Nepal is undergoing a period of transition and while it has faced myriad obstacles over the last 20 years, it has made significant development progress. Emerging after a decade-long conflict and two devastating earthquakes, Nepal now looks forward to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, implementing its newly promulgated Constitution and ensuring no one is left behind.
There was an overall improvement in household food consumption and dietary diversity from June to December 2017, with a ten percent decrease in households consuming an inadequate diet. The improvement was most notable in the far-western mountains, and can be attributed to increased food supply from the summer crop harvest that preceded the survey.
Nepal Flood 2017: Humanitarian Context
The number of beneficiaries approved for the second tranche, of the government private housing grant, in most earthquake affected 14 districts, has crossed two hundred thousand. According to the data provided by Ministry of Urban Development-Central Level Implementation Unit (MoUD-CLPIU) this Tuesday until four in the afternoon, the total approved beneficiary count was 204,993.
This report presents Nepal’s official national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) using the latest data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014. Based on the Alkire Foster methodology, the MPI counts the joint deprivations faced by individuals. Following the indicators of the global MPI, the Nepal MPI includes multiple indicators related to health, education, and living standards.
We are pleased to share the report, Second Advance Estimate of 2017 Paddy Production in Nepal using the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (CRAFT).
This is the final advance estimate of paddy production for the 2017 season.
Nepal experienced incessant rainfall from August 11 to 14, 2017, resulting in widespread floods across 35 of the country’s 77 districts.1 Several districts experienced the heaviest rainfall in over 60 years. This led to the inundation of about 80 percent of the land in substantial parts of the Terai region.
Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has held a discussion with concerned stakeholders to identify alternatives to make timber available at subsidised rates for housing reconstruction in quake-affected districts.
The meeting chaired by CEO Yubaraj Bhusal, held this Monday, with officials from Ministry of Forest, Department of Forest and Timber Corporation settled on various decisions to simplify the distribution of subsidised timber, as stated by NRA Spokesperson Mr. Yam Lal Bhusal.
In September 2017, retail prices of most monitored food commodities showed an upward trend as compared to last month and 3 months earlier. This increase is mainly due to the lean season effect for most monitored crops, and the partial obstruction of road access and transportation services caused by monsoon-induced floods and landslides.
Rural and remote markets reported relatively higher increase in food prices, and more limited or insufficient food stocks than main markets.
This monthly mVAM market survey is conducted in eight districts of the mid– and far–western mountains of Nepal to monitor the price, supply and availability of basic food commodities, and transportation services in 33 main and rural markets. Data is collected through phone interviews with traders conducted by trained call centre operators.
Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi who is on a visit of New York, met with senior UN Officials, and delivered Nepal’s statement on Peacekeeping today.
In his meeting with Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Mr. Bairagi exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-United Nations relations. Similarly, he held a meeting with Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Mr. Liu Zhenmin and discussed matters of common interest.