The UNDAF 2018-2022 Nepal forms the overall framework for the joint United NationsCountry Team’s work in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and national development priorities. The UNDAF is also a platform upon which diversified expertise and resources of UN agencies can be integrated for the delivery of coherent development programmes.
The four UNDAF outcomes, 1) Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth; 2) Social Development; 3) Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change; and 4) Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights are directly linked to the national priorities as laid out in the Government’s Fourteenth Plan, the Agenda 2030 and the achievement of the SDGs. Moreover, they relate to the themes of People, Prosperity, Planet and Peace, which are among the six essential elements of the post-2015 agenda presented in the Road to Dignity by 2030.2 This is also in line with the Istanbul Programme of Action on the renewed and strengthened partnership for development. The UNDAF outcomes are further connected by the overarching pledge in both the 2030 Agenda and in Nepal’s Constitution4 to leave no one behind, not forgetting the country’s geographical disparities.