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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.

February 25, 2014

Today, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), visited the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) to discuss the role of science and technology in development and to experience firsthand the dynamic tools being developed to help monitor the environment and inform development decisions in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

January 14, 2014

Despite over 70 percent of the workforce engaged in agriculture, one in three Nepalis is food insecure. Nepal’s yields in all staple crops are significantly below international averages and a big question remains: What can be done to increase farmer productivity and incomes to help break the vicious cycle of poverty? 

A health worker applies chlorhexidine to the cord of a newborn baby born in the Banke district health facility
January 9, 2014

A simple, low-cost antiseptic that may cut the odds of infant illness and death from early infections is one of the Grand Prize winners of the USAID’s 2013 Science and Technology Pioneers Prize. Offered for the first time by the USAID Office of Science and Technology in Washington D.C., the prize recognizes excellence in the use of science, technology, and innovation to solve development challenges.

December 16, 2013

CICU will foster mutual understanding and cooperation amoung youth, assembling the conflicting groups in a safe space to interact purposefully and seek solutions, as well as collaborate together on small development and peacebuilding efforts in their communities.

December 16, 2013

USAID Nepal’s Inclusive Resource Management Initiative project will enhance stability through natural resource conflict resolution and inclusive natural resource management, benefiting 237,000 community members, particularly youth and women.

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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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