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Livelihood Recovery for Peace is an integrated community-based project which is strengthening the capacities of local institutions and ultra poor households and communities to respond to livelihood recovery needs and peace building in Central Tarai where poverty, conflict and natural disasters most hinder development.
The Strengthening Planning and Monitoring Capacity of NPC project is supporting the apex national planning body to make Nepal’s planning and monitoring development results-oriented, evidence-based, MDG sensitive and gender and social inclusion responsive.
The Micro enterprise Development Programme is creating employment and income opportunities for the rural poor by providing skill and business training and other support, mainly for women and poor and disadvantaged people to set up micro-enterprises; helping establish business support services and representative organisations for micro-entrepreneurs; and working with the government to improve the policy environment.
The Developing Capacities for Effective Aid Management and Coordination project helps localise the Paris Principles to make official development assistance produce more results. It will assist the Government to implement the recommendations of the 2007 and 2010 surveys and help establish the mechanisms for involving all main stakeholders in more effectively managing aid.
The Local Governance Community Development Programme (LGCDP) began in 2008 as the first nationwide integrated support programme for local government in Nepal. It is going ahead under the government leadership across all Nepal's District Development Committees, Village Development Committees and Municipalities.
The Electoral Support Project (ESP) Phase II: Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal
In April 2008 Nepal held its first CA election since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006 to elect a constituent assembly mandated to draft a new constitution. 2008 election were organized by the Election Commission of Nepal with significant assistance and technical support from the Electoral Assistance Office of the United Nations Mission in Nepal. Following these elections, UNDP initiated the three-year Electoral Support Project (ESP) Phase I that aimed at institutional strengthening and professional development of the Election Commission of Nepal. As the need increased to expand the role of ESP to providing technical advice and operational support for the upcoming cycle of elections, the project was revised and extended till 2016 to meet the current needs of the Election Commission of Nepal. This revision constitutes Phase II of the Electoral Support Project, signed in 29 November 2012.
Since April 2008, the Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal project (SPCBN) has provided valuable support for inclusive and participatory constitution building.
From 2002, the multi-donor funded Capacity Development of the National Human Rights Commission project, supported the commission to fulfil its mandates for the protection, promotion and full respect of the human rights enshrined in the constitution, national leigslations and international human rights instruments that Nepal is party to.
The transformational changes to its government that Nepal has embarked upon are massive. Thus far however, the focus has been on the political aspects of this transition, with less attention being given to the implications of federalization on the organization of public administration. However, recent developments show a more direct engagement with the bureaucracy in the debate on the restructuring of the state. While the political negotiations are ongoing, the government of Nepal has created a series of committees to ensure that public administration institutions are ready for the transformational change from a unitary to a federal system. However, unrealistically high expectations among politicians and civil society on the speed of transition to a new administrative order, with new federal and provincial institutions, needs to be carefully managed. Similarly, institutional resistance and low levels of capability hinder the ability of the public service to move towards a federalized structure.
As Nepal continues to undergo a profound socio-economic and political transformation in order to meet the CPA and Constitution’s calls for peace, change and political and economic stability, Nepal’s ongoing peace process is anchored in the principles of democracy and access to justice as well as the fundamental human rights to equality, inclusion, and participation. Against this backdrop the ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal' Programme (the RoLHR Programme) focuses on supporting systemic changes in national legislative, policy and institutional frameworks and structures and on delivering tangible results at the local level.
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
UNDP’s Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP) is working on the two complementary pillars of promoting collaborative leadership and dialogue amongst Nepalese leaders and institutions, and mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and the ‘Do No Harm’ approach into development programmes.
The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Support to Nepal (CPRSN) project aims to provide support to UNDP Nepal in two phases, with the goal of strengthening the promising but still fragile peace process.
Following the successful completion of the second Constituent Assembly Elections in November 2013, building on the accomplished peace milestones, like the integration of the former combatants and clearing known minefields, as Nepal moves ahead to consolidate peace and development gains, the task of violence prevention and strengthening community security in a selection of districts, identified as “hotspots” demands due attention.
Environment and Energy
The RERL project started in April 2011 to as an extension of the successful partnership between the government and UNDP in the renewable energy sector to consolidate the best practices from REDP and continue scaling up access to energy.
Since it was set up in 1996, the Nepal Small Grants Programme has funded 102 local initiatives for environmental conservation.
The Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) Project for mountain Ecosystems is a global project being implemented in Nepal, Peru and Uganda, and aims to strengthen the capacity of these countries, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts, in ecosystem based adaptation approaches. The project targets to strengthen the resiliency of ecosystems within these countries and reduce the vulnerability of local communities with particular emphasis on mountain ecosystems.
The overall programmatic framework for Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP) is aligned with the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and Nepal's three year plan 2010-2013. It will be guided by the Climate Change Policy 2011 and National Framework on Local Adaptation Plan of Action (LAPA) 2011. The overall goal of NCCSP programme is to ensure that the Nepal's poorest and most vulnerable people are able to adapt well to climate change effects. The ultimate objective is to enable the GoN to implement the Climate Change Policy, 2011 and develop and implement necessary strategies and most urgent and immediate adaptation actions that increase the benefits and sustainability of public as well as public-private development efforts.
Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GON), Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is being implemented by Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) as the lead Implementing Agency. The project’s working areas include Solukhumbu in the High Mountain and Mahottari, Siraha, Saptari and Udaypur districts in the Terai. Altogether 8 VDCs of these four districts also encompassing 3 river basins of the Ratu, Khando and Gagan and 2 tributaries basins of the Trijuga River, the Hadiya and Kong are the main project working areas under Component II.
The Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme is strengthening the capacity for disaster risk management in line with the recommendations of the national strategy. It is building the capacity of government ministries and local bodies for disaster risk management. Gender, social inclusion and knowledge managment are addressed across all project activities.