The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Nepal

Key partners

Government of India

Government of Norway

United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

World Bank

Following the devastating earthquakes of 2015, UNOPS has led various activities supporting the government of Nepal in the assessment of damaged buildings and the enrollment of beneficiaries into housing grant schemes.

UNOPS expanded its footprint in post-earthquake reconstruction and provided socio-technical assistance to individual households, developing innovative approaches to retrofitting earthquake-damaged homes and providing services to the most vulnerable households, ensuring nobody is left behind.

While ensuring gender, diversity and inclusion is mainstreamed in all its projects, UNOPS has further supported government efforts to reform the security sector and supports Nepal’s innovation agenda by creating new opportunities and jobs for the people of Nepal.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in Nepal

    • Surveyed 1 million homes damaged by the 2015 earthquake and helped 600,000 families receive finances to begin reconstruction of their homes.
    • Retrofitted damaged houses and reconstructed 27 disability-friendly school buildings.
    • Modernized and improved policing by constructing 58 gender and disability-friendly police buildings and supported trainings to enhance capacity in HR management, forensics, research and planning.
    • Delivering essential equipment to support COVID-19 response efforts, including safety kits, 1,500 PCR test kits, 1,000 oxygen concentrators and 8 oxygen generation plants.

  • 93.9%
    Access to electricity
    Access to electricity (% of population)

    Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.

    Source: data.worldbank.org (2018)

    70
    Life expectancy at birth
    Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

    Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

    Source: data.worldbank.org (2018)

    28.61M
    Population
    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: data.worldbank.org (2019)

  • Flag NP Contact Details

    UNOPS Nepal

    Bishalnagar, Milap Marg

    Kathmandu

    Nepal

    Tel: +977 1 4416520 | +977 1 4430207

    Email: nepal.ar@unops.org

    Twitter: @UNOPS_Nepal

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