Nepal needs to invest 49 pct of GDP in 15 years to attain sustainable development goals

SDGs – a follow-up on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expired in 2015 – is a set of 17 goals and 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues, including ending poverty and hunger, good health, quality education, and in…

by · Monday, 19 February 2018 · Nepal

One in four Iraqi children in poverty after war on Islamic State

BAGHDAD: One in four Iraqi children are in poverty and four million are in need of assistance as a result of the country’s war with Islamic State militants, the United Nation’s children agency said on Sunday. The UN has verified 150 attacks on education facilities and 50 attacks on health centres and …

by · Sunday, 11 February 2018 · Iraq, Nepal

Micro enterprise development programme for poverty alleviation implemented in Rolpa

LIBANG, ROLPA — The Human Rights Awareness Centre (HURAC), Rolpa has implemented the micro enterprise development programme in Rolpa district for poverty alleviation. The programme is run in eight places including in one municipality and seven rural mu…

by · Sunday, 11 February 2018 · Nepal

Ensuring access to justice: Women with disabilities face hurdles

Then there are legal barriers, poverty, inadequate information or advice, insufficient resources, inaccessible architectural design, inaccessible information or communication methods, and inadequate protection from subsequent victimisation that obstruc…

by · Wednesday, 7 February 2018 · Nepal

PAF promotes market for 7500 craftspeople

KATHMANDU: Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) has promoted the market for selling the products of some 7,500 craftspeople under its market promotion for conflict-survivors’ products project. PAF has stated that it has promoted the market for products manufactured by the craftspeople through 365 …

by · Friday, 2 February 2018 · Nepal
Incentives for cleaner cities in Nepal

Incentives for cleaner cities in Nepal

The “orange city” of Dhankuta, Nepal. Photo: World Bank

Cities across Nepal—and in the developing world—produce more waste than ever before, due to a spike in population and a surge in new economic activity and urbanization. Properly disposing a…

by · Tuesday, 30 January 2018 · Nepal

Poverty estimates: Robust methodology needed

The National Planning Commission recently unveiled the new poverty estimates based on the multidimensional approach in collaboration with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford. This comes following earli…

by · Wednesday, 24 January 2018 · Nepal

Local govts can transform Karnali

Pictures of poverty, food crisis and remoteness strike into our mind when we talk about the Karnali region and, largely this dark side is depicted in what-so-ever medium. Although many decades have passed yet the situation and genuine problems remain t…

by · Thursday, 18 January 2018 · Nepal
Rebuilding houses and livelihoods in post-earthquake Nepal

Rebuilding houses and livelihoods in post-earthquake Nepal

When the 2015 earthquake hit Nepal, Fulmati Mijar lost her home and livelihood. Now, she has turned her life around, learned carpentry and quake-resistant techniques, and started a business. Credit: World Bank.
Fulmati Mijar, a mother of three livin…

by · Wednesday, 17 January 2018 · Nepal

Draft of 10-year Karnali development plan unveiled

A target has been set to reduce poverty to 21 percent from 50 per cent of Karnali. Around 50 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line Karnali. The plan was prepared after holding necessary discussions with stakeholders. On an average, 10…

by · Tuesday, 16 January 2018 · Nepal