USAID has helped 7,600 Nepali farmers in commercial agriculture increase their net sales by 800 percent.
USAID, in partnership with a local private bank, will reach 8,100 customers via branchless mobile banking outlets in eight districts of Nepal.
A health worker treats a newborn's umbilical cord with chlorhexidine, which will prevent infection in the baby. USAID is saving newborn lives across Nepal with this treatment through a national program supported by the Grand Challenges for Development.
Landlocked between India and China, two rapidly changing countries, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world and continues to cope with the effects of a decade-long insurgency that ended in 2006. Located in the Himalaya mountain range, the country is greatly impacted by global climate change and struggles with both water scarcity in some areas and increased flooding in others. Supporting progress toward a democratic, resilient and prosperous Nepal is a priority for U.S. development efforts.
USAID programs in Nepal seek to reinforce recent gains in peace and security, stabilize the transitional government, strengthen the delivery of essential social services, expand proven health interventions, and address the global challenges of food insecurity and climate change.
Last updated: February 28, 2014