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To support Nepal’s transition to a federal system, USAID’s Sajhedari-Support to Federalism Activity is partnering with the Government of Nepal to strengthen policy, empower local governments and enhance citizen participation in governance.

This activity will establish a sustainable, integrated, public-private partnership (PPP) system for the rehabilitation of disabilities in order to improve the mobility and functional independence of victims of conflict and others in need of rehabilitation services.

USAID’s Sustaining Health Outcomes Through the Private Sector Plus Activity is USAID’s flagship initiative which supports the Government of Nepal’s goal of increasing access to and use of family planning, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health products. The five-year (March 2016 – September 2020), $5 million, activity seeks to improve health outcomes by harnessing the full potential of the private sector and catalyzing lasting public-private engagement.

USAID’s Reading for All Program is a three-year, $3.88 million activity that works to improve early grade reading outcomes among children with disabilities in grades 1 – 3. Implemented in 6,775 schools in the 16 National Early Grade Reading Program focus districts (Banke, Surkhet, Bhaktapur, Kaski, Dhankuta, Saptari, Parsa, Rupandehi, Manang, Mustang, Bardiya, Dang, Dolpa, Kailaki, Kanchanpur and Dadeldhura), the activity strengthens the Government of Nepal’s (GON’s) institutional capacity at the federal, provincial and local levels to implement its constitutional and policy commitments to disability inclusive education.

Public Financial Management Strengthening Project (PFMSP) will enhance the transparency and accountability of the public financial management systems of Government of Nepal ministries and agencies.  PFMSP will support the GON’s capacity building priorities, by extensive consultations between USAID, GON and the donor community. The geographic scope will be USAID/Nepal’s 20 focus districts in the West, Mid-West and Far-West regions, as well as the 14 earthquake affected districts.

USAID has a longstanding history of consistent support for Nepal’s health priorities and has played a significant role in the success of HIV-related programming in Nepal for nearly 25 years. LINKAGES Nepal is building on this learning and experience, and is designed to support local and global goals to control the epidemic and achieve an AIDS-free generation. The LINKAGES project supports, the Government of Nepal’s Health Sector Plan (2016–2021), and USAID Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

This $8 million, five-year Hamro Samman project works closely with the Government of Nepal (GON), civil society, and private sector to foster collaborative partnerships among these stakeholders to better address human trafficking.

USAID’s Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) is a five-year, $15 million project to be implemented in 20 West, Mid-West and Far-West districts and 14 earthquake-affected districts of Nepal. USAID coupled its 2014 CSO political economy analysis with existing data and assessments to shape the project’s design. As a result, CS:MAP aims to foster a more legitimate, accountable, and resilient Nepali civil society, capable of advancing the public interest. The project will collaborate with a wide range of CSOs including non-governmental and non-profit organizations, non-governmental media outlets, member-based organizations, associations, unions, and federations.

Water is the single most important natural resource underpinning Nepal’s economy and livelihoods. Inclusive, sustainable management of water resources in Nepal depends on addressing climate change and protecting healthy, biodiverse ecosystems.

After the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015, mental health needs in Nepal increased considerably. The alarming rate of suicidal ideas in 10 percent of earthquake-affected populations revealed through a rapid survey indicated the high mental health burden. As there is no mental health desk at the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH), the UN World Health Organization (WHO), as co-lead of the Health Cluster, is supporting the MoH to fill this gap. Immediately after the 2015 earthquake, there was an urgent need to coordinate among partners implementing mental health response activities to ensure adherence to WHO and Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guidelines.

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Last updated: February 10, 2021

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