Poverty Reduction

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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

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Human Stories from the Field

This publication presents some interesting success stories from two years of implementation of the Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP) project. Despite the challenging context of Central Tarai, LRP has managed to bring peace and livelihood opportunities to the vulnerable, excluded and economically more

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Impact Assesment of Micro-Enterprise Development Programme

Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) has conducted this ‘Impact Assessment’ to measure the impact of Micro-Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation (MED-PA) on targeted beneficiaries, and to consolidate learning and experiences regarding the transfer of knowledge and sustainability more

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Lessons Learned: Nepal's Experience Implementing Sustainable Rural Tourism Development Model of Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programm

The Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) aims to improve the livelihood of people by harnessing their participation in tourism development activities. TRPAP is active in six districts of Nepal, namely Taplejung (Kangchenjunga), Solukhumbu (Everest), Rasuwa (Langtang), Chitwan, more

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MEDEP Mid Term Review 2006

MEDEP Phase II significantly refined its definition of MEDEP beneficiaries, stressing that the programme should go beyond merely serving the poor, targeting a significant percentage of its beneficiaries as “ultra poor”, and socially excluded. A minimum of 30% of MEDEP beneficiaries should be more

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Making Energy Markets Work For The Poor : Large-Scale Dissemination Of Biogas Plants In Nepal

This publication is 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, comprises a review of good practices and lessons learned in energy more

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Turning Tradition To New Ends : Improving Water Mills In Nepal

This case study documents the experience of the Improved Water Mill programme in Nepal. The Improved Water Mill (IWM) programme promotes a simple and versatile technology that uses water resources to produce 3-4 kW of mechanical and electrical power. IWM improves upon the traditional water mill by more

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OUR WORK - POVERTY REDUCTION

UNDP in Nepal promotes inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods through the ongoing Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), Livelihood Recovery for Peace (LRP) and Enhancing Access to Financial Services projects (EAFS). These projects have helped to bring about improved policies and institutional frameworks for inclusive growth whilst directly benefitting tens of thousands of community people through skill training, short term employment, improved local infrastructure and improved access to financial services.

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