Research & Publications

  • UNDP Annual Report 2005UNDP Annual Report 2005Nov 7, 2005In response to the conflict and its impact on devlopment and humanitarian assistance, UNDP, in close consultation with the Government of Nepal, conducted a thorough review of its country programme. The review recommended a major shift in direction and implementation in conflict affected areas.

  • UNDP Annual Report 2006UNDP Annual Report 2006May 13, 20062006 was a year of major transition for the UNDP Programme due to the changed political context. UNDP focused its efforts on reorienting its programme to meet current needs and strengthened its operational capacity to assist with post-conflict recovery and peace building initiatives. Additionally, UNDP continued to work with communities and grassroots organizations throughout 2006, including during the conflict period, delivering in all US$ 20 million worth of development assistance to 70 districts targeting the poor and disadvantaged groups. In spite of the political upheavals and the difficult working environment our country programme remained effective and relevant throughout 2006.

  • UNDP Annual Report 2012Aug 16, 2013UNDP in Nepal continues to push for more equal and inclusive society, while supporting national institutions to uphold rule of law, offer better service delivery and provide improved livelihood opportunities for all citizens of Nepal.

  • UNDP Annual Report 2013UNDP Annual Report 2013Feb 17, 2014UNDP’s partnerships with government and development partners achieved considerable success in 2013. UNDP also started several new initiatives in 2013. We remain committed to supporting efforts to ensure that the benefits of growth reach the poorest and most marginalized people across the country—supporting the Government in its priorities.

  • Development Advocate Nepal October 2013 - March 2014Development Advocate Nepal October 2013 - March 2014Sep 30, 2013This 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 poverty, improve living conditions, and consolidate peace, along with personal and institutional narratives of transformation.

  • Development Advocate Nepal April 2014 - September 2014Development Advocate Nepal April 2014 - September 2014Apr 22, 2014Today 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 in the region.

  • development-advocate-nepal-december-2014-june-2015development-advocate-nepal-december-2014-june-2015Jan 22, 2015Today 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 in the region.

  • Report for UNDP Nepal of the Outcome Evaluation Mission on Gender - 2004Report for UNDP Nepal of the Outcome Evaluation Mission on Gender - 2004Jan 7, 2009This evaluation assesses Nepal’s efforts to develop gender responsive national and local level policies and plans over the period 1999 to 2003, and to assess UNDP’s contribution to this outcome, in tandem with other actors in the development sector and in civil society. It identifies strengths in UNDP which contributed positively to achievement of the outcome, and outlines areas needing to be addressed to improve performance. The timing of the Outcome Evaluation Mission (OEM) was selected so results could strengthen the focus of UNDP interventions, and contribute to the UNDP programming cycle 2004-2007. It is forward looking, as per the requirements of the TOR ‘to draw lessons from past programmes and build strategies for future programme interventions’, in the 2004 context of Nepal’s current challenges of poverty and conflict

  • DLGSP Mid Term Review 2006DLGSP Mid Term Review 2006Aug 20, 2006The 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 socio- economic services by rural poor, particularly women, Dalits and other disadvantaged groups. Intended outputs include enhanced capacity of LBs, MLD and NPC; a VDP implemented in 1000 VDCs based on positive discrimination to favour the disadvantaged; and HIV / AIDS mainstreamed in training packages. DLGSP focuses mainly on the community level, but aims to provide inputs into capacity building for local bodies (DDCs and VDCs) and to contribute to central government policy debates on decentralization.

  • Local Self-Governance Act 1999, MoLJ/HMGLocal Self-Governance Act 1999, MoLJ/HMGNov 10, 2005The Act is expedient to: Make provisions conducive to the enjoyment of the fruits of democracy through the utmost participation of the sovereign people in the process of governance by way of decentralization, Institutionalize the process of development by enhancing the participation of all the people including the ethnic communities, indigenous people and down-trodden as well as socially and economically backward groups in bringing out social equality in mobilizing and allocating means for the development of their own region and in the balanced and equal distribution of the fruits of development, Have institutional development of local bodies capable of bearing responsibility, by providing such responsibility and power at the local level as is necessary to formulate and carry out plans, and Constitute local bodies for the development of the local self-governance system in a manner that they are able to make decisions on the matters affecting the day-to-date needs and lives of the people, by developing local leadership.