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Support to the peace process

July 2008; UNDP dispatched a team of ten case workers in June and July of 2008 to examine and assess all PLA weapons and ammunition stored in containers as well as those used for perimeter security of the camps. During this exercise, the old paper barcodes were also replaced with new polyester barco more

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Tackling with urban sanitation

July 2009; With the fast growing population in Kathmandu and its surrounding districts, urban sanitation has become a huge problem. In order to improve the urban environment, one of the main priorities of the UNDP Public Private Partnership for Urban Environment (PPPUE) has been to promote mobile t more

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Tanahu's masyeura

November 2005; Tanahun is renowned all over the country for its black maas gram and yam. The masyeura (dried dumplings) made with these two ingredients is equally popular nationwide. In order to cash on this opportunity, a female entrepreneur in the district decided to take up masyeura making as an more

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The bumpy road to improve maternal mortality

February 2010; Nepal is very close to achieving the maternal health goal, but there is a budget gap to put the commitments fully into action. The government is committed to increasing health sector budget gradually and allocate at least 7 per cent of the national budget by 2008-09. The total budget more

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The new scales for livelihood

Noorjahan Khatun of Fatwa Mahespur village in Rautahat, starts her day with a basket of mangoes, as much as 35 kilos, on her head. "The burden will get lighter by the day as much of the mangoes will be sold by then," she said as she set off to sell the mangoes in the neighboring villages. more

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Thirty liters of milk in kadai has three hundreds today

November 2005; Shyam Prasad Bhattarai, a participant of MEDEP in Treveni program location in Nawalparsi district says "I think if we do everything seriously and with perseverance, it will yield. I along with my wife work 16 hours a day." Despite having passed his School Leaving Certificate more

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Towards self-employment: Women of Baggale tole

It is a common practice in our society that male members of a family are generally regarded as the breadwinners whereas women members are traditionally confined to looking after the household chores and raising children. However, time and again women seem to be willing to break away from their tradi more

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Tulsi’s mushroom business

Tulasi Budha Magar, 42, is a rising entrepreneur in mushroom business. She received the technical skills in a 12-day mushroom farming training organised by the UNDP Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) in her hometown Tulsipur, Dang district. As a start up support after the training, MEDEP more

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UNDP helps foster lasting peace in Nepal

December 2006; Within seven short months a 'people's movement' that began with almost a million citizens taking to the streets of Kathmandu has cumulated into a peace process that could end almost 11 years of violent conflict in Nepal. The movement demanded that the King return power to parliament, more

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UNDP supports training of 64 new women VDC Secretaries among others

Nirmaya Ban, the Village Development Committee (VDC) Secretary of Piple, Tehrathum says, “People still think that women do not have the skills required to work as a VDC Secretary. I faced a lot of challenges in my work as my senior officials and even some of my junior colleagues did not believe that more