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.
The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $500,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Program in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S.
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.
USAID Nepal is calling upon innovative problem-solving, for-profit companies, non-governmental organizations and associations, private sector stakeholders, academic/educational research institutions, civil society and foundations – individually or in partnership – to take up the challenge of finding innovative solutions to sustainable food security. The contest, organized through USAID’s Feed the Future program in partnership with the agribusiness firm NIMBUS, is open to Nepali organizations. It will be open for entries until October 15, 2014. A minimum of one grant for up to $50,000 will be awarded in each of the two categories: 1) grant to pilot a new idea and 2) grant to scale-up a proven concept.
In 2003, upon the request of the Government of Nepal, USAID provided technical and financial support to institutionalize the newly formed Peace Secretariat and the peace negotiation process. This assistance eventually led to the USAID-supported Nepal Transition to Peace (NTTP) Initiative in 2005.
Last updated: April 10, 2015