Research & Publications

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Nepal: Readings in Human Development

Human development must be at the centre of all development efforts to enhance the capabilities of people to expand choices and live in dignity. UNDP has successfully advocated for human development since 1990 through the annual human development reports. Since then, national human development more

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Power, Voice and Rights : A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region has witnessed remarkable economic progress and rapid development in recent decades, yet gender inequality remains entrenched even through this era of change. The region lags behind on gender parity on multiple counts, despite progress on several other dimensions. While more

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REDP Terminal Review 2007

The Rural Energy Development Programme (REDP) is a joint initiative of the Government of Nepal (GoN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank (WB), operational in more than 300 remote rural communities in 25 hilly districts of Nepal. The programme provides support at more

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Report for UNDP Nepal of the Outcome Evaluation Mission on Gender - 2004

This 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 more

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Report on Assessment of Village Development Committee Governance and the Use of the Block Grants

Since 1995, Nepal’s village-level local government bodies (village development committees — VDCs) have received annual block grants from the central Government for spending on improving local infrastructure and services. In fiscal year 2008/09 these grants were increased to a minimum of 1.5 million more

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Report on gender mapping in the field of elections

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN), with support of the UNDP Electoral Support Project and IFES, has undertaken a ‘gender mapping in the field of elections’, the methodology for which involved review of documents, interviews with ECN staff and focus group discussions. The objective of this mapping more

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Resident Co-ordinator's Annual Report 2011

This report presents the major developments of the country and major activities and accomplishments of the UN Country Team in Nepal. It also presents the highlights the progress in UN reform, the highlights on progress towards UNDAF outcomes, key aspects of the proposed 2012 work-plan and more

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Review of DCEAMC Project July 2012

The review of the Developing Capacities for Effective Aid Management and Coordination (DCEAMC) project found that the project has been very successful in meeting its objective to create a user-friendly, functional and transparent Aid Management Platform (AMP) that has been customized for Nepal. It more

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Synthesis of Resident Coordinator Annual Reports 2008 - Text version

This synthesis of the annual reports submitted to the Secretary-­‐General by over 130 Resident Coordinators in 2008 provides an overview of the activities of the Resident Coordinator system and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in support of countries’ efforts to achieve the Millennium more

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The Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2012 - One Planet to Share

Asia-Pacific not only has many of the world’s most climate-exposed territories, it is also home to millions of the most vulnerable people. The unprecedented pace and scale of human activities have been transforming the natural environment and contributing to climate change. Emissions cross borders, more