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  • USAID Responds to the Earthquake in Nepal

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  • A threat to girls’ education anywhere is a threat to progress everywhere.

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  • USAID has helped 7,600 Nepali farmers in commercial agriculture increase their net sales by 800 percent.

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  • Annual Calendar 2015

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  • 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.

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SERVIR-Himalaya Program in Nepal
SERVIR-Himalaya Program in Nepal
A woman stands next to a waste pit, installed with biogas technology, in front of her home.
Nepal Adapts to Changing Climate
USAID: Climate Adaptation in the Himalayas
USAID: Climate Adaptation in Nepal's Himalayas

About Nepal

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: April 27, 2015

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

Beth Dunford, Mission Director
U.S. Embassy
Postal Code - M 
PO Box: 295

USAID Contact

Omar Randall, Desk Officer for Nepal
U.S. Agency for International Development
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
, DC 
(202) 712-4515