Research & Publications

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Asia Pacific Human Development Report 2006 - Trade on Human Terms

In Asia and the Pacific, trade has proved that it can provide jobs and higher incomes for millions. At the same time, many people have yet to benefit, including poor farmers marginalized by trade barriers and distorted agricultural prices; workers who lose jobs in domestic industries due to the more

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Communication for Empowerment in Nepal

Indigenous peoples are among the most marginalized and vulnerable groups in the world. In Nepal, the excluded groups are comprised of women, Dalits (so called “untouchable”), indigenous peoples (IPs) and religious minorities. People in these groups have little or no voice and participation in more

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Community Based Disaster Management Practices, 2006-2008

Realizing the gravity of the situation reflected by alarming mortality and economic loss statistics generated by disasters, UNDP piloted the Community Based Disaster Management Project.This Project commenced operation at the community level from April 2006. It encouraged and supported the local more

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DFDP Final Evaluation Draft Report

The aim of DFDP according to its log frame is to Reduce Poverty in the Pilot Districts through provision of rural infrastructure and human resource opportunities.   In the context the programme was seen as a combination of mechanisms including infrastructure delivery, income generation through more

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DLGSP Mid Term Review 2006

The programme was launched in Nepal in 2004 and is due to end late 2007. It follows on UNDP supported predecessor projects PDDP and LGP, which started in 1995 and 1996. The overall goal is to enhance effective participation of people in the local governance process, ensuring improved access to more

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Decentralized Energy Access and the Millennium Development Goals

This study assesses the development benefits of investments in decentralized micro-hydropower systems in remote mountain areas of Nepal (in the districts of Baglung and Kavre) in terms of reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Evaluation of the impacts of energy more

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Development Advocate Nepal April 2014 - September 2014

  Today social protection has a central place in development agenda. It is no longer seen just as protection for the poor but also as a way to promote growth by transforming the poor into a productive force to boost national economies. Nepal adopted this idea earlier than many other countries more

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Development Advocate Nepal October 2013 - March 2014

This first edition of Development Advocate Nepal looks at Nepal’s achievements so far in meeting the MDGs and at the challenges it faces in bridging the gaps, while considering the agenda beyond 2015 and what it could mean for the country. This edition is packed with stories about efforts to reduce more

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Energy To Move Rural Nepal Out Of Poverty : The Rural Energy Development Programme Model In Nepal

This report presents one of 17 case studies which, together with a report titled ‘Towards an ‘Energy Plus’ approach for the poor: A review of good practices and lessons learned from Asia and the Pacific’ and an Action Agenda Note, comprise a review of good practices and lessons learned in energy more

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Enhancing Access to Financial Services Annual Review Report

Enhancing Access to Financial Services (EAFS) is run under the initiative of the Central Bank of Nepal. The project is supported by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The project aims to expand access to 330,000 poor people of more