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Published on April 30, 2024

  • Nepal has been waiting almost a decade for this bill. It may not be perfect, say our authors, but it’s time to move forward. The post Nepal’s New Federal Civil Service Bill appeared first on The Asia Foundation.
  • This project employs formative research to generate evidence about child trafficking victims in three target sectors in Nepal—the adult entertainment sector, cross-border trafficking forced labor in brick kilns, garment and carpet manufacturing, and domestic work. It also aims to generate data and evidence on child trafficking in Nepal that will inform the design of effective, […]
  • In Nepal, our Let’s Read initiative is continuing to cultivate a love of books and reading through interactive and community-focused literature festivals. The initiative draws on The Asia Foundation’s deep expertise and networks in communities across Asia and the Pacific to cultivate the skills of local authors and illustrators while building Asia’s only free digital […]
  • AI technology is rapidly expanding worldwide, whether in regular individuals’ lives, research, or advances in health and agriculture. Adaptation of this technology is becoming increasingly important in any country, particularly one developing artificial intelligence. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Robotics Association Nepal, and a myriad of local partners, The Asia […]
  • Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are vital to Nepal’s economy, comprising 90% of businesses and 45% of jobs, employing 2.7 million people. However, despite their significance, women-led enterprises often lack essential skills and financial support. To address this disparity, The Asia Foundation’s Accelerate My Business Program (AMB) under the South Asia Governance Program (SAGP) […]
  • April 3, 2024 — DevEx, a media platform for the international development community, features the Foundation’s USAID CSM Program director in Nepal, Ajay Das, on the gap between USAID’s policy intentions and the actual inclusion of local voices in decision-making processes. “As a result of these barriers, there is limited awareness among local and national […]
  • The Women in Data (WiD) Steering Committee, comprised of 12 Nepali organizations with years of study and experience, advocates for fair opportunities for women in data and technology and aims to create a more inclusive industry. The Women in Data Conference is a recurring event in Nepal, held annually to address pertinent issues surrounding gender […]
  • Poverty, illiteracy, harmful cultural practices, gender-based violence, weak legislative mechanisms, biased registration processes, and an unregulated border with India fuel child trafficking in Nepal. Despite research and interventions, a critical gap between evidence and practice exists. On March 18, The Asia Foundation in Nepal held a launch event for our “Formative Research on Child Trafficking” […]
  • The second cohort of our Subnational Governance Program (SNGP) in Nepal completed their yearlong fellowship with a graduation ceremony at the Foundation’s Kathmandu office. The fellowship, launched in 2021 by SNGP through a strategic partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, aims to equip fellows with an in-depth, practical understanding of local […]
  • From January 23-24, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the South Asia Grants Program (SAGP) held its Annual Review Meeting, bringing together its regional program teams, regional CSO partners, embassy officials, and representatives from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. SAGP supports Civil Society Organizations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and […]
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