For over two decades, UNDP in partnership with the Government of Nepal and with the support from the Government of Australia, has been working towards the goal of eradicating poverty by helping those living below the poverty line to become entrepreneurs through the Micro-enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP).
The purpose of the Gender Equality Update # 25 is to facilitate a multi-level and multi-sectoral approach through recommendations for humanitarian and development actors responding to COVID-19 to address harmful practices specific to Nepal.
This Gender Equality Update was developed on behalf of the United Nations Harmful Practices Working Group (HPWG).
Objectives of the framework
- To design the UN approach to socioeconomic response and recovery over the next 12-18 months, concurrent to and beyond emergency support
- To generate collective intelligence, data, and information that informs the UN system to work in support of Nepal’s SER response to COVID-19
- To serve as an organizing basis for UNCT, to repurpose its ongoing work in Nepal
- To serve as a tool to mobilize additional resources in support of SER response for Nepal
Karnali provincial government has developed its approach paper for its first five year plan, and has set its priorities for the period. The priorities include infrastructure, social development among others. Based on these priorities, the development ideas, targets, purposes, strategies, action points and expected results ae set in line with the SDGs. This SDG Baseline Report will help achieve the targets, purposes, strategies, and actions of Karnali Province
Strengthening the Capacity for Monitoring Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in the Context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Nepal has been publishing the Nepal Human Development Report since 1998, with the focus shifting considering the needs of the country. The last Nepal Human Development Report in 2014 focused mainly on the human capability approach to development. Since then, profound changes have occurred in the political, economic, social and governance spheres. With the promulgation of the new Constitution in 2015 and its successive enforcement, the country has moved to a federated political system with three levels of government.
Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and epidemics make existing inequalities for women and girls, and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. Furthermore, crises and times of unrest have been linked to increased incidence of violence against women and children, and the COVID-19 pandemic is not an exception.
COVID-19 Initiative by Gender in Humanitarian Task Team(GIHA TT) Members, November 2020, GE Update 24
During the COVID-19 pandemic, civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nepal are closely monitoring and responding to the emerging health and socio-economic needs of communities on the ground. This Gender Equality Update focuses on the COVID-19 response of four CSOs and women’s networks that are part of the Gender in Humanitarian Action Task Team (GiHA TT) chaired by UN Women. It highlights their valuable efforts to promote and protect the rights of the most excluded and vulnerable groups in Nepal during these unprecedented times.
The Toolkit for Developing Legislation and Policies on Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls in Nepal
The Toolkit for Developing Legislation and Policies on Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls in Nepal was finalised in March 2020 and provides guidance for the development, adoption, and effective. implementation of comprehensive and human-rights-centred legislation and policies to end gender-based violence against women and girls (GBVAWG).