Nepal

Nepal to raise issues of climate change, poverty, terrorism in UNGA

File – The flags of member nations fly outside the General Assembly building at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on September 13, 2005 …

by · Friday, 15 September 2017 · Nepal

Nepal signs agreement for MCC grant assistance of USD 500 million

… programme aimed at Nepal’s economic development and eradication of poverty was signed amidst a function held in Washington DC on Thursday.

by · Friday, 15 September 2017 · Nepal

Child nutrition allowance to be distributed in six more districts

KATHMANDU — Government is to distribute child nutrition allowance in additional six districts that fall below the poverty index. Director General of the …

by · Sunday, 10 September 2017 · Nepal

Water and sanitation

The goals of ending poverty and delivering shared prosperity mean that “frontline” countries – those with the largest deprivations – must be at the …

by · Thursday, 7 September 2017 · Nepal

Government schools: Much room for reform

An alarming 21% of the population is below the poverty line. The massive earthquake that struck the country in 2015 remains a major reason for …

by · Tuesday, 29 August 2017 · Nepal

China begins trial of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China, …

by · Tuesday, 22 August 2017 · China, Nepal

China begins trial of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston speaks during a news conference held in Beijing, China, …

by · Tuesday, 22 August 2017 · China, Nepal
It’s not a simple task – engaging communities in the Golden 1,000 Days in Nepal

It’s not a simple task – engaging communities in the Golden 1,000 Days in Nepal

A field survey team for the qualitative study holding a focus group discussion with women in one of the SHD project communities. Photo credit: World Bank

In Nepali, “Sunaula Hazar Din” means, “Golden 1000 Days” – which is a critical window of opportunity between conception and the age of two years that, with good health and nutrition, can mitigate the risks of malnutrition that hamper a child’s long-term physical and cognitive development.

Sunaula Hazar Din (SHD) is also the local nickname of the Government of Nepal’s recently completed “Community Action for Nutrition Project”, implemented by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and  financially supported by the World Bank from 2012 to 2017. The project aimed to improve practices that contribute to reduced under-nutrition of women of reproductive age and children under the age of two and to provide emergency nutrition and sanitation response to vulnerable populations in earthquake affected areas.

The project used a “Rapid Results Approach (RRA)”, where target communities formed groups of nine members that would collectively select and work on an activity to address malnutrition for 100 days.  RRA focused   especially on the “1000 days” households– namely, households with children under 2 years and pregnant and/or lactating women and also had community -wide interventions targeted to address malnutrition.  
To better understand the local dynamics around the SHD design and activities, a qualitative study was conducted, with support from the South Asia Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (SAFANSI).

The study team gathered the voices of various stakeholders, including the community members, facilitators, and the village and district-level authorities. Listening to the voices of these stakeholders makes development practitioners and project teams recognize how participatory designs may work as expected – or not – in a specific context.

by · Monday, 21 August 2017 · Nepal

MCC Board of Directors approves $ 500 m compact with Nepal

The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent US Government agency, created in 2004, works to reduce global poverty through economic …

by · Friday, 18 August 2017 · Nepal

Japan extends Rs 280 million for SSDP

“Education can help eradicate poverty and contribute towards nation building and that the assistance intended to support Nepal’s poverty reduction …

by · Wednesday, 16 August 2017 · Japan, Nepal