2016 was a year of new beginnings in Nepal. After a tumultuous 2015 marked by two earthquakes in April and May, the country spent last year looking forward and setting the stage for significant changes. The National Reconstruction Authority was operationalized and rapidly scaled up the earthquake recovery; governance reforms took shape following the adoption of the new Constitution in September 2015; and the country laid the foundation for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This 2016 Annual Report presents the key results achieved by UNDP and its partners along with some feature stories testifying successes and positive impacts of our intervention in the field. The report also presents a breakdown of expenditures in 2016 by thematic areas, regions and SDGs.
Results by Number (2016)*
- Created 25,081 new jobs through 13,142 micro enterprises, 82% of which were led by women, 24% by Dalits and 35% by indigenous nationalities
- 151 community infrastructure rehabilitated benefitting over 100,000 people in five disaster-affected districts
- 14,667 people directly benefitted from various livelihoods support initiatives, such as distribution of mini tillers, water mills and other improved technology support
- 531,546 citizens were added to the biometric voters’ roll, bringing the total number of registered voters to 13.8 million
- 73,000 people (60% women) received direct legal aid support
- Over 1.26 million citizens, including women and disadvantaged groups, directly engaged in inclusive local development planning processes
- Over one million people reached in raising awareness of the new constitution
80% of projects [117,095 out of 145,819] recommended by Ward Citizen Forums were incorporated in local bodies’ annual plans
- 2,086 people trained to identify early warnings for inter-community tension and conflict
- 53,898 households gained access to renewable energy through micro-hydro and solar-power plants
- 83 government offices, including health posts and schools, powered by solar energy
- 500 masons, 111 engineers and 20,000 house-owners/farmers trained and oriented on earthquake-safe reconstruction
- 732 climate adaptation activities, such as rain-water harvesting and irrigation projects, implemented in 14 districts, benefitting 180,164 vulnerable people
- Over 45,000 meters of irrigation canals constructed or maintained to water an additional 744.7 hectares of land
- Ponds and conservation tanks constructed to hold 1.91 million litres of water for irrigation and household purposes
- 8,378 vulnerable people (41% women) and 318 government officials (32% women) trained/oriented on glacier lake flood-risk management
- Over 17,000 households from Surkhet, Chitwan, Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha benefitted from community-based disaster risk-reduction and livelihoods support initiatives
- rapid damage assessments of 100 micro hydro and 42 solar pumping systems
*UNDP supports the Government and people of Nepal in collaboration with other development partners.