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September 23, 2014

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.

March 25, 2014

The year’s World Health Day, USAID in partnership with its ‘Ghar Ghar Ma Swasthya’ project is organizing an interactive three-day media workshop on Critical Health Reporting in Kathmandu. The discussion/training is  scheduled from April 9 to 11,  9 am to 4 pm at  The City Museum Kathmandu, and will be followed by field visits to rural Nepal for participants to observe and understand first-hand some of the key health issues in the country, including challenges, efforts of the various development actors, and impacts. 

February 26, 2014

A Special USAID Nepal Publication featuring five health innovations that have helped reduce Nepal's neonatal, under-5, and maternal mortality. 

The Earthquake Vulnerability Tour highlighted the assistance provided through USAID to communities to reduce their earthquake vu
February 26, 2014

Today, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah completed a two-day visit to Kathmandu, during which he announced approximately $100 million in support of the people of Nepal subject to the availability of funding.  Dr. Shah met with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and other key political leaders and spoke at the closing session of the Nepal Economic Summit, where he stressed the private sector’s role in accelerating Nepal’s economic growth. Dr. Shah also visited sites that highlight USAID’s commitment to using innovation, science, technology, and partnerships—with the Nepali government, civil society, and the private sector—to deepen development impact. 

February 26, 2014

This is—without a doubt—a unique and important moment for Nepal. Thanks to a history of progress and new advances in science and technology, Nepal stands within reach of ending extreme poverty and securing a foundation for long-term economic growth. But this future is not inevitable.

Today, almost 8 million Nepalis get by on less than $1.25 a day. For them, every decision is a trade-off with potentially catastrophic consequences. Do you buy medicines for a sick parent, provide an evening meal for your children, or put a few pennies away towards a new roof or next year’s school fees? These questions are an everyday reality, especially for Nepal’s subsistence farmers, for whom extreme poverty is not just a statistic—but a drain on their basic human dignity

February 26, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the USAID Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation released the 2014 Annual Program Statement (APS) for Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities, which includes Nepal (USAID/DCHA/CMM-APS-OAA-14-000003)

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This 2014 wall calendar produced by USAID Nepal with the theme "Building a Resilient Nepal" showcases some of the strong, resilient people and communities who have eagerly embraced the opportunity to provide a better future for themselves and their families.

Last updated: September 22, 2014

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