Our Partners

UNDP believes that concerted efforts to build partnerships are fundamental for building broad-based consensus, resource mobilisation, and effective implementation of programmes for sustainable peace and development in Nepal. In 2010 UNDP continued to build and expand its partnerships with the Government of Nepal, various UN Agencies, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, the private sector, the civil society organisations, the media, and the academia for the development, resource mobilisation, implementation and monitoring of its supported programmes. 

List of Donors & Partners

AusAid, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, British Embassy, Danida, Department for International Development (DFID), Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF), European Commission /European Union, Finland, GEF (Global Environment Facility), Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), Government of Nepal, Himal Power Limited (HPL), IFTF (Integrated Framework Trust Fund), Japan, Norway, Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA), Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), SNV (Netherlands Government), UNICEF, UNPFN, UNCDF and ILO.


Amounts allocated by donors to UNDP projects operating in 2011

Bilateral and Other non-UN donors

1

DFID

4,627,830

2

AusAid

2,819,309

3

Norway

694,686

4

Denmark

708,681

5

Japan

167,602

6

Austria

17,017

7

Finland

152,050

8

ADB

297,723

9

British Embassy

212,395

10

EC

815,899

11

Netherlands

82,760

12

HPL

1,404,195

13

SDC

153,693

 

Sub-Total

12,153,840

Other Funds

14

Global Fund

2,226,744

15

GEF

1,156,237

     
 

Sub-Total

3,382,981

UNDP

16

UNDP

11,498,650

17

BCPR

3,388,797

18

MDTF

1,360,610

 

Sub-Total

16,248,057

Other UN Agencies

19

UNPFN

3,429,725

20

UNISDR
Sub-Total

29,853 
3,459,578

 

Total

35,244,456

         


Support to the UN System

UNDP continues to play a crucial role in the provision of operational support to the UN System in Nepal and the realization of harmonization of operational policies and practices among the various UN agencies.

This operational support is provided by the Inter-Agency Task Forces (Comprising of members from various UN Agencies) on Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement and Finance. 

Partnership with the United Nations Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) programme has been providing operational and programmatic support to UN agencies in Nepal since 1974. In 2011 UNV continued to manage UN Volunteers for Nepal and to administer the sending of Nepali UN Volunteers abroad to serve in other countries. The UNV programme had 92 UN Volunteers working in Nepal in seven UN agencies (UNHCR, OHCHR, UNDP, UNRCPD, WFP, RC unit and UNICEF). In UNDP, UN Volunteers worked in peace-building, environment and HIV/AIDS prevention projects. Meanwhile, more than 100 Nepali nationals served as international UN Volunteers in various countries around the globe supporting peace and development. 

In 2011 UNV continued working together with UNDP and five other UN agencies in the UN Joint Programme (LGCDP) to support the Government of Nepal for local governance and community development. One hundred national volunteers were placed in 48 District Development Committees (DDCs) and 52 municipalities through the government's National Development Volunteer Service (NDVS). These UNV funded NDVS volunteers supported local citizens, communities and marginalized groups to make local government bodies more accountable for providing quality services on time. In 2012 UNV will continue this programme in terms of supporting the capacity building and restructuring of NDVS. 

UNV also deployed 25 Nepali female UN Volunteers to UNDP's Public Private Partnership Programme for Urban Environment project (PPPUE) in 2011, with funding from the Asian Development Bank and AusAID. These volunteers were trained and placed in DDCs and municipalities to enhance service delivery and small scale private sector participation in delivering services. Their contribution to the PPPUE scheme was very much appreciated at the community level. 

Throughout 2011 UNV acted as focal point for the worldwide celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10). In Nepal a National Steering Committee for Volunteerism, Nepal (NSCVN) was established by the initiative of UNV to take the lead on the IYV+10 celebrations. A national Plan of Action for the celebrations was prepared and implemented by NSCVN, including a special IYV+10 Volunteer Caravan event with the theme of "Volunteering for MDGs". UNV HQ also facilitated a first ever "State of the World's Volunteerism Report", which was launched in Nepal by the honorable President of Nepal, to showcase volunteers' activities in the world and recognize the contribution of volunteerism to peace and development.