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ADB joins US-led partnership to fight climate change in developing countries

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today joined a global public-private partnership to provide the highest-quality scientific data and tools to help developing countries improve their climate change planning. “Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change,”

Relief aid flowing into Nepal, rebuilding could exceed Rs 1 trillion

The country needs around Rs 1 trillion to reconstruct the damaged infrastructure in the Saturday’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The cost to rebuild Nepal after its most devastating earthquake, in eight decades, would exceed Rs 1 trillion ($10 billion) and take

Five donors pull out of Nepal Peace Trust Fund

Some five donors decided to pull out of Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF). Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland and UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) today decided to cease their financial support to the second phase of the fund that has

Nepal joins ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’

Nepal joined Better Than Cash Alliance, according to Finance Ministry. The Alliance is an organisation partnering with governments, development community and private sector to empower people by shifting from cash to electronic payments. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi,

Development partners show concern over relief distribution

Development partners expressed their serious concern over distribution of relief package for flood and landslide victims in different parts of the country. In a meeting with minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa today, they also drew the attention

One third of development expenses lost due to lack of resilience

One third of the development expenses is lost due to lack of resilience, according to a report. One dollar out of every three dollar in development funding is lost as a result of recurrent crises, according to the World bank

US provides aid for flood‚ landslide relief efforts

The US mission in Nepal is contributing more than $450,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Programme in Nepal to support flood and landslide relief work being carried out by the government and other humanitarian aid partners, according

Manang has highest per capita aid dirsbursement, off budget aid records 36 per cent

Manang district seems to be the largest receiver of foreign aid, according to a report. Manang has $665 per capita aid disbursement – highest among the 75 districts – the Development Cooperation Report 2014 launched here today revealed, adding that

Private sector, civil society to take part in NPPR

Nepal Portfolio Performance Review (NPPR) is including the private sector and civil society organisations – recognising their involvement in development activities – for the first time. Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Federation of Contractors’ Associations of

USAID announces $110 million support to Nepal

USAID has announced up to $110 million support to Nepal. At the end of his two-day visit to Nepal today, USAID administrator Dr Rajiv Shah announced up to $110 million in support for Nepal in five programmes. He announed up

USAID administrator underscores importance of science and technology for development

Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Dr Rajiv Shah stressed on importance of science and technology in development of Hindu Kush Himalayas. During a visit to International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) today, he also discussed

Nepal Economic Summit on February 24-26

The private sector in association with the government is organising Economic Summit on February 24-26 and Business Conclave on March 23-25 to make Nepal a lucrative destination for investment. As the country is planning to graduate to developing country from

Ambassador Russell Promotes Gender Equality in Nepal

US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine M Russell emphasised the US government’s commitment to preventing gender-based violence and advancing gender equality during her four-day trip to Nepal. Ambassador Russell during her visit on February 7-11 heard from several civil

USAID to ensure sustained availability of lifesaving drugs, commodities

Ministry of Health and Population and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched today ‘Health for Life Logistics’ – a $2.2 million five-year project – aimed at strengthening the ministry logistics system to ensure sustained availability of essential health

Private sector to hold debate with political parties on election, development

The private sector is going to hold a debate with the political parties on their political agenda next week. The senior party leaders from nine political parties will vie for voter support in a national debate sponsored byFederation of Nepalese Chambers