Call for Proposal from NGOs: Leave No One Behind Initiative

July 22, 2022


UNDP’s approach to Leave No One Behind Initaitive

In line with the Constitution of Nepal 2015, gender equality and social inclusion is at the forefront of the national agenda, and the Government of Nepal highlights on the need for further efforts to improve the status of women, Dalits, Madhesis, Muslims, Indigenous Nationalities, gender and sexual minority, Minority groups, persons with disability, people from geographically excluded regions, elderly people and the poor. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the member states pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to endeavor to reach the furthest behind first”. In practice, this means talking explicit action to end extreme poverty, curb inequalities, confront discrimination and fast-track progress for the furthest behind. Five key factors are identified for anyone to be left behind (i) discrimination (biases, exclusion or mistreatment that people face based on one or more aspects of their identity- gender, ethnicity, age, class, disability sexual orientation); (ii) geography (who endures isolation, vulnerability, missing or inferior public services, transportation, internet or other infrastructure); (iii) governance (where people face disadvantage due to ineffective, unjust, unaccountable or unresponsive global, national and or sub-national institutions) ; (iv) socio-economic status (who faces deprivations or disadvantages in terms of income, life expectancy and educational attainment, less chances to be healthy, be nourished or educated); (v) shock and fragility (who is more exposed and or/vulnerable to setbacks due to the impacts of climate change, natural hazards, violence, conflict, displacement etc.   

Call for actions 

With the objective to operationalize the “Leave No One Behind (LNOB)” principle, UNDP had initiated the effort in 2021 with the aim to reach out to the communities and organization who may not be a regular recipient of UNDP support and invite proposals from among the organizations working with women, Dalit, Indigenous People, Madhesi, Muslims, persons with disabilities, gender and sexual minorities, and poor and marginalized peoples, working with prisoners, elderly etc. The intervention is an indicative effort to cater the specific needs of the marginalized and vulnerable groups and strengthen their capacity to be able to exercise their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of Nepal. 

Budget below 10,000 USD

For the proposed proposal the budget should be below 10,000 USD. 

Deadline July 29, 2022

New extended deadline for “CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR NGOS – LNOB Initiative”  by Friday, 29 July 2022 at

The project duration should be at-least 6 months

Required documents to be submitted with the proposal includes:

  • Organization Profile
  • Rules and Regulation of the Organization
  • Social Welfare Council (SWC) Registration
  • District Administration Office (DAO) Registration
  • Permanent Account Number (PAN) Registration
  • Latest Tax Certificate
  • Latest Audit Report



Note: Proposals from Province and Local level NGOs are encouraged to apply


We have planned “a briefing session for interested NGOs who has query regarding LNOB initiative” on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 at 4:30 pm.

Zoom webinar. When: Jul 26, 2022 04:30 PM Kathmandu Topic: Briefing regarding LNOB to interested NGOsRegister in advance for this webinar:


What does it mean to leave no one behind?