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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? 

Sajhedrari Bikaas - Partnership for Local Development
December 16, 2013

Often Nepali’s main point of contact to government is through their local governance bodies.  Despite the absence of local elections, District and Village Development Committees and Municipalities provide basic public services.  As the Government of Nepal restructures the state under a new constitution and decentralizes critical government functions to sub-national units, USAID’s Partnership for Local Development project (Sajhedari Bikaas) strengthens the relationship between Nepalis and local government by improving transparency, accountability, and responsiveness.

November 20, 2013

USAID’s “Ghar Ghar Maa Swasthya” (GGMS, or “Healthy Homes) Project seeks to improve the health of disadvantaged populations in Nepal by improving access to and availability of health goods and services, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas, through social marketing and franchising.

November 1, 2013

USAID is poised to support Nepal’s elections with four programs implemented through five partners.

October 18, 2013

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.

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Last updated: July 09, 2018

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