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NGO-sponsored meals kill House committee’s appetite for deliberations : Ex-minister Ramesh Nath Pandey calls for ending the influence of external elements in lawmaking (kp 17/06/2024), Parliament Secretariat prohibits support from NGOs/INGOs (kh 18/06/2024)

‘ENOUGH’ campaign to end child malnutrition, hunger launched : The three-year campaign will focus on some key areas, including access to nutritional food and supplements for children in schools and communities (kp 31/05/2024)

'Political will and concerted efforts can lead to tangible progress towards zero hunger', interview with Bettina Iseli, Chief Program Officer at Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (rep 16/03/2024)

A Journey from New Jersey to Karnali, by Maggie Doyne (rep 24/02/2024)

Nepal Red Cross gets legitimacy after five years (kh 10/01/2024)

Making procurement in INGOs fairer, by Mohan Rai (nlt 03/01/2024)

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)

From Germany with love: Dr Arne Drews’ relentless support to Nepal’s public health facilities : The German doctor has been supporting Nepal through Nepalmed for the last 23 years. When he sees his initiative has helped to change the situation in Nepal’s hospitals, it fills his heart with immense joy, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 09/09/2023)

She came, she saw and helped women conquer the malaise : An inspiring story of Shirley Heywood, a British doctor, who contributed to saving lives of women from preventable disease of obstetric fistula in Nepal’s Karnali region, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 09/09/2023)

Nepal's Overcrowded NGOs, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp15/04/2023)

Governing NGOs right : Reports of unethical operations have damaged the public perception of the NGOs, by Vivek Sharma Dhakal (kp 23/03/2023)

The best choice I made in life: How Rotaract changed me : Rotaract is one of the best platforms for personal and professional growth and community interaction to understand society better, by Shristi Tripathi (nlt 16/12/2022)

Toni Hagen’s daughter following her father’s footsteps (kh 08/12/2022)

NGOs in development initiatives: Need for transparency, accountability, by Manohar Karki (ht 23/09/2022)

NGOs charged of concealing information (kh 17/09/2022)

Agencies working in health, gender sectors in Nepal fall short on gender equality : Only a third of Nepal’s non-governmental organisations sampled are led by women and have gender parity in senior management, new report shows, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/08/2022)

The woman who gives a new lease of life to children of the incarcerated : In the last two decades, Indira Ranamagar’s organisation PA Nepal has provided more than 2,000 children of incarcerated parents with a safe environment to grow up in, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 05/07/2022)

He once was lost in hospital labyrinths. Now he’s showing others way, selflessly : Bereaved after his wife’s death, Kailash Shah, 73, finds ‘inner peace’ in helping out the needy at Patan Hospital—a work he does for free, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/05/2022)

National Volunteering Policy: A must for a resilient, just and inclusive nation, by Simone Galimberti (ht 25/03/2022)

Supporting Nepal’s health: Dr Arne Drews shares how Nepalmed Foundation is helping to enhance Nepal’s health care system
“I decided to do something real for the colleagues in Nepal, who tackle problems of poor health, nutrition and poverty”
(nlt 21/03/2022) (interview)

Director, ActionAid Nepal : ‘SDG is not just a simple goal or a project. It’s a huge commitment of the nation which ultimately makes the development sustained where everyone can enjoy their rights with full dignity.’ (interview) (nlt 03/03/2022)

INGOs in Nepal: What they do, what they want to achieve : INGOs work in close coordination and collaboration with government and local partners. Their activities are guided by national strategic plans and priorities set by the government, by Sushil Koirala (nlt 23/02/2022)

Ujjwal Bikram Thapa is not stopping anytime soon : In the last seven years, Thapa has helped hundreds of burn victims get access to medical treatment and has lobbied with the government and non-government organisations on behalf of the victims, by Pinki Sris Rana (kp 02/02/2022)

NMA distributes warm clothes, health essentials to 200 leprosy affected people (kh 28/01/2022)

National volunteering corps: A necessity to deal with emergencies, by Simone Galimberti (ht 10/01/2022)

Volunteerism : Example of active citizenship, by Simone Galimberti (ht 06/12/2021)

Why volunteerism matters for Nepal : As we mark the International Volunteer Day today, we would like to offer some considerations and also present an opportunity for youths to think and contribute to harnessing the power of volunteerism, by Baybina Shrestha, Subhasan Bhattarai and Simone Galimberti (nlt 05/12/2021)

Revolving fund of Rs 10 mln set up for agriculture and education (kh 03/12/2021)

Help extended to Humla residents facing shortage of rice : Kantipur Media Group, KL Dugar Group and Summit Air deliver rice to shortage-hit Humla villages, by Chhapal Lama (kp 27/11/2021)

‘Development sector complements the government by working in line with its policies’, interview with Sushil Koirala, chairperson of Association of International NGOs (AIN) (nlt 16/11/2021)

New policy allows social organisations to divert up to 15 percent budget to disaster response, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/08/2021)

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

International community comes forward to help Nepal fight COVID-19 pandemic (kh 20/06/2021)

Tamu Society UK provides Rs 1.125 million in aid of COVID-19 patients (kh 11/06/2021)

Chancen Building in Nepal provides medical aid worth Rs 500,000 to Changunarayan Hospital (rep 09/06/2021)

SOS Nepal adopting 500 children whose parents died of COVId-19, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 04/06/2021)

Provisions for grants to welfare organisations (ht 26/05/2021)

Social organisations support with food, medical supplies (ht 26/05/2021)

Domestic and international non-governmental organisations required to divert 5-20 percent of budget to fight Covid-19 : Such funds can be used to procure medical supplies and equipment, distribute relief and run small construction projects targeting employment for migrant workers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/5/2021), Organisations asked to divert some funds to fight pandemic : The government has asked domestic and international relief organisations to divert 5 to 20 percent resources for pandemic relief depending on the size of their budget, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/05/2021)

Most INGOs in Nepal yet to work in areas beyond Kathmandu Valley (rep 18/04/2021)

Nearly two dozen foreign organisations leaving Nepal : Many of them are leaving Nepal citing funding crunch with some awaiting completion of post-earthquake recovery tasks, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/04/2021)

Foreign organisations face funding crunch due to Covid-19 : The budget approval for the first eight months of this fiscal year stands at just  Rs3.5 billion against Rs12.19 billion during the same period last fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/04/2021)

Council to monitor all projects run by Nepali non-governmental bodies (kp 13/03/2021)

New KMC law to regulate NGOs (ht 06/03/2021)

cid attack survivor Muskan Khatun wins 2021 International Women of Courage Award (rep 05/03/2021)

Sapana Rokka Magar faces harassment; police working to arrest the accused (rep 15/02/2021)

Social Welfare Council’s role in partner organisation selection may invite conflict of interest, organisations say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/12/2020)

New eyes and ears : There is much to do  before Nepali society  appreciates the likes of Sapana Roka Magar, by Pramod Mishra (kp 03/12/2020)

582 helpless people rescued from street in Chitwan (kh 30/11/2020)

Nepal’s Sapana Roka Magar among BBC’s 100 inspiring women (rep 24/11/2020)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City to remove free food distribution from Khula Manch : Voluntary organisations who have been distributing food wonder how they  will now feed the hungry and want an alternative location, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/11/2020) [This shows all the irresponsibility of incompetent government and administration, that are only interested in personal power struggles and are completely indifferent to the people and the country!], KMC bars people from serving meals to needy (ht 04/11/2020), Thank you for saving Kathmandu’s honor by feeding people: NC leader Thapa (kh 04/11/2020), Good Samaritans continue to feed poor people at Khula Manch (ht 04/11/2020), Mayor Shakya berates volunteers for distributing ‘unhygienic meals’ : Volunteers say mayor’s remark is baseless; rights activists call city’s ban on food distribution against people’s right to life, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/11/2020)

After government refusal, some foreign non-profits start diverting fund from cash distribution plan : As much as $3 million was supposed to  be spent in cash distribution, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/11/2020)

Social Welfare Council, non-profits seek profit regime : The objective is to ensure that non-profits sustain themselves as social enterprises  and don’t depend on donors to fund their programmes, they say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/10/2020)

Social Welfare Council to stop evaluating projects run by non-profits : The move is aimed at avoiding potential conflict of  interest, officials at the council say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/09/2020)

SWC asked to nullify inactive NGOs (ht 30/09/2020)

Social Welfare Council to introduce anti-money laundering directive for non-profit organisations : Financial Action Task Force, a global rules setting agency, rates the non-profit sector as vulnerable to money laundering and terrorist financing, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/09/2020)

International nonprofits cut aid pledge to Nepal amid Covid-19 pandemic: They have committed Rs 21.62 billion for the new fiscal compared to Rs 24.79 billion in the previous, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/07/2020)

INGOs mobilizing a total of Rs 93.61 billion for their projects (rep 02/07/2020)

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

Volunteers delivering fresh vegetables to people's homes at farm price: Locals said the social work being done by the youths had provided them much relief, by Durgalal KC (kp 29/04/2020)

International NGOs likely to slash funds for Nepal as pandemic affects developed world, stakeholders say: The country has received Rs12 billion as of the third quarter of this fiscal year, according to Social Welfare Council, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/04/2020)

Activists running food distribution campaign in Valley amid lockdown (rep 27/04/2020)

In this together: Volunteers and staff of local community-based organisations will be the key to halting the spread of this pandemic, by Jagan Chapagain (kp 26/04/2020)

Instead of letting veggies rot, this trader is delivering it to the needy for free, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/04/2020)

Red Cross Movement to back Nepal in crisis (ht 25/04/2020)

One Heart Worldwide provides health equipment to Udayapur district (rep 24/04/2020)

Helping the helpless during lockdown: Small-scale relief efforts in Nepal target the neediest during the COVID-19 crisis, by Marty Logan (nt 24/04/2020)

200 people are fed for free everyday at Bauddha, by Dukpa Lama (rep 22/04/2020))

Government allows foreign NGOs to divert 20 percent of their project budget in Covid 19 preparedness and response: The Association of International NGOs says it had requested the government to allow more flexible spending due to the severity of the crisis, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/04/2020), 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)

Kantipur Media Group halts fundraising drive after government decision to channel all funds through the state: Following the government's decision, all donations are being returned to their contributors, said the media group management (kp 25/03/2020) [???]

Peace Corps temporarily evacuates volunteers (ht 21/03/2020)

Council instructs nonprofits to report financial details through software: Representatives of non-government organisations say they welcome the Social Welfare Council’s move so long as it is not aimed at controlling them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/03/2020)

Int’l NGOs aid disbursement to Nepal almost doubled last fiscal: The amount was nearly double of what they spent in the previous fiscal year, a Finance Ministry report shows, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/03/2020)

Social Welfare Council to develop indicators to scrutinise NGOs’ funds: The proposed measure is aimed at complying with anti-money laundering and terrorism financing standards set by the Financial Action Task Force, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/02/2020)

Social Welfare Council powerless in controlling high administrative cost of foreign NGOs: The administrative costs were as high as 65 percent in some projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/01/2020)

New policy for foreign non-governmental organisations aims to address concerns raised by India and China: The policy will discourage organisations from running programmes that can hamper Nepal’s relations with neighbouring countries, Social Welfare Council officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2020)

NGOs rush to Social Welfare Council after district offices refuse to renew registration: While government agencies say they want to check unethical activities, social organisations see it as a bid to control them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/12/2019)

Social Welfare Council tightens noose on local NGOs: Officials say the new provisions are aimed at discouraging local groups from engaging in activities related to religious conversion and inviting social disharmony, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/12/2019)

With new legislation in the works, Nepal’s civil society organisations fear tighter control: The KP Sharma Oli administration has been repeatedly criticised by national and international rights bodies for trying to curb dissent through laws and policies, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 23/11/2019)

Provinces set to finally get a role in regulating national and foreign non-government organisations: Social Welfare Council has drafted a coordination mechanism policy among the three tiers of the government, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/11/2019)

Non-government organisations concerned over a new law to regulate them: The move to authorise Home Ministry to draft the law could be part of the bid to introduce stringent provisions, groupings of social organisations say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2019)

Bill Gates Foundation-supported nutrition project to kick off today (rep 01/11/2019)

Lower-income group benefits from clothing banks in Birgunj: The service has been set up by three different social organisations in the city, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/09/2019)

German NGOs keen about extending support to technical education in Nepal (kp 14/09/2019)

Administrative costs of international NGOs cross the threshold set by Social Welfare Council: As foreign organisations find it challenging to keep admin cost below 20 percent, there is no legal provision to penalise them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/09/2019)

More than half of Nepal’s total NGOs are in Province 3—and most of them are in the Capital: There are concerns whether Kathmandu-based non-government organisations are properly implementing programmes in targeted areas, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/08/2019)

32 INGOs wind up Nepal operations: Social Welfare: Council; Drop in availability of funds and departure of organisations that entered Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes have been considered as major reasons, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/08/2019)

New policy aims to bar foreign NGOs from financing religious and political institutions: The decision was taken to discourage religious conversion which could harm religious harmony, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/06/2019)

NGOs filling gaps left by govt in post-tornado reconstruction (rep 01/06/2019)

Govt to regulate NGOs, says Baskota (ht 06/05/2019)

NGOs-turned microfinance asked to deposit fund into state coffers: Auditor general’s report says Rs 1.36 billion has not come to the national treasury, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/04/2019)

Authority to register, monitor I/NGOs’ activities proposed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/04/2019)

Foreign NGOs are receiving more funds than they show to authorities: Officials attribute the trend to non-implementation of policies, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/04/2019)

Rai woman educating Chepang children in Chitwan, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 30/01/2019)

Tourism board to scrap deal with Michael Kobold if fire trucks don’t arrive by March: In private emails raising funds for the fire truck expedition, the German watchmaker admitted that the project was a commercial venture, not a charity as he’s been advertising to the Nepali people, by Tsering D Gurung and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 10/01/2019), Pattern of immigration fraud and employee abuse / Using two passports, Michael Kobold evaded Nepali visa regulations, by Tsering D Gurung and Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 11/01/2019)

Commission suggests central govt oversee INGOs (kp 06/01/2019), Federal govt must oversee INGOs (rep 07/01/2019)

Integrity policy gathers dust at PM’s Office, by Anil Giri (kp 26/12/2018)

Sweeping (away) generalisations: The mindset that looks upon all NGOs with suspicion must be challenged, by Dipendra KC (kp 27/12/2018)

Group wants INGOs denied funds meant for Nepal: NGO Federation says global organisations spend much of the funds on administrative purposes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/12/2018)

Government vows to address NGOs’ concern on registration, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/11/2018)

NGOs resist pressure to register at local level, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2018)

SWC fails to monitor I/NGOs, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 27/11/2018)

Man establishes health center in remote village in memory of late sister, by Sher Bahadur Jero (rep 29/10/2018)

Billionaire builds power plant in Rukum village, by Hari Gautam (kp 26/10/2018)

Talks further delay integrity policy draft: An official working on the draft proposal says, we shall revise the draft after we discuss withthem. We are not sure when we would receive the final approval from the political leaders  (kp 12/10/2018)

Minister tells NGO to remove Bible verse from hospital, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 28/09/2018)

Following criticism, govt softens approach to I/NGOs (rep 05/09/2018) [Experience shows that such a declaration of readiness for dialogue does not mean anything in Nepal. Especially the conditions for the national NGOs have to be normalized immediately!]

NGO funds outweigh grants to government, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/08/2018)

I/NGO funding scrutiny on anvil, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/08/2018)

Activist honoured for helping cause of landless Dalits (kp 16/08/2018)

Centre to limit number of foreign volunteers: According to the ministry, foreign volunteers in the country are lending their expertise in the fields, such as occupational therapy, youth activity programmes (kp 13/08/2018)

National integrity policy: Centre mulls review after flak; NGOs and INGOs seek amendments to some articles of the draft policy (kp 10/08/2018)

709 foreign volunteers in Valley: Almost half of foreign workers currently in Nepal are based in three districts of Kathmandu Valley (kp 05/08/2018)

Three groups educate 440 illiterate women in Palata, by Tularam Pandey (kp 04/08/2018)

Chinese organisations: 26 NGOs set to make forays into Nepal, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 31/07/2018), 30 Chinese NGOs all set to work in Nepal, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 31/07/2018)

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

UN rapporteurs question intent of Integrity Policy: In doubt: Reporting requirements; restriction of scope of activities; and access to funding, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/07/2018), PM vents ire on foreign missions, I/NGOs for ‘unwarranted interest’ in Integrity Policy (rep 27/07/2018) [They have no right to a say and shall simply pay to the authoritarian government!]

Drolma donates Rs 10m to replace tuin crossings (kp 20/07/2018)

Volunteerism for development: Nepal can do more to expand volunteerism across its boundaries and mobilize youths for wellbeing of needy people, by Simone Galimberti (rep 14/07/2018)

Foreign volunteers’ regulation due in a month; The working procedure would determine the areas where Nepal would accept volunteers: Officials, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/07/2018)

Foreign minister says govt has no intention to discourage I/NGOs (rep 11/07/2018)

NGOs in Rasuwa ignore registration renewal, by Himnath Devkota (rep 01/07/2018)

INGOs spending Rs 25b annually outside the govt’s treasury (rep 01/07/2018)

Danuwar wins top US honour: The US Embassy recognises Sunita Danuwar for her services to survivors and communities at risk across Nepal (kp 30/06/2018)

Taxation in INGOs: What's the confusion?, by Yugadi Luitel (ht 26/06/2018)

PM-led body sought to regulate I/NGOs: Govt yet to respond to stakeholders’ suggestion, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/06/2018), ‘Halt moves against civil bodies’ (kp 23/06/2018) [see statement by CIVICUS], Drop restrictive policy on NGOs, says CIVICUS (ht 23/06/2018)

Our foreign fixation, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 22/06/2018)

Ministry retracts decision on NGOs (kp 19/06/2019)

INGOs are here to complement the government, not to challenge it, interview with Shibesh Chandra Regmi, chairperson of the Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN) (kp 18/06/2018)

Communist government moves to curtail civil liberties: Two new policies look set to curb dissent, by Supriya Manandhar (The Record 15/06/2018), Home minister seeks  recommendations from NGO Federation (kp 15/06/2018), NGOs threaten nationwide protests (rep 15/06/2018), DAOs told to seek property details of I/NGO officials (ht 15/06/2018), I/NGOs decry government’s decision (ht 16/06/2018), ‘I/NGO officials not bound to make their asset details public’ (ht 17/06/2018), Retired civil servants barred from working for I/NGOs (rep 18/06/2018)

Wilful amnesia: Current govt must not forget that it was I/NGOs that prodded the Nepali govt to remember its responsibilities, by Deepak Thapa (kp 14/06/2018)

Govt outlines measures to monitor I/NGOs: Kathmandu District Administration Office notifies organisations to comply with a number of new rules (kp 14/06/2018), Govt requires I/NGOs to submit employees’ property details: INGOs federation might move the courts, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 14/06/2018)

War of narrative: Monitoring is important but govt should not view all I/NGOs as competitors to the state (kp 11/06/2018)

Cabinet to receive Integrity Policy within a week: PMO (kp 08/06/2018), Home Ministry to monitor activities of I/NGOs (kp 08/06/2018), Govt preparing to tighten monitoring and regulation of unruly I/NGOs (ht 09/06/2018), Motive questioned as govt gears up to monitor I/NGO operations, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/06/2018)

German couple donates equipment to Tilganga hospital (ht 25/05/2018)

The crow and the scarecrow: The government’s new guidelines for dealings between Nepalis and foreign donors raises hackles, by Om Astha Rai (nt 18/05/2018), Nepal wants funds, but on her own terms, by Olav Myrholt (nt 18/05/2018). 51 projects flout rules: New study: NGO FEG Nepal exposes lawmakers’ violations (kp 20/05/2018)

Integrity Policy draft to be amended: Govt solicits suggestions from stakeholders including organisations (kp 07/05/2018)

Whose integrity is it anyway? The government must lay to rest speculations that surround the introduction of the National Integrity Policy to limit INGOs, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 24/04/2018), Integrity check: Prime Minister Oli is famous for cracking jokes. Hopefully, a proposed draft of national integrity won’t remain just a joke, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 24/03/2018)

Ten by Three to launch plan to support women: the organisation would be supporting economically poor women to start businesses besides supporting them in the supply chain to ensure sustainable income generation (kp 21/04/2018)

Germans extend help to develop infrastructure (ht 20/04/2018)

'Plan Int'l prefers doing soft programs to physical infrastructure', by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/04/2018)

I/NGOs in federal Nepal: Their roles and challenges, by Kapil Joshi (ht 18/04/2018)

Integrity policy draft draws NGOs’ flak, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/04/2018), Bill to bar judiciary, security agencies from taking foreign aid (rep 15/04/2018), ‘I/NGOs should work to meet govt’s objectives’ (kp 16/04/2018), Is something brewing? Oli government should state clearly its position on the proposed policy to control I/NGOs (kp 16/04/2018)

Schoolkids receive educational material (ht 26/03/2018)

Nepal Red Cross bypasses SDC to spend Rs 5 billion, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 12/02/2018)

Successful struggles: They grew up in Maiti Nepal and are now treating patients, prescribing medication and dressing wounds in the emergency ward, by Ramu Sapkota (nt 12/01/2018)

Unbecoming an aid worker: There was much to observe, criticise and complain about in the provision of post-earthquake aid, by Anna S. Gautam (kp 07/01/2018)

Birgunj youths distributing clothes to poor and homeless, by Shankar Acharya (kp 27/12/2017)

Colorado students hike to Mt Everest region offering help to local communities (ht 25/12/2017)

Diamonds in the rough: Volunteerism can be harnessed as a tool that should be  mainstreamed across Nepal’s entire development spectrum, by Simone Galimberti (kp 05/12/2017)

Launch into cyberspace: Access to the internet will make NGOs in Nepal more reliable, faster and efficient, by Samaya Lama (kp 03/12/2017)

NGO federation seeks role in constitution enforcement (kp 09/11/2017)

Quake victims feel cheated with Earth Bag homes, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 10/10/2017)

The NGO debate: Role and contribution, by Manohar Karki (ht 26/09/2017)

SWC probing NGOs for forceful religious conversion, by Chhabi Lal Tiwari (rep 17/09/2017)

Reconstruction by I/NGOs sluggish, by Narahari Sapkota and Devendra Basnet (rep 01/08/2017) [Such statements should not be generalised! In heavly affected districts where government support has not even started after almost two and a half years, there are villages where the reconstruction of houses is almost completed with the help of NGOs and foreign friends!!!]

Houses handed over to quake victims in Lamjung (ht 28/07/2017)

Do donors/INGOs influence policy-making?, by Prakash Timilsina (rep 21/07/2017)

US college students help disabled children (ht 18/07/2017)

INGOs spent Rs 23b in 22 tarai districts in a year, by Prakash Timilsina (rep 18/07/2017)

Dhurmus Suntali Foundation plans another settlement (kp 06/06/2017)

Govt to grant Rs15 million to Pun’s project (kp 02/06/2017)

Yadav directs NGOs not to influence vote (kp 21/04/2017)

Inclusion and equality: Mind shift; Just as donors have pooled their strengths to establish Governance Facility, a similar Facility can be built to support NGOs committed to fight exclusion, by Simone Galimberti (rep 17/04/2017)

I/NGOs told to follow election code (kp 05/04/2017) [Those providing relief to earthquake victims before the elections shall be arrested????], I/NGOs asked to halt work until elections, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 08/04/2017) [Yes, earthquake victims don't need help!?]

Volunteering: Young and helping; Volunteers visit Nepal for many reasons: to get away from a mundane life, to do something good, to get over a break-up, by Sanjeev Dahal (rep 05/04/2017)

Football icon Messi building 14 health centres (kp 25/03/2017), UNICEF hands over football star Messi-funded health post in Gorkha (rep 03/04/2017)

NRA to make NGOs focus on certain areas, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 03/03/2017)

Working together: Partnership among government agencies and the broader society is the way to unleash volunteerism in Nepal, by Simone Galimberti (kp 28/02/2017)

Chaudhary Foundation hands over 166 transitional shelters in Dhading (rep 27/02/2017)

Revisiting the NGO numbers debate: There is nothing ‘overwhelming’ about the increase; if anything, it is a fact to celebrate, not condemn, by Avash Bhandari and Pratyoush Onta (kp 24/02/2017)

NRN in Germany collecting funds to rebuild Nepal (rep 20/02/2017)

PAC begins probe into I/NGOs irregularities (rep 15/02/2017) [I/NGOs are criticised because they do not do what the Nepali state should have done for long???]

I/NGOs told to maintain transparency (kp 03/02/2017)

Various I/NGOs building health posts flouting reconstruction guidelines, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 26/01/2017)

NGO excesses: Instead of working with the government, many of our NGOs are running like parallel governments, by David Kainee (rep 24/01/2017)

Australian artist donates Rs 2m worth of clothes to quake victims (kp 18/01/2017)

King Day and volunteerism: Values espoused by the civil rights leader instil a spirit of service from which a developing nation like Nepal can benefit immensely, by Simone Galimberti (kp 17/01/2017)

Rs 8 million assistance for building two schools: Survivor Nepal and Rajahiti Samaj will oversee con-struction of buildings of two schools in Dolakha and Sindhupalchok (kp 12/01/2017)

Swiss tourists construct school building (ht 08/01/2017)

NRA builds online database to track I/NGO work (rep 04/01/2017) [The NRA should better fulfil its tasks instead of hampering the work of organisations that do what NRA and government should have done for long!]

Int’l community urged to keep away from internal politics (kp 28/12/2016)

Draft bill allows govt to scrap NGO registration, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 22/12/2016)

Youths organise free health camp for malnourished Raku locals (ht 18/12/2016)

Rs 70,635 raised for orphaned children (kp 16/12/2016)

Pushpa Basnet is CNN Superhero: Five past CNN heroes were shortlisted for the CNN Superhero award set up to celebrate 10 years of CNN heroes (kp 13/12/2016)

NRA seeks clarifications from World Vision on three points, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 10/12/2016), DDC seeks answers from INGO on aborted training, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 10/12/2016)

INGOs unable to fund Rs 300,000 quake grants for all, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 10/12/2016)

A nation of volunteers: Structured volunteerism can contribute to nation-building and to the institutionalisation of political gains, by Anoj Chhetri (kp 08/12/2016)

Most I/NGOs behind on monthly reports: NRA (ht 08/12/2016) [Deeds are more important than reports! What are you doing, NRA?]

Red Cross unhappy with govt's NGO policy on reconstruction (rep 07/12/2016)

A service nation: Volunteerism can motivate millions of people to solve the most challenging issues facing their communities, by Martina Voss and Simone Galimberti (kp 06/12/2016)

Let’s take it seriously: Volunteerism can enhance social cohesion by creating a conducive environment for active citizenship, by Simone Galimberti (kp 13/11/2016)

3 Nepali organisations win With and For Girls Award (kp 05/11/2016)

MPs-led panels to oversee I/NGO work in quake areas, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 03/10/2016)

NGOs distributed substandard relief material, says flood victims (ht 01/10/2016)

Red Cross to spend Rs 290m to rebuild Gorkha (kp 21/09/2016)

Development dilemma Karnali lags behind, by Padam Bhandari (ht 14/09/2016)

Misuse of quake donations: Buddhist Janaadhikar officials held, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/09/2016)

‘INGO’s spending aid money recklessly’ (ht 20/08/2016), Tardy I/NGOs draw flak from quake survivors (kp 21/08/2016)

NGOs defaulting on report submission (ht 19/08/2016)

NGOs to come under DDC remit (ht 16/08/2016) [related to Chitwan district]

Tired of seeking funds, Pun offers own land to run innovation hub, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 01/08/2016)

NGOs under scrutiny: Unjustifiable distribution, by Uttam Devkota (ht 06/07/2016)

Local bodies directed to monitor NGO activities: While the govt circular is aimed at the NGOs working in the field of health, it has alarmed the entire sector (kp 30/06/2016)

Donors stop funding orphanage after finding irregularities, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/06/2016)

MoFALD lays down rules for NGO proposals: Tells District Development Committees not to approve plans that promote religion related activities (kp 21/06/2016)

NGOs/INGOs to rebuild schools (ht 11/06/2016)

House panels’ I/NGO-funded programmes draw flak (ht 24/05/2016), MPs lambaste House panel over INGO-funded seminars (rep 24/05/2016)

Code of conduct for NGOs in Gorkha, by Sudip Kaini (kp 22/05/2016)

Quake victims receive corrugated zinc sheets: Nepal GoodWeave Foundation to construct 95 permanent houses (ht 17/05/2016)

NGO/INGO in Kavre fail to meet expectations, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 02/05/2016)

Lions International to build 1,000 houses and 30 schools (ht 27/04/2016)

INGOs pressing govt to change NRA guidelines: INGOs want to work independently, select beneficiaries on their own, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 26/04/2016)

CG Foundation says it built 2,540 shelters, 37 schools (kp 26/04/2016), CF builds 2,540 shelters and 37 schools: Shows interest to partner with National Reconstruction Authority for reconstruction of schools, individual houses (ht 26/04/2016)

NRNA to build 573 houses in Laprak (kp 25/04/2016)

Change of guard rare in NGOs, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 20/04/2016) [This is not different from political parties!!]

MoFALD fiat to ensure transparency of social organisations (ht 20/04/2016)

NRA to allow NGOs in rebuilding homes: Extra rules for mobilisation via one door; 3-side deal for reconstruction, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 11/04/2016)

CF hands over 179 transitional shelters (ht 24/03/2016)

NGO Governance: A Debate, by Prabin Manandhar (sp 18/03/2016)

Broken lines: International response to natural disasters continue to fail to address the needs of affected communities, by Maximillian Morch (rep 07/03/2016)

Some Semblance Of Law, by Shyam K.C. (rn 01/03/2016)

NRA tightens noose around I/NGOs: Nonprofits barred from engaging in reconstruction work without prior approval (rep 29/02/2016) [?? This reminds of the government statements shortly after the earthquakes! The affected people are still waiting in vain!!]

NRA starts drafting INGO Mobilisation Directive (ht 27/02/2016)

82-year-old woman donates Rs 10m to Mustang campus (kp 01/02/2016)

DDC unaware what NGOs did with over 750 million, by Devendra Basnet (rep 27/01/2016)

A warm gesture: Youth-led groups are directing ways to help earthquake victims this winter, by Sarthak Mani Sharma (nt 22/01/2016)

NGO ‘recovers’ loan from relief amount of quake-hit Chepangs, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 21/01/2016), NGO returns relief cash (kp 23/01/2016)

Samaritan’s Purse sends winter relief for quake survivors in northern hilly districts (ht 20/01/2016)

Red Cross to build houses (ht 20/01/2016)

Chaudhary Foundation builds 1,700 transitional shelters (ht 19/01/2016)

Reality check: Donor agencies need to be critical while evaluating whether their funds are being used appropriately, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 12/01/2016)

Healing together: Religious organisations show solidarity with earthquake survivors, by Lucia De Vries (nt 01/01/2016)

NRN investments total Rs29.85b in 9 districts, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 17/10/2015), Prez lauds NRNA quake-relief initiative (kp 17/10/2015), NRNs invest Rs 29.85 billion, create 8,276 jobs (ht 17/10/2015)

Team builds 1,000 shelters in Ramkot (kp 15/10/2015)

INGOs call for revival of reconstruction authority (ht 01/10/2015)

Bonner bauen eine Schule in Nepal (General-Anzeiger Bonn, September/Oktober 2015) [with lots of background information]

Free exchange: National Steering Committee for Volunteerism Nepal should play an active role in making volunteering more professional, by Umesh Raj Regmi and B.K. Shrestha (kp 06/09/2015)

Philanthropist Shrestha donates properties worth Rs 100 million, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 20/08/2015) [on Maiyadevi Shrestha]

Distributing humanitarian aid: Necessity of corruption audit, by Aakriti Rayamajhi (ht 04/08/2015)

Swiss donors help quake-hit families build new houses, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 27/07/2015)

Blazing new trails in the monsoon: Some international mountaineers stayed on in Nepal after their expeditions were cancelled to help with quake relief, by Kunda Dixit (nt 24/07/2015)

I/NGOs offering jobs to tourists face action, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 23/07/2014)

NGO operators held on irregularities charge: Diwakar Subedi and Hari Lamsal have been detained on charge of illegally relocating quake-hit families, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/07/2015)

Massive presence of I/NGOs trigger price hike in Gorkha (rep 29/06/2016)

Businessmen cash in on I/NGO ‘spending spree’: Several I/NGO have leased out many vehicles for upto 3 months as local businessmen buy 150 new vehicles to rent them out, by Sudip Kaini (kp 25/06/2015)

Agro minister miffed over INGOs distributing seeds to farmers: Govt has started to exercise caution in seed distribution after reports of crop failure due to supply of unauthorised seeds (kp 25/06/2015)

‘I/NGOs fail to mend their working style’: Several INGOs, NGOs and UN agencies have been using hotels and private houses for their activities concerning the quake victims, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 24/06/2015)

Ulterior motives: The unregistered INGOs lack accountability and transparency as what they are doing and where are unknown (ht 24/06/2015)

Over 100 new INGOs operating after April 25 quake, aftershocks: Only 14 of them have registered with SWC, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 23/06/2015)

INGOs, show us your numbers, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 15/06/2015)

HAMI: Relief distribution by I/NGOs publicity-oriented (kp 13/06/2015)

British honour for BVS-Nepal co-founder: Wendy Marston came to Nepal in 1978 and since then has dedicated her life to help burn survivors, many of whom are women and children (ht 13/06/2015)

Reimagining civil society: NGOs have helped communities assert their rights but left much to be desired on the responsibility front, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/06/2015)

Deal with govt must for I/NGOs’ involvement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/06/2016)

A question of trust: Like the government, I/NGOs in Nepal too have problems with transparency and accountability, by Anushka Bhattarai (kp 27/05/2015)

Act against I/NGOs involved in political activities: Home ministry, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 22/04/2015)

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

Rein them in: Some NGOs that received funds for development works were instead active in religious conversion and other things that invite social discord, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 11/04/2015)

Felicitating In Style: The TRT Story, by Prem Khatry (rn 10/03/2015)

Shakti Samuha gets French award: The Nepali organisation receives the French Republic Human Rights Award, by Stéphane Huët(nt 06/03/2015)

190 INGOs, over 500 NGOs under CIAA scanner, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 26/02/2015), Restrain I/NGOs (ht 27/02/2015)

The woman who failed retirement: Until 1984, Olga Murray had never heard of Nepal; Now, all her energies are focused on the country, by Weena Pun (kp 21/02/2015)

NGOs acting as financial agents told to upgrade (kp 14/02/2015)

Ghale’s foundation sets up Rs 1b charity (kp 09/01/2015), NRNA prez Ghale launches charity fund (ht 09/01/2015), Shesh Ghale announces Rs 1 billion welfare fund (rep 09/01/2015)

NGOs unhappy with new government guideline (ht 01/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

Social Welfare Council (SWC)

Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN)

The Asia Foundation: Nepal programs

TEWA, an organization that aims to improve the life of rural women

Centre for Community Development & Research (CCODER)

Action Works Nepal

Educate the Children (ETC),a small grassroots NGO

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Nepal

Helene-Lange-Schule, Wiesbaden, Nepal-Projekt

Help Nepal Network

Nepal-Hilfe Aachen

Heidelberg Sustainable Development Abroad (HeiSDA)

Nepal School Projects (NSP)

United Mission to Nepal (UMN)

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