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MICRO ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME This compilation of 108 success stories contains accounts of micro-entrepreneurs supported and promoted by the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP). A majority of micro-entrepreneurs established by MEDEP support are running their enterprise...
MoICS, UNDP, (2018)
Impact Assessment of National Integrated Pest Management (NIPM) Program in Nepal The Integrated Pest Management program was initiated with the prime objective of training of trainers and conducting farmer field schools which later on extended to be a preliminary process for sustainable management of agricultural and ecological r...
NDRI, FAO, (2014)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 (Kailali District) Though having the potential to develop,the micro-enterprise sector could not grow significantly in the recent past due to lack of access to services. In order to address this issue, the GoN has been according high priority to the development of micro...
MEDEP/UNDP-MOI, (2013)
Micro-Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation Volume II (Sindhupalchowk) The concept of 'Community Forestry' (CF) was formally launched in Nepal in 1978. It was given high priority by 'Master Plan for Forestry Sector' (MPFS) developed in 1989 (FINIDA, 1989). The CF is concerned with people's participation in 'Protection',...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro- Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation- Volume 2 (Analytical Summary of Research Reports) There were 18 reports (14 theses: 1 Doctoral, 10 Master, and 4 Bachelor; and 4 research reports: 2 commodity feasibility studies and 2 district feasibility studies) reviewed. This section presents the analytical summary of these theses and reports....
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
United Nations Children's Fund The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) believes that promoting the rights of the child and caring for the world’s children form the very foundation of human development. Active in more than 190 countries, it uses its global authority to work wit...
UNAIDS, UNICEF, (2015)
Nepal Political Economy Analysis Briefing Note : Factors That Shape The Prioritization And Allocation Of Resources For Reproductive, Maternal And Newbron Health Nepal has made some dramatic and rapid progress in Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), despite being a low income country with high levels of poverty, difficult geography, and conflict. The Total Fertility Rate fell from 4.6 birth...
UNICEF, (2015)
Micro-Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation Volume II (Rural Nepal) The UNDP and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Nepal, have considered micro-enterprises as the enterprise that have up to five employees, with a value of investments (excluding land and buildings) of up to 1,430 US$ for manufacturing (up...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Dhyan Bahadur water mill Dhyan Bahadur built his water mill after 2015 earthquake w/support from European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, UNDP & Human Rights Awareness & Dvt Center. The newly built water mill has enabled him to revive his livelihood Video Quality: ...
UNDP, (2019)
Disaster recovery for the disabled My house is built with wire frame technology, which is earthquake resistant. I feel safe there,” says Khil Bahadur of Sindhupalchowk. Video Quality: 720p HD Audio Quality: High Video Location: Sindhupalchowk Duration of Video: 2m #UNDP #UND...
UNDP, (2019)
International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination The Committee expresses concern about the absence in the report of disaggregated data on the population, including by age, sex, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, including caste, and language. The Committee recommends that the State party provide...
UN, (2001)
Resident Coordinator’s Annual Report 2016 016 marked the ten- year anniversary of Nepal’s peace process and the first Constitution Day since the adoption of the charter in September 2015. The last ten years have witnessed some remarkable transformations, including the demobilization of the f...
UN, (2016)
A 10-Year Literacy/NFE Policy and Programme Framework Education is a key to development and an asset towards peace and social justice. It has a fundamental role to play in reducing poverty,exclusion, ignorance and conflict. Nepal is committed to Education for all, and its progress in primary education o...
UNESCO, (2000)
Evaluation Reports: Summary Report Of The Strategic Evaluation Of WFP'S Role In Ending Long-Term Hunger In 2011 WFP’s Office of Evaluation carried out four strategic evaluations related to WFP’s strategic shift from food aid to food assistance. This strategic evaluation analysed WFP’s role in ending long-term hunger. It was carried out by a team of ind...
WFP, (2012)
OHCHR-­Nepal Check against delivery Address by Louise Arbour United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 January 2007 Kathmandu, Nepal Respect for human rights is an essential foundation for peace and democracy in all countries.Human rights must be key components in the negotiations as well as in the implementation stage of a peace process.longstanding human rights issues as part of...
UNOHCHR, (2007)
Information Economy Report 2006: The Development Perspective During the past decade, ICTs have become part of many developing countries’ development plans and poverty reduction strategies. Those countries have designed and are implementing national ICT policies to reach overall development goals, recognizing t...
UN, (2006)
The Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) In Nepal Natural resources such as forests, agricultural lands, biodiversity and water resources are the livelihood base of almost 90% of Nepal’s population. Altogether, they represent almost 40% of the country’s GDP. While in the last decades considerable pr...
GoN, UNDP, (2012)
Western Uplands: Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project From 16 March – 31 March 2014, Government of Nepal and IFAD fielded a Mission to jointly review the performance of the Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project (WUPAP) and its achievements since the last Phase III Review of March 2013. The mission...
IFAD, (2014)
Child Poverty and Disparities in Nepal Nepal Report 2010 Children living in poverty. More than a third of Neapl's 12.6 million children the foundation for tomorrows parents and leaders live below the national poverty line. THis is not all. Measured by the factors that constitutes a child's wellbeing, an ev...
UNICEF, (2010)
Poverty Mapping, Gender Assessment and Need Identification - Attariya Attariya is a growing urban area of Kailali District in Far Western Development Region. It is one of nodal center, located at the crossing of Dhangadi-Dedeldhura Highway (North-South) and East-West Highway. The project area, Attaria Nagar Bikash Sa...
GON, UNHABITAT, (2014)
Millennium Development Goal 8- The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have mobilized action from Governments,civil society and other partners around the world, with significant results. Extreme poverty has been cut in half. More people have access to improved sources of water. Co...
UN, (2015)
Consolidated Progress Report (1998-2003) -MEDEP (NEP/03/018) On completion of the scheduled implementation of the first phase of Micro Enterprise Development Programme, a pioneer programme in Nepal, which has taken a comprehensive and integrated approach to micro enterprise development for poverty alleviation,...
HMG, MEDEP/UNDP, (2005)
Human Development Report-2019 The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should. The connecting thread, is inequality. #UN #UNNepal #UNWork #Developmen...
UNDP, (2019)
Millennium Development Goals - Progress Report 2002 The UN global conferences of the 1990s drew up a number of key global development goals and targets. The core list of such goals and targets became known as the International Development Targets (IDTs). In September 2000, 147 Heads of State and Gover...
UN, HMG Nepal, (2002)
SDGs in Nepal Goal 1 : Infographics Where do Nepal’s seven provinces stand in terms of each of the Sustainable Development Goals? This series of infographics developed by United Nations Nepal in partnership with Nepal in Data and published in the Republica national daily, illustrates h...
UNDP, (2018)
Project Completion Report: Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP) TRPAP is an important pilot programme run at selected rural areas of Nepal. The six pilot districts were chosen based on the extent of existing tourism development or its potential, and the extent to which significant elements of poverty and margin...
GoN,UNDP, (2007)
Assessment of Rural Poverty: Asia and the Pacific When the poor define their poverty, they talk about a range of dimensions they consider important. Income is only one of these many dimensions. Although the Asia and the Pacific Region has made impressive progress in the last three decades in economi...
IFAD, (2002)
Nepal Human Development Report 2001-Poverty Reduction and Governance The Nepal Human Development report 2001 takes stock of the country's progress in reducing poverty since the restoration of democracy in 1990. During these 11 years,Nepal has embarked upon a programme of reforms that has covered almost all sectors of ...
UNDP, (2001)
Small Area Estimation of Poverty, Caloric Intake and Malnutrition in Nepal This report presents the results of small area estimation techniques to improve sample survey estimates of poverty, caloric intake and malnutrition for Nepal. This is the first time that statistical techniques have been used to estimate indicators of...
GoN, WFP, WB, (2006)
Nepal Development Update The successful election of a new parliament and subsequent formation of a popularly mandated government provide a more conducive environment for private sector activity and economic policy. The uncertainties brought about by Nepal’s prolonged politic...
WB, (2014)
Poverty, Social Divisions, and Conflict in Nepal We conduct an econometric analysis of the economic and social factors that contributed to the spread of violent conflict in Nepal. We find that conflict intensity is significantly higher in places with greater poverty and lower levels of economic de...
WB, (2007)
Remarks by Richard Bennett Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal At the Programme to Mark International Day of Disabled Persons Organized by the Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFD-N) A quick update on the CRPD: as you know, the Convention and its Optional Protocol (that allows individual complaints to the new Committee) entered into force on 3 May this year when 20 countries ratified it. Today I am pleased to report that the Conv...
UNOHCHR, (2008)
Annual Report 2008 This is the fourth of our annual reports, which we produce to better inform our partners about the work we do and the impact it has. UNDP Nepal’s over-riding priorities in 2008 were to help consolidate peace after the end of the 1996–2006 armed confl...
UNDP, (2008)
UNDP Annual Report 2006: Supporting Progress Through Equality The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is on the ground in 166 countries, wo...
UNDP, (2006)
POLICY BRIEF ACHIEVING THE BEST OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN To understand the implications of targeting, it is necessary to understand Nepal’s poverty profile. The potential for the Child Grant to contribute to Nepal’s development goals has been recognised by policy makers. The Social Welfare Act (1992) and t...
UNICEF, (2016)
Project to Promote ILO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is currently focusing on This case study argues that despite the good intentions and increasing realization of the importance of social inclusion for poverty alleviation and lasting peace, reflect...
ILO, (2005)
Nepal Multidimensional Poverty Index This report present Nepal's official national Multi- dimensional Poverty Index (MPI)using latest data from Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014.MPI includes multiple indicators related to health,education and living standards. Our computat...
GOV-NPC, (2018)
Statement on the Occasion of World World's Day 2009 Today, as we commemorate World Population Day, the global financial and economic crisis threatens to reverse hard-won gains in education and health in developing countries. Among those hardest hit are women and girls. This is why the theme of this ye...
UNFPA, (2009)
Livestock Services And The Poor The analysis in Chapter 1 concludes that livestock can be an indispensable part of the livelihood systems of many poor rural and urban populations in developing countries, that it can play a crucial role in farming systems and that it can decrease th...
IFAD, (2004)
Employment in Nepal Policy makers in Nepal have long been aware of the need to address problems relating to employment, but it cannot be said that employment generation was ever viewed as a central objective of economic policies. The very fact that the Information base ...
SAATH, ILO, (1997)
Key Note Address by Honorable Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice Chairman, and National Planning Commission of Nepal during Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for Poverty Eradication in Asia-Pacific. This bulletin includes statement by Honorable Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice Chairman, and National Planning Commission of Nepal during Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for Poverty Eradicati...
GON, UNESCAP, (2017)
Poverty Monitoring and Analysis System (PMAS): An Overview DEVELOPMENT, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, GENDER GENDER STATISTICS, POVERTY, DEVELOPMENT ASPECTS, DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS, DEVELOPMENT MODELS, DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH, BIRTH RAT, DEATH RATE, LIFE EXPECTANCY //////////////////////////////////////////////////////...
UNDP, (2005)
Trends and Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Nepal Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. Although improving agricultural productivity was long regarded as instru...
WB, (2016)
Perspectives from Communities in Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Guatemala and Nepal The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) constitute the current global framework for development, constituting eight goals and a number of targets to be achieved before 2015. Recognizing that indigenous peoples have been largely excluded from the MDG...
ILO, (2006)
Micro-Enterprises, Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 1 Micro economic enterprises play a vital role in poverty reduction in both rural and urban areas, and urban areas and reinforce urban rural linkage for economic and social development in Nepal. The linkage are essential not only for utilization of loc...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Value Chain Analysis- Incense Sticks The micro enterprise development program is nationally executed project implemented by ministry of industry with the technical and financial supports of the additional support from the Australian agency for international development which is now its ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Value Chain Based Approach to Micro-Enterprise Development: Value Chain Analysis-Allo The Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDEP) is a nationally executed project of the United Nations Development Program(UNDP) under the Ministry of Industry (MoI). The program is funded by UNDP with additional support from the Australian Agency f...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Decent Work for Poverty Reduction: An ILO Contribution to the PRSP in Nepal Generating productive, decent employment is central to a strategy of poverty reduction. The present synthesis paper is the ILO’s contribution to HMG/N’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper process. The ILO paper draws upon a substantial number of inputs...
GoN, ILO, (2002)
OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO GIRLS’ EDUCATION IN SOUTH ASIA The purpose of this study is to contribute to the achievement of education and gender-related goals of EFA and MDG in the South Asian countries by adhering to the framework of a rights-based approach; and to offer feasible policy options and/or tools...
UNICEF, (2006)
Small Area Estimation of Poverty, Caloric Intake and Malnutrition in Nepal This report presents the results of small area estimation techniques to improve sample survey estimates of poverty, caloric intake and malnutrition for Nepal. This is the first time that statistical techniques have been used to estimate indicators of...
GoN, CBS, WB, WFP, (2006)
Micro Enterprise Development Programme - MEDEP GON/MOI/UNDP To institutionalise MEDEP model into MEDPA through a sustainable institutional structure, Government of Nepal has developed MEDPA five years strategic plan in partnership with UNDP. GoN has already approved this five years strategic plan under which ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2014)
Micro-Enterprises, Development for Poverty Alleviation Volume I Micro economic enterprises play a vital role in poverty reduction in both rural and urban areas, and reinforce urban-rural linkages for economic and social development in Nepal. The linkages are essential not only for utilization of local resources...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Study too Determine The Special Needs of Woman in the Micro Enterprise Development Sectors The Micro Enterprise Development Programme wishes to thank Alliance Nepal for Social Mobilization which was commissioned to conduct the study. The Programme would also like to thank professionals and individuals that helped in the ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2000)
Micro-Enterprise Development Report MEDEP has conducted this ‘Impact Assessment’ to measure the impact of MED-PA on targeted beneficiaries, and to consolidate learning and experiences regarding the transfer of knowledge and sustainability of the overall MED-PA. This study has provided ...
UNDP, GoN, (2010)
Impact Study of the Micro Finance in Micro Enterprise Development Program Micro enterprise development program is a multilateral donor funded poverty reduction initiative supported by government of Nepal and the United Nations Development Program. #Poverty reduction #Enterprises ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2009)
Micro Economic Development Programe- MEDEP 3 Micro enterprise development program is a multinational donor funded poverty reduction imitative supported by government of Nepal and the united nation development program. The program has been working with the poor people especially women and those ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2009)
Micro Economic Development Programme Nepal's rural economy has been excessively dependent on agriculture and in the last three four decades,the country has been facing the rapid increase in population while the growth of agriculture has not been able to achieve the parallel growth. The ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2001)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 (Nuwakot and Nawalparasi) Micro-enterprise development has always remained the backbone of the national economy due to its contribution to employment opportunities, income for the poor and overall empowerment as a consequence. This research was conducted to assess the r...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 (Prospects of Increasing the Usage of Allo Yarn in Carpet Factories in Kathmandu) Carpet weaving is an old tradition in Nepal. Carpet is a major export item. Natural fibers like jute, hemp, Allo, etc. are gaining popularity in the carpet market. The supply of Allo yarn has not met the demand of carpet factory. This study was condu...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 Despite various development efforts made to address the root causes, poverty is still a multidimensional problem in rural areas where mainstay of the economy is agriculture. Natural resource-based micro-enterprises are emphasized as a measure for acc...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 MEDEP was implemented in Parbat since 1998. Among 55 VDCs in Parbat, Banskharka is known for orange (mandarin) production and has the potential for generating income through marketing and processing. It needs detailed information on production f...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 MEDEP was piloted in 1998. It expanded to 36 districts by 2010 in its third phase (2008-13). The development objective of the program was to contribute to reduce poverty among low-income families in rural areas, and to ensure the institutional de...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 2 MEDEP was piloted in 1998. It expanded to 36 districts by 2010 in its third phase (2008-13). The development objective of the program was to contribute to reduce poverty among low-income families in rural areas, and to ensure the institutional deve...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development Programme (MEDEP) Micro entreprise development programe based on lesson learnt and best practise from the first phase. The main objective of MEDEP is to improve the socio-economic status of low income families including the hardcore poor and socially excluded familie...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2006)
Micro-Enterprise Development Programme HMG/N through technical support of UNDP has been implementing the PDDP since 1995 to enhance people-centred, decentralize management of local development in twenty selected districts of Nepal. The programme was extended to an additional 20 districts ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2002)
The Minutes of the two-days 11th RUNET Meeting of Executive Officers of Partner Municipalities of Phase I ,II & III and Replicating Municipalities The 11th RUNET Meeting was inaugurated by Mr. Yub Raj Pandy , Secretary, Ministry of Local Development in the August gathering of high level officials from His Majesty Government of Nepal, representatives of private sector, media, UN - implemented ...
RUPP/UNDP, (2005)
Annual Report 2006 - Supporting Progress Through Equality The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is on the ground in 166 countries, wo...
UNDP, (2006)
A Market Study of Ginger in Deurali VDC, Nawalparasi - Micro Enterprise Development Programme The Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) was launched in 1998 at the initiative of HMG/N and technical assistance of UNDP. This programme was envisaged to help attain the poverty reduction target determined unde...
MEDEP/UNDP, (1999)
Impact Assessment of Micro-Enterprise Development Program This study was carried out to assess the impact of Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDEP) in the socio-economic condition of poor, women, Dalit and indigenous nationalities (Janajati). It also sought to assess the contribution of the program in...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Impact of Micro-Enterprise Development Programme on Poverty Alleviation Through Women Empowerment: A Case Study of Sunsari District 1 Nepalese women are the poorest among the poor lacking access to resources. They need to be empowered to meet their daily needs and get actively involved in promoting their own social and political status. MEDEP model has been strongly recommended to ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2013)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 1 MEDEP management would like to express sincere gratitude to all the students their supervisors and head of universities,colleges and other academic institution for their interest in MEDEP particularly in poverty alleviation through micro enterprises ...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 1 Micro economic enterprenure play a vital role in poverty reduction in both rural and urban areas and reinforce urban rural area linkages for economic and social development in nepal. The linkages are essential not only for utilization of local resour...
MEDEP/UNDP, ()
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 1 Micro- Enterprise refers to any economic unit engage in the production and distribution of goods and services at household level. It is primarily of self-employed nature, employing him/her in the enterprise and sometimes some family members. The ente...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Micro Enterprises Development for Poverty Alleviation -Volume 1 Micro-Enterprise Development programme (MEDEP) was started in 1998 to support achieve the Ninth Plan's objective of reducing poverty through the creation of micro-enterprise. MEDEP is in the third year of its implementation. It has been observed tha...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2001)
Micro-Enterprises, Development for Poverty Alleviation Volume I To address the dire need of a proven tool that could fight poverty in the county by sustainability promoting entrepreneurship culture, particularly in the population living below the poverty line, Micro-enterprise Development program (MEDEP) was la...
MEDEP/UNDP, (2010)
Industrial Development Perspective Plan: Vision 2020 The economic challenge for Nepal is to fight its way out of stagnation and move towards long-term sustainable development. Industrial development will have to be one of its cornerstones. Thus, this document provides a comprehensive set of recommend...
UNDP, (2002)
Achieving The Millennium Development Goals By Enabling The Rural Poor To Overcome Their Poverty At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders undertook the commitment to halve by 2015 the proportion of people in the world whose income is less than one dollar a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. They also pledge...
IFAD, (2003)