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Friday, April 15, 2016 - 11:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed awards for five new development programs, totaling $121 million.

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

Officials from the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed the 100 millionth condom that USAID-funded HIV projects – including the current Saath-Saath project – have cumulatively delivered in Nepal since 1993. Evidence shows that, globally, an estimated 50 million HIV infections have been averted through condom use since the 1980s.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced three initiatives to support the Government of Nepal’s model of ownerdriven housing reconstruction following the April 25, 2015 earthquake. Building on previous investments, USAID programs will train an estimated 13,500 local construction professionals and educate more than 285,000 affected homeowners on building earthquake-resistant homes over the next five years.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:15am

Ambassador Peter W. Bodde visited several USAID/Nepal-funded projects in Kavrepalanchowk this week that aim to advance the protection of youth, the prevention of human trafficking in Nepal and the prosecution of perpetrators.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:15pm

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the expansion to Nepal of two successful Indian agricultural programs that promote food security and economic growth.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:45am

The Government of Nepal, in partnership with the U.S. Government, will contribute to improving the reading skills of one million public primary students (grades 1 to 3) in16 districts of Nepal through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) new five-year, $53.8 million Early Grade Reading Program. Based on lessons learned from this program, an evidence-based early grade reading model will be scaled up nationally. In addition, an estimated $8 million through the government’s Redbook mechanism will directly support the Ministry of Education’s National Early Grade Reading Program.

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:45pm

While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 5:15am

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute $500,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Program in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:00am

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide a total of $402 Million over the next five years to Nepal.  In a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Finance today, Mr. Madhu K. Marasini, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, and Dr. Beth Dunford, Mission Director of USAID/Nepal, signed an assistance agreement on behalf of the two governments.

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Last updated: April 18, 2016

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