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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:00am

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide a total of $402 Million over the next five years to Nepal.  In a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Finance today, Mr. Madhu K. Marasini, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, and Dr. Beth Dunford, Mission Director of USAID/Nepal, signed an assistance agreement on behalf of the two governments.

The funds will be used over the next five years to reinforce recent gains in democratic processes (such as elections), improving governance, expanding proven health interventions in maternal and child health, improving literacy, increasing economic growth, and addressing the challenges of food insecurity and climate change.

“On behalf of the Government of Nepal, I would like to express my appreciation to the people and the Government of the United States of America for this assistance and also for their continued interest and support in the socio-economic development of Nepal,” said Mr. Marasini.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 9:15am

The Government of Nepal's (GoN) Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank launched two new food security initiatives in Nepal: the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Project (KISAN and the Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP). The projects will work in the west, mid-west, and far-west regions of the country.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched two new conflict management and mitigation projects: Community Initiatives for Common Understanding, and Inclusive Resource Management Initiative.  The projects will focus on the Mid- and Far-Western regions of Nepal and address the root causes of conflict by bringing together representatives of conflicting groups to seek solutions in a safe space.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:00am

Staff Reporters and Freelancers reporting on environment issues online, in print, or on the radio, are invited to apply for an environment reportage workshop based on 2-days of discussions in Kathmandu followed by 4-days of field research either in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) or the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) areas.

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 3:15pm

Today, the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched “Health for Life,” an $18 million, five-year health systems and maternal, newborn, child health and family planning program. Health for Life builds on accomplishments gained from the MOHP Nepal Health Sector Programme II and USAID/Nepal’s health sector investments to date. The program aims to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high quality and equitable family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services.

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:00pm

Today, U.S. Ambassador Peter W. Bodde signed a memorandum with the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) acknowledging a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contribution to the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF).

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:15pm

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Nepal) and Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)  organized an event to commemorate the closure of its flagship five-year Nepal Family Health Program II (NFHP II).

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 4:15pm

On March 26, the Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Nepal) jointly released the findings of the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), highlighting the health, social and economic status and trends in the country. At the seminar, authors of the survey presented key findings, underlining the changes in the most important demographic and health indicators over the past decade and factors contributing to the startling changes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:15pm

The Peace Corps is returning to Nepal after a seven year absence from the country. Support from the Government of Nepal has been instrumental in bringing the Peace Corps back.  Two events in Kathmandu today marked the occasion. The first event was hosted by Prime Minister Bhattarai at his office in Singha Durbar.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 4:30pm

As announced in Washington, D.C., yesterday (January 10), Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia Nisha Biswal signed an inter-agency agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Nepal after a seven-year absence from the country. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., and attended by Nepali Ambassador to the United States Shankar Prasad Sharma, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr., and returned Peace Corps volunteers from Nepal.

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Last updated: August 18, 2014

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