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USAID claims better-than-expected results in sectors of support in Nepal : Nepal and the US are set to sign a new five-year agreement to continue regular aid, which is expected to be $659 million or around Rs88 billion (kp 19/07/2024)

EU provides Rs 12 million grant for plastic waste management (kh 04/07/2024)

PM Dahal calls for global support to aid nations lagging in industrial development (kh 18/06/2024), Nepal calls for climate justice as IDA21 begins (kp 19/06/2024)

Sislen appointed as World Bank country director for Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka (rep 17/06/2024)

World Bank’s IDA21 comes to Nepal : The four-day event, considered soft financial diplomacy, will be held in Kathmandu for the first time on June 18.More than 200 IDA delegates, representing both donors and recipients, will attend (kp 15/06/2024)

Govt secures less than Rs 3 billion in foreign grants, far short of Rs 50 billion target, by Dilip Paudel (rep 05/06/2024)

Finland commits Rs 1.8 billion in grants for Nepal's climate adaptation efforts (rep 21/05/2024)

Korea supports USD 9.8 million for green jobs (kh 15/04/2024)

Govt decides to accept Rs 1.2 billion in grants from WWF (rep 11/05/2024)

EU to help Nepal bring investment (kh 10/05/2024)

Swiss govt to provide 9.01 million Swiss Francs for Nepal’s tourism project (kh 09/05/2024)

World Bank approves $80 million development policy credit for Nepal to strengthen financial sector and increase access to financial services (rep 08/05/2024)

Nepal appeals world community to increase concessional aid (nlt 06/05/2024)

Govt to take concessional loan of Rs 13.33 from World Bank (rep 04/05/2024)

Four projects to be funded by China are in final stage of negotiation : They are Ring Road works, Araniko Highway upgrade, transmission line, Hilsa-Simkot road (kp 27/04/2024)

Japan hands over Community Center for Disaster Prevention to Indrawati Rural Municipality (rep 24/04/2024)

PM Dahal urges practical projects over wish lists for Investment Summit success (kh 23/04/2024)

World Bank pledges $8.5 million concessional loan for Arun Hydropower Project: FinMin Pun (kh 21/04/2024), The World Bank ‘agrees in principle’ to invest in the Upper Arun HP project (nlt 22/04/2024)

Visit od KfW and EIB ro Nepal : Mission matters (sp 29/03/2024)

PM urges AIIB for concessional loan to Nepal (rn 25/03/2024), AIIB prioritizes investment in Nepal’s development (kh 26/03/2024), Nepal requests China-backed AIIB for soft loans : Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Monday, urged a visiting AIIB delegation for a policy arrangement for concessional loans to Nepal (kp 27/03/2024), NEA seeks financial aid from AIIB to accomplish the target of producing 28,000 MW of electricity (rep 27/03/2024)

Finance Minister Pun World Bank’s support (ae 25/03/2024)

ADB poised to finance $580 million for 635MW Dudhkoshi hydel project : The World Bank will also fund this project as per partnership announced last year between two development partners (kp 14/03/2024)

Japan hands over medical equipment to Kathmandu Cancer Center in Bhaktapur (kh 12/13/2024)

Finance Minister Pun urges World Bank to increase development assistance amid economic challenges (kh 11/03/2024)

Japan provides 12 recycled fire engines to five provinces (kh 11/03/2024)

EU supports sustainable coffee farming training in Sudurpashchim (kh 02/03/2024)

World Bank providing Nepal with credit of $200 million for fiscal and growth reforms and better provincial and local roads (rep 01/03/2024), World Bank to provide Rs 26.51 billion for growth reforms, better local roads in Nepal (kh 02/03/2024)

Foreign aid spending remains poor compared to use of domestic resources : Spending on Asian Development Bank support stands at eight percent and 14 percent in the case of the World Bank in the first half of the current fiscal year (kp 23/02/2024)

Nepal, UK sign agreement to enforce programmes on business and green growth (rn 20/02/2024), UK launches new £400m development portfolio for Nepal : It will help Nepal to tackle the climate crisis, mobilise international finance for development, deliver economic transformation and support governance and inclusion, says British Embassy in Kathmandu (kp 21/02/2024), UK commits $505 million in development grants for business and green growth in Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/02/2024)

Govt falls short of mobilizing foreign loan, achieves only 20 percent of target in seven months (rep 19/02/2024)

Foreign aid decreases by Rs 77 billion (rep 16/02/2024)

IFC’s $56-million investment in Global IME Bank to bolster gender and climate financing in Nepal : The stated aim is to boost competitiveness in the small and medium enterprise (SME) finance market while also improving financial inclusion, creating jobs, and supporting the nation’s climate goals (kp 04/02/2024)

Germany to provide Euros 56, 000, 000 grant assistance to Nepal (ae 23/01/2024)

ADB and Nepal sign $160 million loan and $600,000 grant agreement (kh 17/01/2024)

Korean volunteers arrive in Nepal aiming to contribute to its Overseas Development Assistance (kh 11/01/2024)

World Bank to invest for Mechinagar road construction (kh 07/01/2024)

Experts, lawmakers call for streamlining small-scale foreign aid in Nepal (rep 23/12/2023)

South Korea pledges $300,000 in aid for earthquake-hit Karnali Province (rep 20/12/2023)

ADB Remains Committed To Supporting Nepal's 'Green, Resilient, And Inclusive Development', by Arnaud Cauchois (sp 15/12/2023)

ADB approves $166 million financing package (kh 14/12/2023), ADB approves $166 million support for urban resilience in Nepal : ADB’s financing package includes a $6 million grant from the Asian Development Fund, which provides grants to ADB’s poorest and most vulnerable developing member countries (kp 15/12/2023)

European Union and Save the Children provide over 800 winter tents to earthquake affected people : The tents provided by EU will be dispatched to the earthquake-hit areas in close coordination with the government’s national disaster risk reduction management authority (nlt 12/12/2023)

Government sits for meeting with donors in view of Third Investment Summit (rn 11/12/2023

Nepal to receive 5.9 billion rupees grant from Germany (kh 09/12/2023)

ADB and World Bank join forces for sustainable development of Nepal’s hydropower sector (kh 07/12/2023)

Global aid visions and local realities : We must understand that INGOs treat the symptoms but not the disease, by Subash Pandey (kp 04/12/2023)

USAID works in line with Nepal’s priority: Schiffer : The donor agency’s Global Health Security programme, which aims to strengthen Nepal government’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to emerging infectious diseases, was launched on Sunday (kp 04/12/2023)

ADB to extend support for climate resilience in Hindu Kush Himalayas (rep 03/12/2023)

USAID launches $24.5 million Feed the Future Nepal Agricultural Inputs Activity : With up to $24.5 million in funding, this activity will work to streamline access to agricultural inputs and contribute to the overall agricultural development of the country, the USAID stated (kp 02/12/2023)

60 years of Helvetas in Nepal, interview with Regula Rytz, President of the Swiss aid group Helvetas (nt 01/12/2023)

Govt accepts 20 million USD in grant aid from World Bank (kh 30/11/2023)

Delay in construction of Narayanghat-Butwal road: ADB warns termination of contract if 50 percent progress is not achieved by December 2023 (rep 24/11/2023)

Nepal and ADB sign agreement for over Rs 13 billion concessional loan (rep 24/11/2023)

Australia announces $6,00,000 in humanitarian assistance for Nepal earthquake victims (nlt 17/11/2023)

Effectiveness Of Technical Assistance, by Bickram Thapa (rn 12/11/2023)

Nepal government, donors agree to scale up GRID (ae 07/11/2023)

World Bank, ADB moving closer to funding two major hydel projects in east Nepal : Nepali ministers and top officials from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank visited the project site of Upper Arun Hydroelectric Project on Friday, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/11/2023)

Nepal to receive 100 million USD loan from World Bank (nlt 03/11/2023)

ADB to invest in more projects in Pokhara (rep 03/11/2023)

ADB commits to invest in Dudh Koshi Project (kh 02/11/2023)

ADB to provide Rs 13 billion concessional loan to Nepal (kh 31/10/2023)

Japan agrees to construct tunnel and flyover at Koteshwar-Jadibuti section (rep 21/10/2023)

EU brings relief to victims of earthquake in Nepal : The European Union is allocating €70 000 (over 9.8 million Nepali Rupees) in response to the earthquake that hit western Nepal earlier this month (nlt 20/10/2023)

Nepal's economic policies may not align with perspectives of donors: Minister Mahat (rn 15/10/2023)

World Bank positive to raise 130 billion concessional loan assistance in Upper Arun Hydropower Project : IDA 's 21st replenishment meeting in Nepal (kh 14/10/2023), Nepal seeks $1 billion from World Bank, others for Upper Arun : 1,061 MW project will be the bank’s first investment in the country’s hydropower since it pulled out of Arun III in 1995, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/10/2023)

EU Ambassador Lorenzo pledges support for Constitution enforcement and Federal governance (kh 09/10/2023)

IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Nepal on third review under the Extended Credit Facility : The agreement allows for a disbursement of about $51.3 million. The Extended Credit Facility provides financial assistance to countries with protracted balance of payments problems (nlt 06/10/2023)

China Aid constructs two school buildings in Dolakha : The buildings are a part of the assistance agreement signed by the governments of Nepal and China following the 2015 earthquake (kp 27/09/2023)

ADB extends $100 million concessional loan to Nepal : The loan aims to strengthen Nepal’s fiscal management and promote decentralisation (kp 23/09/2023)

EU supports mainstreaming gender in trade policies (rep 22/09/2023)

USAID pledges $2 million aid to Nepal : New commitments announced at the UN General Assembly will support government reform efforts and facilitate improvements to public services as part of USAID’s Democracy Delivers Initiative (kp 22/09/2023)

Can small donors support research? Knowledge-generating entities should create an endowment fund to sustain themselves, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 01/09/2023)

MCC Nepal Compact starts five-year project timeline : ‘Together, we will advance economic growth by creating business opportunities for Nepalis, improving road maintenance on the strategic road network, and finding innovative ways to improve the reliability of electricity,’ said Vice President of Compact Operations at MCC Cameron Alford (nlt 31/08/2023), MCC Nepal Compact kicks off 5-year project implementation : A 315-km transmission line and upgrade of a part of the East-West Highway to be carried out with $697 million in joint funding by the US and Nepal (kp 31/08/2023), Make it work : Rather than argue over the MCC’s ‘hidden agenda’, the focus should be on its timely implementation (kp 31/08/2023)

MCC Compact Agreement to come in full-fledged implementation from August 30 (rep 23/08/2023), Nepal’s declaration on MCC compact gets US nod : Some ruling party leaders and fringe parties have started speaking against the compact again, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/08/2023)

Government of Nepal and education development partners formalize cooperation for School Education Sector Plan
Asian Development Bank, European Union, Finland, Global Partnership for Education, Norway, UNICEF, USAID and World Bank have committed a combined US$780 million budget support over the next five years
(nlt 18/08/2023)

World Bank to provide USD 100 million grant assistance for Nepal’s health sector : In a meeting with Health Minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet, World Bank's Country Director for Nepal Faris Hadad-Zervos reaffirmed continued support to Nepal (nlt 03/08/2023)

Assessing MCC’s possible impacts, by Anupam Bhattarai (ae 03/08/2023)

Govt decides to accept US$1.5 million and 55,505 in grant from the Global Environment Facility (kh 03/08/2023) [Accepting grants is always particularly difficult for the government!]

World Bank to continue support for improving Nepal’s health system (01/08/2023)

Govt spends Rs 10.76 billion acquired from donors in incident registration, by Govinda Luitel (rep 30/07/2023)

Give money for change : With poor policies in place, donors’ grants to support solar rooftops undermine the case for policy reform, by Bishal Thapa (kp 28/07/2023)

Stop Relying On Donors For Development, by Umesh Puri (rn 28/07/2023)

China launches ‘Lively Village’ project in Sindhupalchok : Under the project, China will provide financial and technical support to Kuvinde village of the district for agriculture and livestock development (nlt 25/07/2023), China pledges Rs145 million aid for Nepal’s seven provinces : The money will be used for agriculture-related projects aimed at poverty alleviation, by Anil Giri (kp 025/07/2023)

IMF delegation calls on NPC Vice-Chair Shrestha (rep 24/07/2023)

Nepal, EU sign grant agreement of more than Rs 10.5 billion : The overall objective of this support is to contribute to a well-educated and skilled society in Nepal which is able to play an active role in the social and economic development of the country (nlt 21/07/2023), Nepal, EU sign grant agreement of more than Rs 10.5 billion (kh 21/07/2023)

EU grants 16.7 million euros for Nepal’s agriculture, school development (kp 18/07/2023)

Japan agrees to provide Rs 385 million to Nepal under JDS (kh 12/07/2023)

ADB to support construction of 26.5 km road in Siddharthnagar Municipality (ht 08/07/2023)

Govt decides to accept US $300 million loan assistance from ADB (rep 06/07/2023)

European bank withholds funds for power and transmission line projects : Cites NEA’s delay in conducting cumulative impact assessment of Marsyangdi corridor, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/07/2023)

Big chunk of foreign assistance of PLGSP remains unspent (rn 22/06/2023)

Nepal, World Bank launch $275 million project to boost trade connectivity : Under the project, the 69-kilometre two-lane section of the Butwal-Gorusinghe-Chanauta road along the East-West Highway will be upgraded to a climate-resilient four-lane highway (kp 12/06/2023)

World Bank to provide Rs 16 billion loans, 3.5 billion grants to Nepal (kh 31/05/2023), Govt, WB sign $120m concessional loan agreement (ae 01/06/2023)

Only 27 percent external loans received in this fiscal (ae 18/05/2023)

Six years after BRI agreement, Nepal has little to show for it : Nepali officials seem unaware the deal, involving cross-border rail, is renewed every 3 years, by Anil Giri (kp 17/05/2023), Bungling on BRI : A lot can be learned from the six largely unfruitful years of cooperation under the initiative (kp 18/05/2023)

FDI commitment down by 14 percent in the first 10 months of the current FY (rep 15/05/2023)

FNCCI asks EU to facilitate Nepali goods : The European Union has 27 member states and represents one of the world’s largest economies (kp 09/05/2023), EU-Nepal business forum ends with commitment to increase trade and investment (kh 10/05/2023)

Japan’s New National Security Strategy and Nepal, by Rajani Thapa (kh 08/05/2023)

IMF to provide 52.8 million US dollar loan to Nepal (rn 02/05/2023), IMF decided to release Rs 6.9bn in second tranche of ECF (ae 03/05/2023)

WB approves $100 million to strengthen Nepal’s healthcare system (kh 30/04/2023)

China to release Rs80 billion pledged to Nepal since 2008 : The funds from the northern neighbour will be used for infrastructure development in Nepal, according to officials, by Anil Giri (kp 30/04/2023)

Germany willing to invest in clean energy, transmission lines and pharmaceutical industries in Nepal (rep 29/04/2023)

Improved performance key to development results, ADB says : As of December 31, 2022, ADB’s active portfolio in Nepal stands at around $3.2 billion supporting a broad range of key sectors (kp 22/04/2023)

Over Rs25 billion foreign aid spent in unproductive sectors: Auditor general : Development Cooperation Policy-2019 aims to utilise foreign aid in infrastructure and areas that contribute to sustainable development (kp 17/04/2023)

Government seeks $200 million from ADB to tide over revenue shortfall : Reforms in public entities, transparency in contracts and timely financial reports are among the bank’s conditions, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/04/2023)

World Bank to provide Rs 16 billion in grants to Nepal (rep 26/03/2023)

Nepal receives Rs 138 billion foreign aid commitment in eight months (kh 25/03/2023)

Several health programmes affected with USAID grants not disbursed on time : Officials say it will be difficult to achieve set targets when programmes are not carried out on time, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/03/2023)

Britain to provide 90 million pounds grant for infrastructure development in Nepal (rep 17/03/2023)

Nepal to receive $52m in second tranche of ECF (ae 02/03/2023)

Germany handovers 1.5 million COVID vaccines through COVAX Facility to Nepal (kh 16/02/2023)

Nepal to take loan worth Rs 1.19 billion from ADB for Rural Roads Improvement Program (kh 15/02/2023)

Government raises Rs 30 billion internal and Rs 26.46 billion external loans in six months (nlt 14/02/2023)

South Korea plans to increase aid to Nepal : Special Envoy of South Korea’s President says he would discuss specific proposals with Prime Minister Dahal for next year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/02/2023)

Nepal, World Bank launch USD 100m water sector governance and infrastructure support project : The project agreement for the Water Sector Governance and Infrastructure Support Project was signed in July 2022 by the Government of Nepal and the World Bank (nlt 10/02/2023)

Nepal and EU fight food insecurity together : My key takeaway of the visit to this beautiful country of yours is simple: The European Union and Nepal will continue to grow stronger and flourish together, by Jutta Urpilainen (nlt 08/02/2023)

USAID deepens democratic partnership with the government and people of Nepal (nlt 07/02/2023), USAID Administrator Power announces nearly $60 million to strengthen democratic institutions in Nepal (kh 07/02/2023), More US aid to consolidate democracy : Up to $20m announced in additional funds to make governance more participatory (kp 08/02/2023) [The biggest obstacle might be the little democratic and only interested in their personal power male Khas Arya top politicians and their patriarchy defending parties!]

World Bank urged for enhanced budgetary assistance (rep 21/01/2023), FinMin asks World Bank to increase its budgetary support : The government’s International Development Cooperation Policy (DPC)-2019 has highlighted that budget support is the country’s most preferred official development assistance modality (ae 23/01/2023)

Foreign grants almost halved in FY 2021/22, by Himal lamsal (rep 03/01/2022)

Nepal to receive USD 200 million concessional loan from ADB (kh 27/12/2022), ADB to provide $200m (ae 29/12/2022)

UNDP partners with Chinese NGO for the first time in Nepal : The programme will get funding from the Global Development and South-South Cooperation Fund Project, established under China’s GDI Programme (kp 17/12/2022)

Japan provides financial assistance for new turmeric processing center in Pyuthan (rep 09/12/2022)

Govt decides to receive Rs. 5 bln grant from Norway, Finland (rn 07/12/2022)

ADB approves $200 million concessional loan to Nepal to strengthen education System : The program will assist the implementation of the first five years of the government’s School Education Sector Plan 2021–2030, says ADB (kp 06/12/2022)

European Union provides Rs 27 million as humanitarian funding assistance : The assistance supports Nepal Red Cross Society to cater earthquake-hit families in Sudurpaschim in November (kp 06/12/2022)

Looking for a better and sustainable alternative to grants and loans? Go for FDI : FDI can stimulate a target country’s economic development and create a more conducive environment for companies, the investors, and stimulate the local economy, by Anmol Purbey (nlt 01/12/2022)

Seoul gifts Holstein heifers, bulls to boost dairy sector : Milk output of the breed exceeds 30 litres a day, over three times what improved variety of cows in Nepal now yield, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/11/2022)

Swiss government to provide fund for branding yak dairy products (ht 21/11/2022)

World Bank, Rural Reconstruction Nepal sign USD 4.5 million pact to Strengthen Role of Forest-Dependent Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Climate Action (nlt 16/11/2022), World Bank, RRN sign $4.5 million grant agreement (kh 17/11/2022)

Nepali CBO awarded 15,000 Euros (kh 13/11/2022)

Nepal receives foreign aid commitment of Rs 86.5 billion in three months (rep 12/11/2022)

Germany enlisting Nepal in the assistance recipient countries (rn 02/11/2022)

ADB to provide $14 billion to ease food crisis (ht 28/09/2022)

USAID launches programme to promote women leaders in energy sector : Move will complement Nepal’s efforts to increase the participation of women in traditionally male-dominated professions (kp 24/09/2022)

Two Nepal projects selected under China’s GDI : Nepal Smiling Children Project will feed 3,600 in Kathmandu. Next project will help remote, by Anil Giri (kp 23/09/2022)

South Korea to provide USD 16 million grant to Nepal for two projects (nlt 23/09/2022)

USAID launches $19 million Trade and Competitiveness project in Nepal : The grant project is part of the continuation of 75 years of partnership between Nepal and the US, says the USAID/Nepal director, government, and private sector hopeful of positive outcomes (nlt 21/09/2022)

Japan to provide Rs two billion grant for agriculture and urban electricity transmission (nlt 21/09/2022), Japan providing Rs 16 bn for improving irrigation system and urban transmission distribution system (rep 21/09/2022)

EU supports Building Energy Efficiency in Nepal (ht 21/09/2022)

Nepal, World Bank sign agreements worth over Rs52 billion : Projects will build infrastructure for digital development and regional transport and trade connectivity (kp 19/09/2022)

ADB extends $70 million to improve horticulture in Nepal’s hill areas : Financing comprises of a $60 million concessional loan from ordinary capital resources and a $10 million grant (kp 16/09/2022)

Nepal to accept 275 million US dollar loan assistance provided by World Bank (kh 13/09/2022)

WB providing concessional loan of US $100 million to support Nepal in its green, resilient and inclusive development (rep 29/08/2022), World Bank loan for GRID project against Nepal's interests, by Shree Ram Subedi (rep 31/08/2022), Protests against World Bank climate loan in Nepal: What went wrong? People are protesting against the World Bank because financing is occurring in the forms of loans. It could have been avoided if the World Bank had done a much better job at engaging the public, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 02/09/2022), Climate activists decry unwelcome moves in climate finance : There are concerns that the concessional loans could be categorised under climate finance, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 02/09/2022)

US extends $15 million to Nepal to tackle food crisis : In Nepal, the supplemental funding will help ensure that people affected by rising prices and food shortages have enough to eat, USAID says (kp 22/08/2022)

MCC project construction to start from August 2023, the cost so far is Rs 4.77 billion, by Himal Lamsal (rep 19/08/2022)

IFC invests $45 million in two financial institutions in Nepal : The investment is a part of IFC’s broader strategy for small and medium enterprises aiming to reach over 30,000 SMEs by 2023 (kp 12/08/2022)

Foreign Aid Fails To Fix Inequality, by Aarati Neupane (rn 05/08/2022)

Government to receive grant of Rs 1.37 billion for drinking water project (kh 26/07/2022)

Japan to provide Rs 350 million for human resource development (rn 26/07/2022), Japan extends scholarships to government officers (kh 27/07/2022)

World Bank approves $100 million to support Nepal’s development : The credit will support to encourage private sector investment in greening Nepal’s economy and creating jobs (kp 15/07/2022), World Bank approves $100m to support key reforms for Nepal's GRID (ht 16/07/2022)

Japan hands over a vocational training center building in Darchula (rep 09/07/2022)

Germany to increase collaboration in education, technology sector in Nepal (kh 08/07/2022)

Govt to accept World Bank concessional loan (kh 07/07/2022)

World Bank approves USD 275 million for Butwal-Chanauta road expansion : The project will upgrade 69 km two-lane section of Butwal—Gorusinghe—Chanauta road along the East-West Highway to a climate-resilient four-lane highway, with a focus on ensuring better road safety (nlt 30/06/2022)

Nepal, Bangladesh get $1 billion to boost regional trade and connectivity : The World Bank on Wednesday approved the financing to help regional trade in Nepal and Bangladesh (kp 29/06/2022)

Germany to continue with bilateral development cooperation with Nepal beyond 2023 (kh 27/06/2022)

Govt to accept Rs 366 million grant from Japan (kh 17/06/2022)

“Projects such as BRI should be executed striking strategic diplomatic balance and national interest” (kh 11/06/2022), Experts for weighing viability, transparency and national interests while selecting foreign funded projects (nlt 12/06/2022)

Finnish Foreign Ministry says WASH project in Nepal was a success (nlt 11/06/2022)

World Bank provides $80 million to improve water supply and sanitation services in Nepal (kh 03/06/2022), Nepal, World Bank sign USD 80 million project to improve water supply and sanitation services : The Water Sector Governance and Infrastructure Support Project will be implemented in strategic towns and rural municipalities in Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces (nlt 13/07/2022)

BII celebrates $100 million milestone in Nepal (ht 27/05/2022)

SDC and UNCDF partner to empower 4,000 micro, small and medium enterprises in Nepal : The project is aimed at helping 4,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nepal to digitize their operations, including at least 60 percent women-owned businesses (nlt 10/05/2022)

US provides Rs 79.71 billion grant to support Nepal’s graduation to middle-income country : Termed as a new Development Objective Agreement, this assistance agreement will span five years. It outlines the broad development areas of US and Nepal cooperation and collaboration (nlt 05/05/2022)

WB allocates $ 23 million from Youth Employment Project to help COVID-hit unemployed poor (rep 05/05/2022)

Nepal, World Bank sign $150 million development policy credit to strengthen financial sector (kh 04/05/2022), WB providing USD 150 million to Nepal to strengthen financial sector stability (rep 04/05/2022)

Foreign aid commitment declines by 32.7 percent (kh 20/04/2022)

IMF resuming its residential office in Nepal (rep 19/04/2022)

Govt accepts Rs 80 billion grant from USAID (nlt 15/04/2022), Government to accept another Rs 80 billion US grant (kh 16/04/2022), Government decides to accept $659 million grant from US : The amount is about $100 million more than the total disbursement by the US government through USAID over the last five years (kp 16/04/2022), US agrees to provide additional Rs 80 billion grant in five years to Nepal, by Dilip Poudel (rep 16/04/2022)

World Bank pledges to support employment promotion (nlt 06/04/2022)

Loans on commercial terms could greatly increase Nepal’s debt burden : Focus should be on grants, and if credit is a must, interest should be nominal, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/03/2022)

Financing development projects: Should Nepal prefer grants or loans? When it comes to choosing between grants and loans, countries often prefer grants as they are not required to be repaid. But progress in projects funded by grants is slow in most cases, by Prakash Maharjan (nlt 28/03/2022)

No strings attached? Nepal has said that any aid it receives is purely for development purposes (kp 28/03/2022)

World Bank to provide Rs 18 billion to strengthen Nepal’s financial sector (nlt 26/03/2022), World Bank approves $150 million loan to strengthen Nepal's financial sector (ht 26/03/2022)

ADB DG reaffirms support for Nepal's development agenda, pandemic recovery (ht 20/03/2022), ADB reaffirms its strong support to Nepal’s development : Visiting Asian Development Bank’s director general for South Asia Kenichi Yokoyama said they are aiming to maintain support at $500–$600 million in concessional resources per year for Nepal in the next three years (kp 21/03/2022)

Korea provides equipment to manage hospital waste (rep 15/03/2022)

ADB expects to commit over $932m this year (ht 15/03/2022)

Japan provides grant assistance of Rs 2.7 bn to improve water supply in Biratnagar (rep 10/03/2022)

epal, USAID set to sign $659 million deal for five years : The grant will be spent on such sectors as education, health and economic growth, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/03/2022)

IFC appoints Martin Holtmann as Country Manager for Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan (rep 06/03/2022)

World Bank pulling out of transmission line projects shows challenges for MCC : Land acquisition for transmission towers and the right of way are major hurdles, which must be settled before the five-year US grant enters into force, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/03/2022)

MCC And The Weaponization Of Aid : MCC, with its super power political pressure, has also badly distorted the 12-Point Delhi Deal inspired 2006 “democracy” and the politics of major parties, exposing the two-faced sleaze within them, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 04/03/2022)

Nepal, World Bank sign Rs 2.14 billion loan agreement for COVID-19 emergency response and health system preparedness (rep 25/02/2022), Govt, World Bank sign USD 18 million concessional loan agreement to purchase Covid-19 vaccines (nlt 25/02/2022)

British Ambassador Pollitt vows to extend assistance to Gandaki Province (kh 22/02/2022)

USAID’s Tayar Nepal to rope in private sector in disaster management : Potential startups or businesses can apply for the challenge where 10 innovative businesses or ideas will be selected for a bootcamp (kp 22/02/2022)

Amid concerns about delays, ADB’s Nepal chief visits road project sites : Says further delays are unacceptable, and everyone involved must work together (kp 17/02/2022)

Nepal receives foreign assistance commitment worth only around Rs 110.85 billion during mid-July and mid-January (rep 17/02/2022)

Donors’ Role in Controlling Corruption, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (rep 07/02/2022)

Israel donates half million syringes for Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal : Hanan Goder, Ambassador of Israel to Nepal, handed over 5,63,000 syringes to the representatives of the Health Ministry on Tuesday kp 01/02/2022)

Govt decides to accept USD 150 million concessional loan from WB (rep 01/02/2022)

Japan provides aid to Nepal to strengthen vaccine cold chain system : The equipment sent by Japan will help expedite the vaccination campaign and widen the scope of vaccinations in remote and otherwise inaccessible regions of Nepal (kp 31/01/2022)

Cabinet meeting approves Japanese grant worth over Rs 2.6 billion for improvement of water supply in Biratnagar (kh 26/01/2022)

IMF approves $395.9 million credit for Nepal (kp 14/01/2022)

Government to accept Rs 10.39 billion loan assistance of Japan (kh 06/01/2022)

Germany hands over more than 4.1m doses of Covid-19 vaccine (ht 16/12/2021), 1,457,000 Doses Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Arriving From Germany (rn 17/12/2021)

Australian Ambassador Volk hands over medical equipment to Bir Hospital )rep 25/11/2021)

EU commits to green, resilient and inclusive development of Nepal (kh 25/11/2021)

German Ambassador Prinz hands over medical items to Health Ministry (kh 23/11/2021)

Govt, World Bank launch $80m REED project (ht 19/11/2021)

Trade, competitiveness and economic growth are our key priorities in Nepal, interview with Sepideh Keyvanshad, Mission Director for USAID Nepal (kh 15/11/2021)

Nepal receives just around half of the committed foreign loans : In the past five years, the government was able to claim just 30 to 54 percent of foreign loans committed by donors. Failure to spend on time and timely reimbursement blamed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/11/2021)

Japan provides assistance for classrooms at Shree Malika Secondary School in Dailekh (kh 09/11/2021)

Reconstruction of Lo Gekar monastery begins with US pledge of $285,000 (kh 09/11/2021)

MCC headquarters concerned over delay in compact ratification : While the US grant has become a political hot potato in Nepal, a Maoist leader says  its endorsement by Parliament is unlikely before the upcoming general elections, by Anil Giri (kp 01/11/2021)

World Bank vice president Hartwig Schafer concludes Nepal visit : Multilateral funding agency emphasises support for green and inclusive development. Schafer commended the government’s Covid-19 response and focus on  economic recovery (kp 28/09/2021)

In the name of Development Aid, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (rep 26/09/2021)

Government, development partners join forces on Nepal's GRID (ht 25/09/2021)

ADB approves $60 million loan to Nepal (kp 21/09/2021)

A Letter to the Nepali People about MCC, by Jagadish Paudel (rep 21/09/2021)

To MCC or not to MCC : The MCC debate, explained, by Pranaya SJB Rana (rec 21/09/2021)

French govt provides additional health equipment to combat COVID-19 crisis in Nepal (kh 16/09/2021)

World Bank to provide assistance of Rs 5.87 billion to Nepal (rep 15/09/2021)

MCC officials wrap up visit hoping the US programme’s ratification : A message, however, is clear to Nepali leadership—it has already been too late and further delay could impact  economic recovery at a time of the pandemic, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/09/2021), What MCC is and what it is not, by Jagadish Paudel (rep 13/09/2021), Behind the anti-MCC protests : Will Nepal remain in the world’s democratic club or be a decoy agent for strategic powers?, by Achyut Wagle (kp 14/09/2021), MCC For Electricity Infrastructure, by Namrata Sharma (rn 15/09/2021)

MCC compact : Decide now : If the US does not revise the compact and if there is no broad political consensus, it is better to reject the compact than risk further instability, by Pragya Ghimire (ae 09/09/2021)

South Korea to provide oxygen concentrators worth $604,500 to Nepal (rep 31/08/2021)

NRNA-America sends 31.6 million worth of medical supplies to Nepal on behalf of US Government : NRNA-America and the US Department of Defense agree to assist Nepal during pandemics and disasters (kh 30/08/2021), Medical supplies worth 31.6 million arrive Kathmandu from US : NRNA-America and the US Department of Defense agree to assist Nepal during pandemics and disasters (kh 31/08/2021)

UK provides Rs 130 million aid to meet nutritional needs (ht 19/08/2021)

WB to provide Rs 7.12 billion concessional loan to Nepal (ht 20/08/2021)

CNI and UK Aid sign MoU for producing skilled human resources (kh 18/08/2021)

US provides additional support for urgent COVID-19 assistance in Nepal (rep 18/08/2021)

Antics of MCC critics : Given Nepal’s current situation, MCC or no MCC is not going to make any difference. The sky is not going to fall without the MCC, nor will we be having a heavenly ride with the MCC. Yet, the political forces in the opposition have found it to be a rallying cry, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 18/08/2021), Ratification imperative for MCC Compact Agreement : There is no aspect that undermines our constitution, foreign policy, autonomy or national interest, by Ram Sharan Mahat (kp 27/08/2021)

Lithuania extends support to Nepal to fight COVID pandemic (kh 17/08/2021)

ADB agrees to provide Rs 19.58 billion in grant to purchase anti-COVID vaccine (kh 11/08/2021)

Asian Development Bank approves $165 million loan for Covid-19 vaccines in Nepal : The finance will support Nepal to procure an estimated 15.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, which will benefit about 6.8 million people (kp 23/07/2021)

Nepal-based INGOs appeal to global community for vaccines (ht 10/07/2021)

Israel donates medical supplies to Nepal to combat Covid-19 surge (08/07/2021)

America provides four raft boats to Nepali Army (kh 01/07/2021) [Very useful for rescue operations!]

Pakistan hands over financial assistance (kh 30/06/2021)

World Bank providing concessional loan of $ 150 million to Nepal to support resilient recovery from COVID-19 (rep 28/06/2021)

Anger grows in Nepal over Covid vaccine delays : “Nepalis died for Britain and India, now they are letting us die.", by Alisha Sijapati (nt 25/06/2021)

Italy provides health supplies to Nepal (kh 25/06/2021)

IFRC donates 100 units of oxygen concentrators to Nepal red Cross Society (rep 24/06/2021)

982 oxygen concentrators supported by World Bank handed over to govt (kh 20/06/2021)

Nepal urges development partners to help address investment gaps (kh 19/06/02021

Nepal’s vaccine woes continue as EU rules out plan to provide jabs directly : At least two diplomats say Nepal will get Covid-19 shots only through COVAX, which itself is struggling to secure doses, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/06/2021) [The EU is helping Nepal in the pandemic, but refuses to give away what the country needs most: Vaccine.]

Ireland & Denmark extend support to Nepal to fight COVID surge (kh 18/06/2021)

WB to provide $150 million to support Nepal’s pandemic response, recovery (kh 17/06/2021)

The joy of giving : In Boudha, Sonam Wangchen, a Buddhist monk, has been quietly helping thousands of people hit hard by the pandemic.This is his story, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 16/06/2021)

Int’l community joins hands to support Nepal in combating COVID-19 surge  : Championing the Coronavirus Global Response initiative (kh 15/06/2021) [Yes, they are sending much-needed aid, but until this includes sufficient vaccine, Nepal's outlook remains strained!]

Germany pledges Rs 4.8 billion grant aid to Nepal (kh 14/06/2021), Germany pledges 34.4 million euros (ht 15/06/2021)

World Bank to provide assistance of about Rs 7 billion to Nepal (kh 12/06/2021), World Bank to provide US $ 60 million to strengthen Nepal’s higher education (rep 12/06/2021)

Germany supports Nepal to combat COVID-19 surge : German Ambassador hands over consignment Minister for Health at TIA (kh 08/06/2021) [So finally from Germany too, but as with most other countries, no vaccines!],

Germany supports Nepal in combating COVID-19 (ht 09/06/2021)

NRNA-donated 428 oxygen concentrators arrive in Nepal (rep 06/06/2021)

Denmark to provide 1.4 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Nepal (kh 06/06/2021)

Health supplies from South Korea arrive in Kathmandu (kh 05/06/2021), Nepal receives health materials worth Rs 22.5 million from South Korea (rep 06/06/2021)

Australia provides essential medical supplies to Nepal Army (rep 05/06/2021)

US to provide COVID-19 vaccines, relief supplies to Nepal : Nepal and Nepali people will remain grateful: PM Oli (kh 04/06/2021)

Health supplies from France arrive in Kathmandu : "France stands by the side with Nepal in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic." (kh 02/06/2021)

Budget heavily relies on foreign funds for Covid-19 prevention : Government aims to get Rs 26.21 billion or 71.67 percent of the allocation for  the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Programme from foreign donors, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/06/2021)

World Vision aids medical supplies worth Rs 160 million (kh 31/05/2021)

Aid pours into Nepal, but where be vaccines? International community rushes oxygen and PPEs, but Nepal is not even getting the vaccines it paid for, by Sonia Awale (nt 28/05/2021)

Finland channels critical support to Nepal to combat coronavirus surge (kh 28/05/2021)

The UK must help Nepal : The British Parliament discusses Nepal’s Covid crisis after Nepalis organised a petition, by Sanyukta Shrestha (kp 27/05/2021), UK provides 260 ventilators and other medical supplies to Nepal (kh 28/05/2021)

New Zealand extends $1 mln support to Nepal (kh 24/05/2021)

WHO to provide essential supplies to South-East Asia region including Nepal (ht 23/05/2021)

US foreign aid to Nepal reaches Rs 5.84 billion : US announces additional support against COVID-19 (kh 21/05/2021)

Switzerland to aid emergency health supplies to Nepal (kh 19/05/2021), Medical supplies from Switzerland worth USD 8 million arrive in Nepal, by Monka Malla (rep 22/05/2021)

Social Welfare Council to ask international organisations to raise Covid-19 funds : Officials aim to generate around Rs2 billion this time, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/05/2021)

German NGOs ready to help Nepal in battle against Covid-19 (kh 15/05/2021)

US provides Rs 4.70 billion for COVID-19 control, prevention (kh 05/05/2021)

Oli asks parties for support to ratify MCC in Parliament : With the Nepali Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party in favour, the compact will likely  be ratified but the Speaker has to  agree to table it for vote in the House meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 18/04/2021)

Foreign aid to Nepal surged 26.87 percent to $2 billion last fiscal year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/04/2021)

Nepal to benefit from debt service relief amounting to NPR 582 million through EU contribution to IMF managed CCRT (rep 06/04/2021)

World Bank to help Nepal inoculate 72 per cent population : Signs 75-million-dollar pact with govt (ht 03/04/2021)

The World Bank provides loans and grant for a sustainable forest management in Nepal (sp 02/04/2021)

Nepal negotiating $150 million aid with ADB to procure Covid-19 vaccines : The World Bank has announced a $75 million loan to Nepal for the immunisation drive. With the economy  hit by pandemic for more than a year, the government is struggling to collect revenues, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp29/03/2021)

Germany agrees to provide Rs 1.4 billion in grant to foster Nepal’s Green Recovery and Inclusive Development (rep 24/03/2021)

Controversy surrounding MCC-Nepal : See that it is not suspended, by Dinesh Malla (ht 22/03/2021)

Government, World Bank sign $24m financing agreement (ht 20/03/2021)

World Bank to provide $75 million to support access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in Nepal (rep 19/03/2021), World Bank approves $75 million for Nepal to buy Covid-19 vaccines : It is expected to facilitate  vaccination of at least one-third of the population (kp 20/03/2021), No plans to procure vaccine developed in India despite Nepal giving it emergency use approval : Authorities approved the vaccine after review of third phase trial data, making Nepal  the third country to do so. But they say its price could put it away from Nepal’s reach, by Arjun Poudel (kp 21/03/2021) [The financial support by the World Bank is meant to buy vaccine, not for corruption!]

Country receives foreign aid worth Rs 5.30bn in eight months (ht 15/03/2021)

World Bank providing Rs 2.92 billion to Nepal to purchase coronavirus vaccines (rep 01/03/2021)

MoF signs loan agreement with ADB for grid modernisation (ht 31/12/2020)

Foreign assistance worth Rs 90.54 billion pledged in first four months of current FY (rep 29/12/2020)

Government and ADB sign agreement (ht 24/12/2020)

Govt, World Bank sign $80m Rural Enterprise and Economic Development Project (ht 22/12/2020)

Asian Development Bank launches $9 billion vaccine initiative for its members : The move will help Nepal procure and deliver effective and safe vaccines (kp 12/12/2020)

Nepal gets support for green recovery from COVID pandemic (ht 12/12/2020)

Russia interested to invest in Nepal’s hydropower sector (ht 09/12/2020)

Delay in ratification could invite serious questions about MCC’s future, officials say : MCC office in Nepal says it hasn’t received any official letter seeking clarification on any provisions of the agreement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/12/2020)

UK Provides Rs 678 million to WFP to help Nepali families cope with covid-19 and food insecurity (rep 04/12/2020)

Nepal’s MCC debate lessons : The MCC project got mired in a debilitating national debate, forcing the government to delay its discussion in parliament. Why did a transformative deal evoke such a fierce public debate?, by Bishal Thapa (ae 27/11/2020)

ADB approves $156 million loan to Nepal for Electricity Grid Modernization Project (rep 27/11/2020)

ADB approves $150 million in loans to Nepal to improve TIA, Gautam Buddha Airport (rep 20/11/2020), ADB approves $150m loan to upgrade two international airports in Nepal : The multilateral agency says the  project will help revive the country’s tourism industry (kp 21/11/2020)

Nepal, World Bank sign financing agreements worth Rs42 billion (kp 19/11/2020), Nepal govt, World Bank sign financing pacts worth $350m (ht 19/11/2020)

United States provides 100 ventilators to Nepal to combat COVID-19 (rep 13/11/2020)

Nepal, Switzerland sign agreement collaborating to build 200 bridges (kh 13/11/2020)

ADB supports the production of clean bricks in Nepal (kp 30/10/2020)

World Bank to provide Nepal over Rs 9 billion for project to boost agro sector, support post-pandemic recovery (rep 29/10/2020), World Bank approves $80 million project to boost Nepal’s agriculture sector, post-Covid-19 recovery (kp 30/10/2020)

The government goes borrowing as virus strangles revenue sources : Foreign aid commitments to Nepal in the first two months of fiscal year grow seven-fold, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/10/2020)

Holding Nepal to account : Our development partners like the IMF and the World Bank should rethink about funneling money into our state coffers without due diligence of service delivery, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (ae 16/19/2020)

Asian Development Bank to give $150 million for airport improvement works : $60 million will be spent on building an international terminal building at Gautam Buddha International Airport, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/10/2020)

The way forward with the MCC Compact : It would be a wise decision for both Nepal and the US to go ahead with its execution with some changes, by Dinesh Pant (kp 02/10/2020)

MCC as a strategic choice for Nepal : This compact can substantially contribute to Nepal’s development profile, by Surendra Prasad Chaudhary (kp 25/09/2020)

World Bank approves $200m support to strengthen Nepal’s financial sector (ht 19/09/2020)

NCP likely to endorse MCC Compact with amendments (kh 10/09/2020), NCP chair duo propose endorsing MCC Compact through parliament after making necessary amendments (rep 10/09/2020)

UK pledges £45.8 million for Nepal’s COVID-19 response (kh 27/08/2020)

Government looks for more loans as debt balloons : Borrowing from World Bank and others is for capital expenditure and distributive programmes but experts warn it cannot go beyond 50 percent of GDP, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/08/2020)

Govt decides to take Rs 24 billion loan, Rs 4 billion grant (kh 18/08/2020)

MCC aid flow has stopped as government is still on the fence regarding the programme’s House ratification: With Parliament currently prorogued and no certainty as to when it will convene, there are concerns over early implementation of the projects under the American programme, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/08/2020)

Nepal received less than one third of committed foreign loans last fiscal year: Decrease in foreign loans, coupled with the coronavirus pandemic, has slowed down many development projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/08/2020)

Foreign Aid Vital For Development, by Ujjawal Gautam (rn 02/08/2020)

The MCC Compact is not a significant issue: The public has been tricked into following the wrong issue. The real issue is the mismanagement of available funds, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 27/07/2020)

Nepal, World Bank sign $450 million road project deal to boost post-Covid-19 recovery: This is the single largest value project that Nepal has signed with the World Bank (kp 19/07/2020)

Nepal Can’t Afford To Miss MCC Train, by Koirala Sabin (rn 15/07/2020)

Development partners’ dilemma: History is unlikely to look kindly upon donors that helped an exclusionary regime survive internal challenges, by CK Lal (kp 08/07/2020)

EU, UNICEF to prevent malnutrition in Nepal (ht 03/07/2020)

ADB approves $200 million loan to modernize power supply, distribution system in Nepal: The project is aligned with the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation program on intraregional power trade through cross-border power exchange (kp 30/06/2020)

Govt and World Bank sign $100m credit agreement (ht 25/06/2020)

Nepal mobilizes foreign assistance of Rs 360 billion in 11 months (rep 23/06/2020)

World Bank Country Office to be upgraded to Sub-Regional Office (ht 19/06/2020)

ADB, UNICEF join hands to supply medical equipment (ht 19/06/2020)

World Bank’s $450m road support in Nepal to spur COVID-19 recovery (ht 12/06/2020)

Government not to accept medical aid worth below Rs500,000: The Health Ministry has issued a set of standards that require donors from providing quality certified goods to following single window policy before making their donations, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/06/2020) [Can't the country need all kinds of help?]

ADB approves $250 million support for Nepal's Covid-19 response: The Covid-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support (CARES) Program is funded through the Covid-19 pandemic response option (CPRO) under ADB’s Countercyclical Support Facility (kp 27/05/2020)

Nepal gets $214 million disbursement from IMF: The IMF financial support will make a substantial contribution to filling immediate external and fiscal financing needs that have emerged due to Covid-19 (kp 08/05/2020)

MoHP gets medical assistance worth 45.3 million rupees (ht 07/05/2020)

Gopvernment and organisations at odds over distributing cash as relief: After the government prevented domestic and foreign non-government organisations from distributing relief in cash, they write a joint letter to draw its attention, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/05/2020)

Govt seeks immediate ADB assistance (ht 30/04/2020)

COVID-19: EU offers NPR 9.8 billion aid package to Nepal (kh 27/04/2020), European Union offers Rs 9.8 billion aid package to Nepal (kp 28/04/2020)

Nepal seeks additional funding from donors as revenue shrinks amid Covid-19 crisis: Government is looking at funds between Rs69 billion and Rs104 billion, equivalent to 2 to 3 percent of the GDP, to bridge the resource gap, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/04/2020), Nepal among nations to receive debt relief from International Monetary Fund: Debt relief for six months will help Nepal channelise its financial resources towards vital emergency medical and other relief efforts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/04/2020), Domestic and international NGOs start diverting funds towards anti-Covid 19 programmes: Social Welfare Council has allowed the non-governmental sector to procure medical equipment and run relief programmes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/04/2020)

UK provides £802,000 grant to strengthen Nepal's response to COVID-19 (rep 13/04/2020)

Foreign aid to Nepal could go down due to Covid-19 pandemic, experts and stakeholders say: The global economy is bracing for a recession as the coronavirus crisis shifts to the United States and Europe, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/04/2020)

Nepal In Communication With Donors For Help To Fight COVID-19 (rn 30/03/2020)

US commits additional $1.8 million to Nepal to combat COVID-19 (rep 20/03/2020), German support to fight against COVID-19 (rep 21/03/2020)

With its financial condition improving, loans overtake grants in Nepal’s foreign aid portfolio: However, government officials and experts say the country’s current debt situation is comfortable, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/03/2020)

MCC In The Soup, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 01/03/2020)

Japan extends support for disaster resilience (ht 21/02/2020)

Japanese assistance for quality education in quake-hit areas (rep 19/02/2020)

ADB registered record disbursement for Nepal in 2019 (ht 18/02/2020)

WB approves Rs 22.82bn loan for reconstruction (ht 07/02/2020), World Bank giving additional credit of $200m (rep 07/02/2020)

Allocation for Nepal decreases by 33 percent in India’s budget: Nepal to receive Rs 12.8 billion in aid from its southern neighbour in the next fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/02/2020)

Why Controversy Over MCC?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 26/01/2020)

UAE giving $10m in subsidized loans to generate energy from waste (rep 13/01/2020)

Provincial and local governments barred from signing aid agreements with foreign donors: New standards on foreign aid endorsed by the Cabinet last week make Centre’s role necessary in accessing resources, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/12/2020)

China says it welcomes any foreign economic support—even the MCC—to Nepal: Chinese ambassador’s statement runs counter to the argument by some ruling party members that the MCC, as part of the Indo-Pacific Strategy, is against China, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/01/2020)

AIIB approves $112.3 million loan for rural electrification project (ht 23/12/2019)

Provincial and local governments told to accept foreign aid only after centre's approval: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration issued a circular last week about the Cabinet’s decision on the matter, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/12/2019) [Forget the democratic and decentralised federal state! Long live the centralised Bahun controlled state!]

DCCs, local levels told not to accept foreign aid sans consent (ht 15/12/2019) [Centralist thinking remains to prevail!]

Increasing dependence on foreign loans calls for prudent use of the fund, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 12/12/2019)

EU, IOM Nepal to launch project on mainstreaming migration into development (rep 11/12/2019)

ADB gives $358 million loan for four new projects: The signing included a loan of $195 million to improve the highway section between Pokhara and Mugling (kp 11/12/2019)

World Bank is here to please 30 million Nepali citizens, interview with Faris Hadad-Zervos (ht 09/12/2019)

US suspends payment of $500 million pending ratification of Nepal Compact: The money will be spent on the Electricity Transmission and Transportation Project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 06/12/2019)

Donor complicity: A troubling emergence in Nepali politics: Donors and multilateral institutions must not continue to ignore corruption to fulfil their own objectives, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 25/11/2019)

ADB urges timely awarding of contracts: Says proper leadership and implementation priority key to executing projects (ht 21/11/2019)

Fifth TIFA Council meeting slated for December 12 (rep 21/11/2019)

A model for transparent development projects: To move the Millenium Challenge Corporation compact forward, stakeholders need to complete all required activities, like parliamentary ratification, expeditiously, by Troy Kofroth (kp 18/11/2019)

Japan to implement phosphorus-efficient paddy in Nepal: The two countries have signed a pact on research collaboration in the farm sector, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/11/2019)

Nepal receives first-ever climate change project grant from Green Climate Fund: The fund will extend $39.3 million for building resilience of Chure region, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 14/11/2019)

Swiss govt provides Rs 2.1 billion grant (ht 07/11/2019)

ADB approves $50 million loan to improve food safety (ht 05/11/2019)

WBG delegation discusses federalism, diversified investment, reconstruction (ht 02/11/2019), Executive directors of the World Bank Group praise Nepal’s progress (rep 02/11/2019)

Danish Aid In Nepal’s Media Sector, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 02/11/2019)

War is an expensive business: Foreign aid played a big role in causing human and economic losses during the Maoist conflict, by L.S. Ghimire (kp 25/10/2019)

Nepal’s foreign aid expenditure is poorer than capital spending from local resources: Government data shows additional procedural layers involved in foreign aid mobilisation contribute to its poor spending, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/10/2019)

Asian Development Bank unveils five-year partnership strategy with Nepal: The bank expects to lend an estimated $500 million to $600 million on average during 2020–2022 (kp 12/10/2019)

Govt signs program implementation agreement with MCC: Agreement signing was a condition to start the 5-year clock for the largest US grant to Nepal (rep 01/10/2019)

US$ 10.5b education project in trouble: Mid-term review: World Bank and ADB skeptical about govt’s literacy achievement claims, not keen to further support SSDP, by Ruby Rauniyar (rep 16/09/2019)

Govt, WB take stock of Nepal project portfolio (ht 13/09/2019)

Nepal receives $100 million grant to improve governance (ht 05/09/2019)

EU mobilizes 8.5m euros for flood-hit countries including Nepal (rep 25/07/2019)

WB renews $100m support for fiscal  federalism, public financial management (ht 13/07/2019)

Financial pact signed  between Nepal, Germany (ht 06/07/2019)

Donor-funded projects: Finance ministry rushes to get Rs 43b in reimbursements by fiscal-end; Officials hope reimbursements will help in easing pressure on a worsening balance of payment position (rep 27/06/2019)

Aid agencies revise operating guidelines (ht 19/06/2019)

US and UK join hands to combat human trafficking in Nepal: UK injects extra £4.5 million to $8 million Hamro Samman project (rep 14/06/2019)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank okays first loan to Nepal: The $90 million loan will be used to build the Upper Trishuli 1 hydropower plant, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 11/06/2019)

Development cooperation policy sets priority for assistance from partners (rep 01/06/2019)

How UK aid is helping contribute to a prosperous Nepal, by Elizabeth G Sugg (kp 23/05/2019)

Investment summit: Will it reduce aid dependency?, by Ujjwal Pokhrel (ht 09/04/2019)

Progress of foreign aided agri projects dismal in first eight months (ht 09/04/2019)

Chinese development agency to aid 15 northern Nepali districts, by Anil Giri (kp 30/03/2019)

Government utilised less than half of loan pledges, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 09/03/2019)

$630 million compact to be tabled in Parliament, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/02/2019)

Japan provides Rs 63m for strengthening quake-hit schools in Nuwakot (rep 16/02/2019)

Aiding socialist movement: By continuing to channel large amounts of development assistance through government systems, foreign aid is eroding the prospects of strong civilian non-State institutions, by Bishal Thapa (rep 12/02/2019)

The donor’s dilemma: We should conduct aid diplomacy by coming out of the ‘begging bowl’ mentality, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 06/02/2019)

Foreign aid disbursement up 16pc, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/01/2019), Foreign aid in 5 provinces grows (kp 17/01/2019), 80pc of foreign aid disbursed via budgetary system (ht 17/01/2019)

Nepal seeks Japan’s help in a dozen projects, by Anil Giri (kp 10/01/2019)

Rs 514m worth deal inked for women’s empowerment (ht 22/12/2018)

Development Without Foreign Loans?, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 20/12/2018)

Japan to provide USD 500,000 to WFP Nepal for Karnali project (rep 19/12/2018)

Five donors to give provincial and local governments a leg up, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/12/2018)

‘Donor support imperative for country’s prosperity’ (kp 07/12/2018)

Aid is failing Nepal: The delivery mechanisms for development aid are financing the monopoly of the state and crowding out change agents, by Bishal Thapa (rep 04/12/2018)

Beware of foreign money: Funding intended to destroy our culture and religion comes cloaked in guise of conferences ostensibly for various humanitarian purposes, by Sundar Mani Dixit (rep 02/12/2018)

All that money: The question of whether foreign aid is effective or affective continues to be relevant, by Gabriel Jonsson and Dhananjay Shah (kp 26/11/2018)

Performance of ADB projects slows down, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/11/2018)

Respect the processDevelopmental Partners should channel more of their aid through the budgetary system, by Tilakman Singh Bhandari (kp 22/11/2018)

EIB delegation to discuss support for energy sector: The delegation, led by Andrew McDowell, vice-president of the European Investment Bank responsible for South Asia, will make a four-day  visit to Nepal (kp 20/11/2018)

World Bank gives Nepal $155.7 million in financial assistance (kp 15/11/2018)

Need to ramp up investment in energy sector of country stressed (ht 30/10/2018)

Japan extends grant aid for implementation of rehabilitation of Sindhuli road (rep 26/10/2018)

Donor support to education wanes, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/10/2018)

Nepal secures $200m from World Bank (kp 11/10/2018), WB to provide Rs 23.5 billion for financial, energy sectors: Development policy credits to come as budgetary support to Nepal (rep 11/10/2018)

Nepal gets $180m ADB loan to improve East-West highway; The project will also finance civil works and equipment packages to improve road safety along the East-West Highway (kp 05/10/2018)

Upgrading infrastructure: Nepal secures $133m credit from World Bank (kp 28/09/2018), WB to give $133m credit to support 477 bridges (rep 28/09/2018)

ADB loans $130m to improve water supply and sanitation (kp 28/09/2018)

Donors’ help sought for rebuilding (kp 22/09/2018)

Germany pledges Rs7.5b new grant to Nepal (kp 21/09/2018), Germany to provide support worth Rs 7.5 billion over two years (ht 23/09/2018)

World Bank okays $100m grant for energy sector: Despite having huge hydropower potential, Nepal relies heavily on electricity imports to reduce the electricity shortage in the country (kp 20/09/2018)

ADB okays $160 million to rebuild quake-ravaged schools (ht 12/09/2018)

DFID-aided project funds profit-making banks to expand business: Declines to disclose grant amounts to banks, by Sagar Ghimre (rep 04/09/2018)

Foreign aid and state building: Donors need to look at both institutions of representation and institutions of restraint, by Namit Wagley (kp 03/09/2018)

Nepal, World Bank sign $15m finance agreement (kp 25/08/2018)

UNDP, DfID to help local units implement climate projects (rep 24/08/2018)

Centre, central bank in funds duel: Government backs earthquake survivors while Nepal Rastra Bank wants to stop concessional loans (kp 19/08/2018)

‘Time to revise policy on foreign aid disbursement’: According to Finance Secretary Rajan Khanal, the  country has been able to utilise only half of the foreign aid in the last four years (kp 13/08/2018)

Pulling out all stops: World Bank in Nepal, by Faris Hadad-Zervos (ht 08/08/2018), World Bank okays new framework for Nepal (kp 09/08/2018)

Finance minister to seek more aid from World Bank, donors: In Washington, Khatiwada will solicit increased assistance for projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/08/2018)

ADB-financed projects continue to move at sluggish pace: Less than one-third of contract, disbursement of annual targets achieved (rep 03/08/2018)

Basket fund to serve state, local govts foreign aid: Finance Ministry officials say donors are eager to help build capacities of provincial and local governments (kp 02/08/2018)

Foreign aid in agriculture: Although agriculture is a prioritized sector in policy document and donors are involved in its development, it stands at seventh position to receive foreign aid, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 31/07/2018)

Pledge and reality: Although there is discrepancy between pledge and committed amount, World Bank has reassured NRA to meet the  pledge, by Chandra Bahadur Shrestha (rep 31/07/2018)

Will block ill-intended aid money: PM Oli (kp 29/07/2018)

Foreign Aid in Nepal’s Health Care Sector, by Balaram Chaulagain (rn 21/07/2018)

Nepal seeks India nod to switch $750m credit line (kp 20/07/2018) [No more need for reconstruction? The Indian conditions are as destructive as the Nepalese conditions on the work of NGOs under the guise of NIP!]

Aid donors also spent more on recurrent programs (rep 11/07/2018)

SC turns down foreign aid but law ministry accepts it (rep 11/07/2018), Project to enhance access to justice launched (ht 11/07/2018), US $4.6m access to justice project starts (kp 12/07/2018)

Follow conduct code, diplomatic community told (ht 11/07/2018)

Nepal clamps on India’s small project grants (kp 10/07/2018)

MoEWRI seeks investment from Japan (ht 03/07/2018)

Saudi Fund threatens to stop supporting Sikta if contractor not sacked, by Rudra Khadka (rep 27/06/2018), Heed the warning: Saudi concern on Sikta project (rep 28/06/2018)

SC turns down Rs460 million UNDP support, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/06/2018) [Improvement of human rights and rule of law not wanted? The suggestion to get more money through the budget instead sounds ridiculous againsts the background that this is not poassible and the budget, to a greater part, is financed by foreign money as well!], AIIB issues $1m grant to upgrade power grid (kp 26/06/2018) [Isn't this against govt politics of rejecting foreign aid and grants?? Doen't it make dependable? Or is it only because it effects infrastructure and not rights?], Govt accepting Rs 25 billion off-budget foreign aid annually (rep 26/06/2018)

US envoy hands over health centre (kp 14/06/2018)

Consent of MoFA a must to obtain foreign assistance: Prime minister (ht 05/06/2018)

Foreign assistance: Ask tough questions, by Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 30/05/2018)

14 bridges to be built with World Bank loan (kp 29/05/2018)

$500m US grant likely to enter Nepal from Sept 2019 (ht 26/05/2018)

Foreign aid to be used to fund large projects (kp 10/05/2018)

ADB to help govt mitigate fiscal deficit (ht 05/05/2018)

Govt renews controversial Indian embassy Small Grants Projects, by Surendra Paudel (rep 03/05/2018)

Norway, Germany hand over school (kp 28/04/2018)

German development bank pulls out of heritage rebuilding project (kp 27/04/2018)

MCA Nepal established to direct US-funded projects, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/04/2018)

Humla to be linked with road connectivity under UK govt’s Rural Access Programme (ht 25/04/2018)

Finance Minister Khatiwada throws transparency norms to the wind: Holds a meeting with development partners and donors, but publishes press note in form of an ad with selective info (ht 20/04/2018)

Construction of German Technical School begins (ht 19/04/2018)

Donors pledging huge reconstruction funds skip NRA meet, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 17/04/2018), Donors ‘reluctant’ to submit details to NRA (rep 18/04/2018), NRA seeks transparent funding from donors (kp 18/04/2018)

‘ADB will consider supporting Bhairahawa airport’, interview with Wencai Zhang (kp 16/04/2018)

Australia Awards to train 21 Nepalis in inclusive education (kp 14/04/2018)

ADB vice-prez assures continued aid to Nepal’s development (ht 13/04/2018)

FinMin entity to direct US-funded projects: The compact fund will be used to build robust energy and transport networks which will enable the country to attract more domestic and foreign investment, foster economic growth and reduce the incidence of poverty, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/04/2018)

Most EU grants in non-priority soft sector (rep 27/03/2018)

Global donor agencies keen to conserve historical sites, by Ghanshyam Gautam (kp 22/03/2018)

WB to provide Rs27.8b in credit to Nepal (kp 22/03/2018), World Bank approves credit worth $266 million to Nepal (ht 22/03/2018)

China pledges rebuilding aid (kp 16/03/2018)

Japan pledges continued support (kp 11/03/2018)

Norway willing to support development of education (kp 09/03/2018)

Most of UNNATI projects in eastern hills behind schedule, by Giri Raj Baskota (rep 05/03/2018)

Reimagining development assistance: In the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, development paradigms have to change to fuel economic growth, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/02/2018)

Record high performance of ADB-funded projects (ht 24/02/2018), Project targets being met well, but challenges remain: ADB (rep 24/02/2018)

Japanese support for post-disaster psychosocial care (ht 22/02/2018)

Foreign-funded projects to go to local levels from next fiscal (rep 18/02/2018)

Japanese assistance for cancer hospital (ht 16/02/2018)

ADB to provide $100 million for Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (ht 13/02/2018), ADB provides $100m loan assistance to Nepal (kp 14/02/2018)

Japanese embassy hands over community centre in Kavre (ht 10/02/2018)

Nepal and UNDP pact will benefit 14,000 farmers (kp 03/02/2018)

ADB, Nepal government funded mountain project bears no fruit (ht 29/01/2018)

Japan to provide Rs 324m for food security (kp 26/01/2018)

The capacity for development: Many Nepalis abroad can do just about anything: the ones who stay back are often labelled ‘incapable’, by Anil Chitrakar (nt 26/01/2018)

World Bank provides Rs44.8b in loan to Nepal (kp 22/01/2018)

No need to worry: What will happen if President Trump cuts off US aid to Nepal? Impact will be felt in the short run, but we can be better off in the long run, by Niranjan Narsingh Khatri (rep 02/01/2018)

52% of country's foreign aid went to province 3 (rep 01/01/2018) [see Development Cooperation Report, FY 2016-17, by Ministry of Finance]

Foreign aid disbursement up 27 percent (kp 01/01/2018)

Record high foreign aid received in last fiscal year (ht 01/01/2018)

Govt phases out donor-funded social programmes (kp 31/12/2017)

Aid accountability: Nepal lacks internal capacity to spend development aid on time; policy analysts should closely follow how MCC grant is spent, by Pawan Roy and Saurav Raj Pant (kp 29/12/2017)

MoF prepares formation order to tap US grant (kp 29/12/2017)

Germany announces additional grant for Damauli-Lekhnath transmission line (rep 19/12/2017)

Power lines, substations being upgraded with ADB funding, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/12/2017)

WB provides $300m for housing rebuild (kp 18/12/2017)

JICA to help build disaster management park: The primary purposes of such park is to provide  temporary evacuation space and  to support rescue activities in times of disasters (kp 16/12/2017)

Saudi Arabia to support Rs 3b in reconstruction (rep 15/12/2017)

Japan extends support to Siraha hospital (kp 14/12/2017)

5.5m euro EU grant to CTEVT (rep 13/12/2017)

Japan to provide ophthalmic equipment (ht 12/12/2017)

Development partners to help govt (ht 10/12/2017)

WB approves $80m credit to support livestock development (ht 09/12/2017), WB to provide $80m for livestock sector (kp 10/12/2017)

ADB appoints new country director for Nepal (kp 24/11/2017)

Donors’ meet slated for Dec first week (ht 24/11/2017)

Leave the politics to us: Incoming ambassadors and donor agency heads have an opportunity to learn from the past, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 24/11/2017)

Rs 43.8m Japanese aid for disaster risk reduction (kp 22/11/2017)

Government fails to properly implement ADB-funded projects (kp 01/11/2017)

Country seeks budgetary support from World Bank (ht 18/10/2017)

Rs 4.8m EU aid for post-quake recovery (kp 17/10/2017)

US embassy inaugurates temple restoration project (kp 17/10/2017)

WB okays $60m loan for training project (kp 03/10/2017)

ADB provides $150m in loan for urban dev (kp 26/09/2017), ADB to help improve urban services delivery, infrastructure in Nepal (ht 26/09/2017)

Rs 21m French aid for kids hit by flood (kp 23/09/2017)

Why aid fails: The first thing you might ask is why, in one of the poorest countries in the world, only 56.1 percent of the budget is going directly to poverty reduction, by Bishal Thapa (rep 19/09/2017)

Nepal, United States sign $500m grant agreement: Grant to be mobilised to develop 300 km of high voltage transmission lines and maintenance of 305 km roads, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 15/09/2017), Nepal must wait for ‘at least a year’ to tap $500m US grant, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 16/09/2017), A matter of time: Government transitions and failure to maintain consistent policies over time may hamper investment grant pledges, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 18/09/2017), Buck the trend: Completion of MCC projects on time will encourage others to invest in Nepal (kp 19/09/2017)

France to help enhance country’s aviation sector (ht 15/09/2017)

$4.8m UN fund for flood victims (ht 12/09/2017)

EU funds 9-million-euro project for skilled human resources in Nepal (rep 12/09/2017)

ADB agrees to lend Rs17 billion to Nepal (kp 11/09/2017)

NPC, UN ink UNDAF for five years (ht 02/09/2017), Nepal signs development assistance framework with UN (kp 03/09/2017)

USAID launches 5-year $32.7m Kisan II project (kp 31/08/2017)

Japan offers flood relief: Japanese Ambassador Ogawa hands over first shipment of pledged relief goods worth Rs 23.4m to Home Minister Sharma (kp 24/08/2017)

US Embassy extends support for heritage restoration (kp 13/08/2017)

NBI signs MoU with FSFM (kp 09/08/2017)

‘No extension of India’s Small Development Project deal’: Federal system bars local units from taking funds directly from bilateral  or multilateral donors (kp 05/08/2017)

A potential investor: AIIB has vowed to invest in multiple infrastructure projects; Nepal should utilise this opportunity, by Nischal Dhungel and Sajal Mani Dhital (kp 04/08/2017)

Nepal bags $500m US grant (kp 04/08/2017), Government to accept assistance from MCC (ht 04/08/2017), MCC board approves $500m grant for Nepal (kp 19/08/2017), Nepal, US to sign $500m grant pact on Sept 14 (kp 04/09/2017), Govt to sign pact with MCC on Sept 14 (ht 06/09/2017)

WB likely to pull the plug on $37m solar project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/08/2017), NEA asked to retender grid-tied solar project (ht 02/08/2017), WB defends NEA’s move to hire Chinese firm (kp 05/08/2017)

A bad precedentDonors should introspect to find out if they are promoting good governance (kp 25/07/2017)

Govt yet to get Rs 42.65bn reimbursement (ht 24/07/2017)

Nepal, US to seal $630m deal in September (kp 22/07/2017)

Global Gag Rule could 'cripple' healthcare in Nepal, by Ethan B. Winter rep 17/07/2017)

Finland giving 20 million euros to support Nepal's education sector (rep 15/07/2017)

Nepal receives FDI commitment for 379 new projects: Pledges have gone up in terms of number of projects, but slipped with regard to monetary value (ht 12/07/2017)

ADB to extend $21m to support trade sector (kp 11/07/2017)

For Power Distribution: As Nepal improves its portfolio management, ADB has agreed to provide $150 million loan to help improve power distribution efficiency in Nepal (sp 07/07/2017)

Japan extends Rs 257 m grant for Nepal’s human resource development (ht 08/07/2017)

Japan donates eight ambulances (ht 06/07/2017)

Nepal set to bag biggest foreign grant from US: Deal will pave way for tapping a funding pool of $500m via Millennium Challenge Corporation, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 02/07/2017) [To implement the projects within 5 years will be a great challenge for Nepal, else the funds will have to go back to th US. Generally, Nepal does not observe deadlines!]

ADB okays $150m loan to upgrade power supply (kp 01/07/2017)

7 injured in explosion during Maoist Centre’s election rally (kp 26/06/2017)

World Bank lends Rs19 billion for education sector reforms (kp 23/06/2017)

ADB worries about future of ongoing projects (rep 23/06/2017)

ADB-funded projects make slow progress (kp 22/06/2017)

AIIB promises huge investments in Nepal’s infrastructure development (ht 20/06/2017), AIIB to finance two mega projects totaling Rs 20b: Minister, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/06/2017)

Support sought to bridge resource gap in infrastructure sector (ht 19/06/2017)

IFC to invest another $7.3 million to finance small businesses (rep 13/06/2017)

16m euro grant deal for energy development (kp 10/06/2017)

Bringing aid back to basics: Nepal’s foreign donors can now go directly to the people through elected local governments, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 09/06/2017)

Nepal receives foreign aid pledge worth Rs 222.74bn (ht 28/05/2017)

ADB meet ends, pledge to support poor countries (kp 08/05/2017)

ADB to expand lending in Asia by 50pc by ’20 (kp 05/05/2017)

Donors commit to extend 75pc of funds (kp 23/04/2017)

Aid fragmentation continues as donor agencies scatter funds (kp 17/04/2017), 37pc foreign aid spent off govt channel, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 17/04/2017), Dev partners spending more money outside govt system: Report, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 17/04/2017), Aid fragmentation: Donors should fund bigger projects instead of scattering aid in smaller ones (kp 18/04/2017) [??], Mend your ways: The political parties and government must show determination to eliminate or minimize the evil influences of foreign money (ht 18/04/2017)

‘Support for local governments will be the focus for the future’, interview with Sakuma Jun, chief representative of JICA’s Nepal office (kp 14/04/2017)

World Bank extends $100m for financial sector stability (kp 12/04/2017), WB extends $100m budgetary support (ht 12/04/2017)

Post-development era: The donor downturn in Nepal comes as ‘development’ re-orients towards self-generated ‘progress’, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 24/03/2017)

EIF support likely to drop in next phase (ht 15/03/2017)

Aid in pre-1990 Nepal: Both India and China have contributed to the building of infrastructure, seemingly with a mind to serve their interests, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 08/03/2017)

Aid for trade: Govt, donors hold meeting (kp 07/03/2017), Govt prioritizes trade to achieve sustainable growth (rep 07/02/2017), Govt, development partners join hands (ht 07/03/2017)

$100m World Bank loan for reform plan (04/03/2017)

Rs 700 million EU aid for Nepal education sector (kp 03/03/2017)

Hungary ready to give Rs11b soft loan (kp 02/03/201)

Minister Mahat calls for more Swiss assistance (kp 28/02/2017)

ADB funded projects set record in Nepal (kp 27/02/2017), Stop politicization of development projects: ADB (rep 27/02/2017) [!!], Political parties criticised for nepotism while appointing directors for development projects (ht 27/02/2017), Ghost contractors a serious problem in project execution in Nepal, says ADB (rep 28/02/2017), ADB stresses on promotion of PPP (kp 01/03/2017)

Use of foreign aid: Many questions, by Atindra Dahal (ht 27/02/2017)

Japan to provide Rs 5.25 million for reconstruction of quake-hit schools (ht 24/02/2017)

Himalayan river basisns: 2nd phase of activities launched under SDIP2 (kp 22/02/2017)

China and France pledge further help in rebuilding efforts (kp 21/02/2017)

ADB to finance 2nd phase of Melamchi project (rep 21/02/2017)

Japan extends support to improve water supply in Pokhara (ht 16/02/2017)

US announces $300,000 challenge for data-driven solutions for food security (rep 10/02/2017)

MCC grants: Roads, electricity transmission projects to be picked on March 17 (rep 30/01/2017)

Foreign aid commitment up 40pc in first 6 months of FY (kp 29/01/2017)

US provided assistance worth $160 million to Nepal in 2016: According to the US Embassy in Kathmandu, the aid was issued in the areas such as health, education, agriculture, environment, and reconstruction (kp 27/01/2017)

Swiss financial assistance for improving road access (ht 27/01/2017)

Govt accepts Rs 16.37b WB loan assistance (kp 20/01/2017), World Bank to extend Rs16.37 billion loan (kp 24/01/2017)

KTM-Tarai fast track project: Donors showing interest to finance 76-km expressway (kp 04/01/2017)

Japan pledges Rs 1 billion for medical kit, food security (kp 29/12/2016)

‘Donors, INGOs influencing lawmaking process’, by Ashok Dahal (rep 28/12/2016)

Donors unhappy with move to raise individual house reconstruction aid (ht 26/12/2016), Donors pressing for roll back on Rs 300,000 quake grant: NRA; 'Govt will not back down on decision', by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 26/12/2016)

JICA hands over VDC building in Thokarpa (kp 23/12/2016)

Japan extends Rs15.1b to build Nagdhunga tunnel, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/12/2016), Japan, Nepal sign deal on nagdhunga tunnel project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/12/2016)

World Bank to provide $55m additional loan (kp 20/12/2016)

US Embassy, ADB to rebuild 15 quake-hit schools (kp 17/12/2016)

More bangs for bucks: Proliferation of donors and increasing fragmentation of aid call for better coordination with the recipient government, by Tilakman Singh Bhandari (rep 14/12/2016)

ADB pledges $20m aid to spur investment in solar (kp 09/12/2016)

EU increases aid for PFM reform (ht 08/12/2016)

‘World Bank can help build Kathmandu-tarai fast track’, interview with Annette Dixon, the world Bank vice president for south Asia (kp 08/12/2016)

‘Any increase in annual lending must go hand in hand with higher utilisation’, interview with Kenichi Yokoyama, Country Director of ADB Nepal Resident Mission (ht 05/12/2016)

World Bank extending $150m loan to Nepal (kp 04/12/2016)

ADB okays $186m loan to upgrade key road sections (kp 02/12/2016), ADB approves $186.80 million loan (ht 02/12/2016)

AIIB ‘ready’ to finance 2 infra projects: Project areas and loan amount yet to be specified mainly due to the lack of preparations on the Nepal side, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2016)

Germany pledges Rs 4.2b in support (kp 24/11/2016), Germany pledges Rs 4.2 billion in support (ht 24/11/2016), Germany to provide 36 million euros in next two years (rep 24/11/2016)

Nepal likely to get $300m credit from WB, ADB (kp 20/11/2016)

Prepare projects for funding, AIIB chairman tells Nepal, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 13/11/2016)

WB-ADB mission to discuss $1b loan to energy sector: The donors had expressed interest to lend $500m each  in response to Nepal’s request for funding to implement a 10-year Energy Emergency Plan unveiled last February, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/11/2016)

Government, ADB launch Sasec operational plan: The multilateral lending institution aims to implement projects worth over $100b in S Asia (kp 08/11/2016)

Feasibility studies of MCC projects to be completed within January (kp 05/11/2016), Nepal passes criteria to be re-selected for compact programme of US govt’s MCC (ht 05/11/2016), Nepal passes 16 of 20 indicators of US MCC Scorecard 2017: Performance ensures eligibility for grant for 2017, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 05/11/2016)

ADB approves $120m loan to improve education standard (ht 03/11/2016)

DfID extends 1.5m pounds to WFP for post-quake works (kp 25/10/2016)

Panel formed to coordinate aid (kp 24/10/2016)

ADB happy about project implementation: The lender, however, says achievements should not provide room to become complacent (kp 21/10/2016)

AIIB team to visit next month to discuss proposed projects (ht 18/10/2016)

Reconstruction of ADB-assisted school projects begin (ht 04/10/2016)

Govt, WB negotiate Rs16b soft loan for new project, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/09/2016)

Time to branch out: Changes in European foreign aid policies are going to affect Nepal’s renewable energy sector, by Bibek Raj Kandel (kp 27/09/2016)

WB hails post-quake rebuilding aid distribution (kp 23/09/2016) [??], ‘World Bank willing to increase concessional financing for Nepal between 2017 and 2020’ (ht 23/09/2016)

Norwegian ambassador concerned over post-earthquake reconstruction (ht 23/09/2016)

Donors seek refund of unspent Peace money, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/09/2016) [!!]

Preparations underway to decommission Nepal Peace Trust Fund (kp 18/09/2016)

UK’s DFID pledges Rs11.9b to Nepal (kp 15/09/2016)

Govt to bridge gap between foreign aid commitment and disbursement, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/09/2016)

Nagdhunga-Naubise tunnel: Japan to provide Rs18b loan; According to officials at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, an announcement about the loan is likely to be made on Thursday or Friday, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/09/2016), Rs 1.832b Japanese grant for 2 projects: Officials from Nepal and Japan sign and exchange the agreements for the grant assistance (kp 01/09/2016), Japan approves Rs1.51b grant to boost air safety: The scheme will improve safety at eight airports across Nepal—five short take-off and landing airstrips, two regional airports and Tribhuvan International Airport (kp 01/09/2016)

Welcome foreign aid: Reconstruction of quake-hit districts should be assigned to different countries, by Dinesh Malla (kp 30/08/2016)

WB okays $55m loan for roads, bridges (kp 27/2016)

Agreement with development partners stalls, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/08/2016)

Donor-funded development projects: Issues causing low spending should be resolved, MPs say (kp 17/08/2016)

Role Of Foreign Aid In Nepal’s Development, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 06/08/2016)

Rs 105m Swiss support for Jiri School (kp 05/08/2016)

Japan pledges continued support (ht 31/07/2016)

Korean support to WFP for zero hunger in Nepal (kp 21/07/2016)

EU provides Rs6b to rebuild earthquake-hit communities (kp 15/07/2015), EU provides 50m euros (ht 15/07/2016)

Japanese govt provides Rs 5 billion (ht 08/07/2016)

Support sought for hydropower development (ht 30/06/2016)

WB, ADB ‘to extend’ $1b line of credit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/06/2016), $1 billion credit to energy sector: WB, ADB insists on early introduction of reforms (kp 18/06/2016)

Foreign aid’s share in budget may cross 30 pc, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 23/05/2016)

Development achievements: In this bicentenary year, the exhibition Hatemalo helps us celebrate the things Nepal and UK have achieved together, by Richard Morris and Gail Marzetti (kp 20/05/2016)

Project to build homes for quake-hit (ht 20/05/2016)

EC extends Rs660m aid (kp 19/05/2016)

Government signs grant, loan mobilisation pacts worth $1.82bn (ht 19/05/2016)

EU, UNICEF to build 650 learning centres (kp 12/05/2016)

Govt urged to request for more int’l funding (kp 12/05/2016)

NHRC gets USD 128 million to promote human rights (ht 06/05/2016)

Govt set to receive 64 percent of the aid pledged by donors (rep 06/05/2016) [??]

Donor assistance fills quake survivors with new hope (ht 05/05/2016)

UN agencies spent Rs 25 billion: Report doesn’t show where bulk of funds went, by Surendra Paudel (ht 04/05/2016)

ADB and AIIB sign a major: infrastructure deal for Pak: Asian Dev Bank chief says regional connectivity important for Nepal, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 03/05/2016)

UN pledges int’l support to Nepal for reconstruction: UN official advises utilising domestic and foreign skills in reconstruction work (kp 03/05/2016)

DPM seeks UK aid through Nepal government channel (kp 29/04/2016)

Volume of technical assistance by donors growing (rep 27/04/2016)

Aid through govt channel down, by Prithvi Man Shresta (kp 25/04/2016) [No wonder since this would be wasted aid!], Donor's spending through own channel up 17 percent (rep 26/04/2016)

Health sector largest single recipient of foreign assistance (rep 25/04/2016)

EU pledges €105m grant (kp 25/04/2016)

UK assures continued help for reconstruction (kp 23/04/2016)

DPM Thapa seeks increased support from development partners (ht 22/04/2016) [Why? You not even invest the money admitted by the donor nations in the past?]

WFP begins programme for vulnerable groups: WFP pledges support to government’s livelihood recovery strategy in various sectors, including nutrition and disaster risk reduction (kp 22/04/2016), WFP to support livelihood recovery of quake vicitms (ht 22/04/2016)

ADB urges government to improve performance in project implementation (ht 22/04/2016), Nepal's portfolio performance suffered from prolonged procurement process: ADB senior official (rep 22/04/2016)

ADB urges strict action against slow contractors (kp 22/04/2016)

JICA’s aid scheme rekindles hope among quake survivors, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/04/2016)

Succour for Bahrabise PHCC (kp 19/04/2016)

Foreign aid commitment down nearly 30 per cent (ht 19/04/2016)

NGOs get $121 million US funds (kp 16/04/2016)

Development partners vow to extend Rs 200 billion (ht 01/04/2016)

Japanese support for building hostel for deaf, blind children (ht 18/03/2016)

Checkered history: Those who benefit from foreign aid and its patronage networks have an incentive to continue with the status quo, by Jeevan R. Sharma (rep 09/03/2016)

Rs 8m Japan grant to restore Patan Durbar Square (kp 03/03/2016)

No deadline extension for MCC projects: Sumar (kp 03/03/2016)

Canada announces reconstruction aid: A fresh $1.2m investment will restore housing, public buildings and infrastruc-ture, says the Canadian Embassy in New Delhi (kp 01/03/2016)

Japanese assistance for renovation of local learning centre (ht 01/03/2016)

India, China outline areas for rebuilding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Bhadra Sharma (kp 27/02/2016)

ADB agrees to boost lending to Nepal (kp 26/02/2016), ADB willing to expand annual lending to Nepal (ht 26/02/2016)

EU provides Rs 480 m support for education (ht 23/02/2016)

Rs3.5b JICA aid for bridge, hospitals, water project (kp 18/02/2016)

Shifting donor priorities: International commitment to community forestry in Nepal has sadly fizzled out, by Ghanshyam Pandey (kp 17/02/2016)

World Bank provides USD 22.5 million loan assistance (rep 05/02/2016), World Bank veep concludes Nepal visit (rep 06/02/2016)

ADB ‘dissatisfied’ with performance of major energy sector projects (ht 31/01/2016)

Koreans to provide therapy to quake survivors of Bhaktapur, Lalitpur (kp 27/01/2016)

Just 4 percent of foreign aid spent so far this year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2016)

Government told to revise foreign aid policy (ht 26/01/2016)

World Bank Group agrees to support SSRP (ht 24/01/2016)

UK spent £3m on quake rescue Chinooks for Nepal (ht 23/01/2016)

ADB ready to boost annual lending to Nepal by 60pc (kp 22/01/2016), ADB ready to increase annual lending level to Nepal (ht 22/01/2016)

Nepal to seek funding from AIIB to implement mega projects (ht 20/01/2016)

US aid for building crisis mgmt centre (kp 16/01/2016)

Govt urged to ramp up capital expenditure (ht 16/01/2016)

Rs 231m EU aid for Bhutanese refugees (kp 14/01/2016), European Union contributes Euros 2 mi to UNHCR to support Bhutanese refugees (ht 14/01/2016)

23pc funding pledges secured (ht 14/01/2016)

Working procedure to channelise foreign aid within two months (ht 03/01/2016)

Foreign aid commitment down 55.90pc (ht 24/12/2015), Aid diverted (ht 25/12/2015)

Japan formalises aid pledge for rebuilding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/12/2015), Japan provides Rs 26bn for reconstruction (ht 22/12/2015)

Post-quake rehabilitation: Germany pledges Rs 3.51 billion (kp 15/12/2015)

ADB to give $15m for quake victims (kp 09/12/2015)

Development works disrupted (kp 23/11/2015)

UNHAS gets fund to aid quake-hit (kp 17/11/2015), ‘Humanitarian airlifts to continue’ (ht 17/11/2015)

ADB willing to help install solar plant, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/11/2015)

Nepal receives foreign aid commitment of Rs 55.4 billion (ht 06/11/2015)

DFID announces support for quake victims (ht 04/11/2015), DFID announces £10m 2nd phase of quake relief (rep 04/11/2015)

US announces initiatives to support reconstruction (ht 29/10/2015)

ADB okays $15m aid to help quake-hit districts (kp 09/10/2015), ADB approves $15 million grant to rebuild Nepal schools (ht 09/10/2015)

Hydropower development: WB approves $20m credit (kp 28/09/2015)

Global charities accused of ‘misleading’ public: Up to sixth of funds meant for Nepal being spent on overheads; quake-hit areas bear the brunt (ht 22/09/2015)

EU supports in reconstruction (kp 13/09/2015)

US provides Rs34m as rebuilding aid (kp 13/09/2015)

Recovery support to earthquake affected (ht 13/09/2015)

Result-focused project execution emphasised: NPPR highlights constraints in improving performance of donor-funded initiatives (ht 12/09/2015)

Bihar offers Rs 28m to quake relief fund (kp 10/09/2015)

Reconstruction process: Govt’s tardy approach worries donors, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 08/09/2015)

Nepal envoy urges handover of fund for quake victims (ht 03/09/2015) [???]

Sector-wise project review to be done (kp 24/08/2015)

Trade not aid: Foreign investment, more than foreign aid, will help Nepal recover from the quake, by Sumesh Shivakoty (kp 23/08/2015)

ADB plans to fund 3 power projects, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 16/08/2015)

Nepal could lose $100m in potential ADB aid, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/08/2015)

WFP begins assessing rural roads (kp 11/08/2015)

Allocation for off-budget programmes jumps to 24.67 per cent this fiscal (ht 05/08/2015)

IMF okays $49.7m budgetary support (kp 02/08/2015), IMF approves $49.7m credit for Nepal (ht 03/08/2015)

ADB: Nepal could lose funding if no improvement (kp 28/07/2015), Investment Board to consult with WB, ADB, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/07/2015)

UNFPA reaches out to quake-vulnerable population (ht 27/07/2015)

Half of $422m UN aid appeal met: OCHA (kp 25/07/2015)

Unicef aid for 450k children (kp 25/07/2015)

$8 million S Korean grant for Nawalparasi project (ht 25/07/2015)

Help gone wrong: The government of Nepal is equally responsible for the distribution of substandard food by the World Food Programme, by Prakash Budha Magar (kp 21/07/2015)

Poor guides: Why the preference among donor countries to give aid to Nepal but not to help it get back to its feet on its own?, by Max Mørch (rep 18/07/2015)

USAID launches hydro dev project (kp 14/07/2015)

Foreign aid commitment doubled this fiscal (ht 11/07/2015)

Germany to provide Rs 3.20 bn grant assistance to Nepal (ht 09/07/2014)

Utilising Aid For Welfare Of Receiving Country, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 04/07/2015)

Govt to request IMF to extend $50m in budgetary support (ht 04/o7/2015)

UNOCHA director terms media reports ‘nonsense’: Says damaged items never distributed to victims, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/07/2015), UN berates Nepali media: Threatens to withdraw supplies from Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 02/07/2015), WFP replaces rotten rice in quake-hit Gorkha, by Sudip Kaini (kp 03/07/2015), Do no harm: A return to rational, measured discourse is the only way to tackle the WFP controversy (kp 03/07/2015), NHRC objects to UN official’s remarks (ht 03/07/2015), Poor defence (ht), WFP pledges to continue support: Says will assist quake victims despite controversies (ht 04/07/2015), Media fraternity flays top UN official for his remarks (ht 04/07/2015), WFP ‘to clarify on damaged food’ (kp 08/07/2015)

WB okays $300m loan for quake recovery (kp 01/07/2015), World Bank approves $300 million to support Nepal’s earthquake recovery (ht 01/07/2015)

Parliament Secretariat, UNDP renew pact (kp 30/06/2015)

There’s a lot of intl commitment to help Nepal’s reconstruction, interview with Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs (kp 29/06/2015)

No More Loans, Please, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 29/06/2015)

Reconstruction and rehabilitation: If all pledged aid comes, govt need not use its funds, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/06/2015)

WFP plans cash transfer to quake victims (ht 29/06/2015)

No debt relief for Nepal, says IMF (kp 27/06/2015)

Donors’ meet a success: PM (kp 27/06/2015), A grand success: I think our incompetent politicians should be reminded that begging for a few dollars and getting some is not something to be proud of, by Guffadi (kp 27/06/2015) [satirical]

Generous aid pledges delight Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 26/06/2015), $4.4 bn committed for recovery, reconstruction (ht), Sushma Swaraj pledges $1 billion Indian aid (ht), ADB okays $200m in immediate aid (kp 26/06/2015), 90pc ADB aid to go to infrastructure projects (ht 26/06/2015), Donors stress transparency on part of Nepal government in rebuilding efforts (ht), Fund transparency at heart of reconstruction, says govt, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/06/2015), PM seeks aid through official govt window: Assures full transparency of donors’funding, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht), ‘Outcome beyond expectations’, excerpts from an interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (kp 26/06/2015), Friendly nations stand by Nepal for recovery (kp 26/06/2015), UN: Nepal still requires humanitarian assistance (kp 26/06/2015), 2.8 million Nepalis still need humanitarian aid: UN (ht 26/06/2015), Thoughts on using the money (kp 26/06/2015), Beggars and choosers, by Hitesh Karki (rep 27/06/2015), Donors’ Conference On Reconstruction Mobilization, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 27/06/2015)

Subcontracting kindness: Less than 1 per cent of global funding for earthquake relief will go directly to groups in Nepal, by Emily Troutman (nt 26/06/2015)

Spend it right: As in Haiti, foreign donors should not bypass the government of Nepal, by Rajju Malla Dhakal (kp 26/06/2015)

‘WFP sent substandard rice for quake victims’: House panel report says agency officials were well aware about the inferior quality of the food (ht 26/06/2015)

India, China indicate huge aid pledges: Together, the two neighbours ‘promise Rs 160m’; Substantive commitments also from other major donors US, EU, Japan, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/06/2015), Foreign dignitaries visit quake-hit areas (kp 25/06/2015), Foreign delegates visit Basantapur, Sankhu (ht 25/06/2015), Donors’ meet begins today: Govt needs Rs 402 billion for rehabilitation, reconstruction, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 25/06/2015), Donors start making sector-wise support, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/06/2015)

Govt has to justify its one-door mechanism for receiving funds, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/06/2015), What to expect: The donors will want to know how the money is going to be spent; PDNA is silent on how the quake affected families are to benefit from the whole scheme (ht 25/06/2015)

What Nepal needs: International friends of Nepal, I request you to invest in opportunities in our villages and towns, by Bibek Paudel (rep 25/065/2015)

Aid and conflict: That humanitarian operations can contreibute to conflict has been proven again and again in recent emergencies, by Rajendra Mulmi and Michael Shipler (rep 25/06/2015)

Govt sets up fund to funnel all resources for reconstruction, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 25/06/2015)

PM expresses concern about quality of relief supplies (ht 25/06/2015)

Rising from the rubble: Development partners can help build Nepal’s confidence by expressing solidarity with the country and pledging resources, by Govinda Raj Pokharel (kp 25/06/2015)

Accounts and accountability: As much as pledging money, Donor Conference is also about accountability (kp 25/06/2015)

IFC aid for hydropower development (kp 25/06/2015)

Cap-In-Hand Meeting, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 24/06/2015)

Govt pins high hopes on tomorrow’s donor meet: Officials preparing for conference expect grant, loan commitments to the tune of $3 billion, by Anil Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/06/2015), Int’l Conference for Nepal’s Reconstruction: Govt looking forward to grants, soft loans, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 24/06/2015), Int’l partners willing to help Nepal: PM (kp 25/06/2015), PM consults leaders on conference (ht 24/06/2015), Guests start arriving for summit (kp 24/06/2015), 53 countries, agencies confirm participation (ht 24/06/2015)

WB announces $500 million aid for earthquake recovery (kp 24/06/2015), WB pledges soft loan of up to Rs 50 billion (ht 24/06/2015)

Setting the agenda: Organising the donor conference is just one among the many things the government needs to do, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 23/06/2015)

Aid independent: Since total foreign aid accountsfor only six percent of GNI it would be wrong to say Nepal is aid-dependent, by Puru Shah (rep 23/06/2015)

Humanitarian disaster: Boost Nepali resilience, by Annette Dixon (ht 23/06/2015)

New Agenda For Donor Conference: Making Migration Free For Nepalese, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 23/06/2015)

Attendees’list for ICNR continues to grow: Delegates of 45 countries,agencies have confirmed participation for donors’meet so far (ht 23/06/2015)

Foreign delegates to visit Sankhu, Basantapur (ht 23/06/2015)

House panel asks govt to provide more details on donor conference (kp 22/06/2015), Call all-party meet to discuss donor conference: Lawmakers to govt (rep 22/06/2015)

Govt aims to check misuse of quake funds by aid groups, by Arjun Poudel (rep 22/06/2015)

APMDD calls for cancellation of Nepal’s external debt (ht 22/06/2015)

Donors' conference: Mahat, Pandey say no clash between them; Brief National Disaster Management and Monitoring Special Committee about preparations (kp 22/06/2015)

EU commissioner to attend donor conference (kp 20/06/2015), Donors’conference sans top leaders: Indian, Chinese prime ministers not to participate due to conflict of schedules (ht 20/06/2015), Preparations for donors' conference over (rep 20/06/2015), Swaraj, Wang to lead Indian, Chinese teams (ht 21/06/2015)

Govt urged to focus on grants, not loans, at int’l donors’ meet (kp 18/06/2015), ‘Aid must be prioritised based on nat’l needs’ (kp 19/06/2015), Friends in need: Plans for disbursement of home rebuilding grants and loans face obstacles, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 19/06/2015), How not to reinvent the wheel: Donor funding should not just go for reconstruction, but help build capacity, by Bihari K. Shrestha (nt 19/06/2015), Donors make big announcements, fail to keep words: DPM Gautam (rep 19/05/2015) [Just like Nepali politicians!!!]

Donor conference: 2 ministries in turf war over meet preps (kp 17/06/2015)

Low fund utilisation threatens development, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 17/06/2015)

WB to give at least $500m for recovery (kp 17/06/2015), WB to announce support package soon (ht 18/06/2015)

Donors spent major portion of quake aid on int’l staff: Govt, by Surendra Paudel (rep 16/06/2015) [claims a govt that is neither able to spend donated relief money nor donor supported development capital!!!]

Donor dilemma: Despite mistrust of Nepal’s institutions, the only way to rebuild Nepal is by working with them, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 15/06/2015)

Change mindset: Unless we can change this dependency mindset and act accordingly, we will be in the same situation years from now (ht 15/06/2015)

US pledges Rs 8 billion support for Nepal (ht 14/06/2015)

Reconstruction body ‘before donor summit’: Govt argues setting up committee ahead of June 25 conference will encourage donors to commit funds (kp 14/06/2015), Reconstruction body will have donors as observing members, interview with Govinda Raj Pokhrel, NPC (kp 15/06/2015)

JICA to help Nepal recover from quake (kp 13/06/2015)

Aussie govt supports schools (kp 11/06/2015)

World Bank extends assistance of $7.47bn for road safety project (ht 10/06/2015)

Dutch govt to reconsider Nepal for development grant: Visiting minister (ht 09/06/2015)

Tracking aid money, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 07/06/2015) [see tool by Open Nepal Initiative]

Ban, Modi, Li among invitees for donor meet (kp 05/06/2015), PM Modi likely to attend conference: Indian Minister Swaraj (kp 11/06/2015), Modi to arrive 'if schedule permits’ (kp 12/06/2015), Mahat invites Modi to donor conference, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 13/06/2015)

25 June Donor Summit: Political aftershocks have spread uncertainty about the lifespan of the government at a time when it is preparing for a meeting of donors, by Om Astha Rai (nt 05/06/2015)

"We need help to rebuild Nepal", interview with Ram Sharan Mahat (nt 05/06/2015)

Australia to help affected micro-enterprises (ht 05/06/2015)

IFC invests $3.8 million in agribusiness sector (kp 05/06/2015)

Donors to pledge more aid at upcoming meet, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/06/2015)

Donors’ support sought to rebuild schools (ht 02/06/2015)

Deal with govt must for I/NGOs’ involvement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/06/2016), Quakes of wrath: Massive monsoon exodus isn’t far away if government, int’l response remain tepid (kp 01/06/2015), Dealing with donors: The upcoming donor conference will be instrumental in planning Nepal’s long-term reconstruction, by Som P. Pudasaini (kp 01/06/2015), Highest level of donor participation sought: Finance minister hopes international meet on June 25 will generate hope and boost confidence (ht 02/06/2015)

Follow-up donor conference in September, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht)

Key donors keen to support beyond official window, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 30/05/2015)

Haiti donates $1m for Nepal earthquake recovery (kp 29/05/2015)

Germany to provide Rs 3.36 billion support (ht 27/05/2015)

Donors’ meet to be held on June 25, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/05/2015), Govt prefers grants, cash, says FinMin (kp 27/05/2015), Unclear plan: The government also needs to be clear about its priorities before it convenes the donors’ conference in mid-June (ht 27/05/2015)

Ireland ups relief to 1.5 million euros (rep 25/05/2015)

Friendly countries keen to host donors’ conference outside Nepal: Government to seek waiver or reduction of foreign debt, by Lekahnath Pandey (ht 24/05/2015)

Development policy credit: WB may extend additional $50m, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/05/2015)

Japan, UNDP agree to offer $1m grant for recovery works (kp 23/05/2015)

Humanitarian aid worth Rs 26.69b received so far, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 23/05/2015)

Where is Nepal aid money going? Britain is the biggest national donor to Nepal—but what will happen to the money flowing into a country where corruption is seen as ‘endemic’?, by Simon Cox (BBC 21/05/2015)

US announces additional $9 million for quake response, recovery (ht 21/05/2015)

Nepal may ask donors to write off part of debt: Many though do not want country to push for debt relief fearing it might lead to moral hazard, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 21/05/2015)

UK pledges continued support (kp 20/05/2015)

Campaign on to cancel part of Nepal’s foreign debt: Before the earthquake the country paid $215 million annually in debt payment (ht 20/05/2015)

ADB to boost trade finance by $40 million (kp 20/05/2015)

High-level representation sought in donor conference (kp 19/05/2015)

FRC triples its aid to Nepal (kp 17/05/2015)

Government postpones donor meet: The govt aims to assess he damage with the help of experts from donor agencies in two months (kp 14/05/2015)

Only 15 per cent of $423 million sought received so far: ‘Donors want their money to go directly to needy people and oppose cumbersome process’ (ht 14/05/2015)

Japan announces Rs 1.4 billion support to Nepal (ht 13/05/2015)

Govt to ask donors for cash aid (kp 07/05/2015)

UK govt boosts international aid effort in Nepal (ht), Germany provides 2.5 million euros (ht 07/05/2015), Germany, Norway scale up aid to Nepal (rep 07/05/2015)

5 donors pull plug on support to NPTF, by Anil Giri (kp 23/04/2015), Donors to continue support for peace-building initiatives, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 23/04/2015)

The donors’ new clothes: Donor attempts to provide technical solutions to a political problem like corruption are a waste of resources, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 17/04/2015)

Donors left out of PPP Policy consultative meeting (ht 17/04/2015)

Nordic lessons: While engaging in development cooperation with Nepal, Nordic countries try to consider what lessons, both good and bad, our region's history may provide, by Kisten Geelan, Kjell Tormod Pettersen and Asko Luukainnen (rep 14/04/2015), The Nordic dream: The ambassadors' suggestion of 'public educational revolution' is a day-dream, by Adarsha Tuladhar (rep 20/04/2015), Nordic response: Education builds social capital and a sense of social cohesion, by Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Kirsten Geelan and Asko Luukainnen (rep 23/04/2015), Nepal and the Nordics: Those who would assist Nepal must consider weaknesses in both donor mindset and superstructure, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 24/04/2015)

Far West receives lowest foreign aid (kp 12/04/2015)

One-sixth of foreign aid routed through INGOs (kp 11/04/2015)

Donor aid fragmentation raises govt eyebrows (ht 11/04/2015)

Half of allocated foreign assistance remained unspent in FY 2013/14 (rep 11/04/2015)

USAID to support smallholder farmers (ht 11/04/2015)

Nepal likely to get more aid in 2017: According to the report, Nepal is expected to get $1.09 billion in foreign aid in 2017, up from $1.02 billion in 2014 (kp 10/04/2015) [see OECD report]

USAID grant to improve reading skills of first, second, third graders (kp 10/04/2015)

USAID joins Multi-Donor Trust Fund (kp 31/03/2015)

Nepal risks UK aid cut for ‘endemic corruption’, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 28/03/2015), UK House panel recommends reduction in aid to Nepal (ht 28/03/2015)

KFAED extends credit of Rs 1.68bn to Nepal (ht 24/03/2015)

Foreign aid commitment up 259pc so far this fiscal (ht 21/03/2015)

Nagdhunga-Naubise road: Japan ‘agrees’ to provide loan for tunnel road (kp 20/03/2015)

Donors propose joint taskforce: Mechanism would engage in strategic dialogue to address development challenges (kp 19/03/2015), Donors ask govt to form strategic group: Seek a platform to discuss problems faced during project implementation (ht 19/03/2015)

Diplomatic norms and ethics: Contradictions and anomalies, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (ht 19/03/2015)

71pc foreign aid mobilised through budget, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 19/03/2015)

Japan grants Rs 9.8 million (ht 17/03/2015)

Japanese aid for Solu school (kp 12/03/2015)

WB-financed projects miss spending target, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/03/2015)

Direct payment ‘key problem’ in aid mgmt (kp 08/03/2015)

Govt, IFAD fund $37m project for small farmers (kp 28/02/2015)

Japan to provide Rs 12.4m for Bagmati cleanup, by Riwaj Rai (rep 28/02/2015)

Saudi Fund to extend financial assistance of Rs 2.41bn (ht 25/02/2015)

Swayne inspects DFID work (kp 21/02/2015)

World Bank to fund 25 MW solar plant (kp 21/02/2015)

Japanese assistance for drinking water project in Sunsari (ht 14/02/2015)

Swiss support for irrigation project (kp 11/02/2014), Switzerland extends grant assistance of Rs 1.78 billion (ht 11/02/2015)

ADB to provide $1b in loans over three years (kp 04/02/2015), ADB urges better investment climate (ht 04/02/2015)

ADB increases funding for ailing infra sector (kp 31/01/2015)

Foreign aid commitment up 300pc in first half of this fiscal (ht 29/01/2015)

World Bank VP for SAsia pledges support (ht 20/01/2015)

ADB-funded projects: Contract processing time rises sharply, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/01/2015), ADB dissatisfied with slow pace of projects: By the end of 2014, half of the bank’s active portfolio had not awarded contracts (ht 19/01/2015)

Blurred reflections: Old Nepal hand critiques Canadian aided projects in Nepal, by Ivan Gyozo Somlai (nt 16/01/2015)

Faults in foreigners: If donors are serious about their anti-corruption efforts, they should first conduct an appraisal into their own situation, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 08/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

Tracking national and international funding, a tool by Open Nepal Initiative, Young Innovations

Development Cooperation Report, FY 2016-17, by Ministry of Finance

GTZ in Nepal

International organizations

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