A Partner Of Choice
Partnership is at the heart of everything UNDP does. We offer a nearly universal presence. Our substantial expertise—both intellectual acumen and practical experience—cuts across diverse development issues and settings. These valuable assets combined with our long legacy of trust have made us a global partner of choice.
UNDP has been working as a key development partner of choice in Nepal since 1963 to support the Nepalese people in their struggle against poverty. Much of this support has gone to building up the capacity of government agencies, civil society and community groups to fight poverty, and to bringing these groups and Nepal's donors together to design and implement successful poverty alleviation projects
The Government of Nepal is a crucial partner for UNDP. UNDP works with Government Ministries, Departments and Local Authorities at national, local and provincial levels.
United Nations System
UNDP Nepal's programme and priorities are set out by the Country Programme Document, in collaboration with the Government of Nepal.
UNDP, as part of the UN family, works jointly with several agencies to tackle issues in Nepal that span different agency mandates. UNDP works with FAO, ILO, IOM, UNCDF, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHabitat, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNV and UNWomen (put link). Joint programmes include gender equality and women’s rights, human rights, environmental sustainability, and more.
UNDP’s work is coordinated with 15 other UN agencies in Nepal through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2019-2022).
International Financial Institutions
International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are an important source of development funding. They account for a large portion of the non-core (earmarked, project-specific) funding of UNDP. UNDP has formal agreements with some IFIs (the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank)
The private sector can make an important contribution to development by fostering innovation, providing funding and promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries. UNDP Nepal is continuously engaging with the private sector for solving public issues through social innovation and joint campaigns to raise awareness on some pressing development issues.
Both global and local foundations are providing strong backing for UNDP's development activities. We recognize the tremendous knowledge that foundations offer, ranging from governance and environment to health and financial inclusion; and work with them at the community level to better address local issues.
Civil Society Organizations
For UNDP, civil society constitutes the full range of formal and informal organizations that are outside the state and market. This includes social movements, volunteer organizations, indigenous peoples' organizations, mass-based membership organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations, as well as communities and citizens acting individually and collectively. UNDP partners with civil society organizations in programme implementation and policy advocacy.