Nepal

Locating Public Finance Dynamics in Education in Nepal

The main objective of this project is to enhance understandings of the causes of corruption within the school education sector in Nepal by analyzing the manner in which differently located social actors interpret meanings and measure moral and legal ... Midterm report 2017: While it will be too early to say definitively about the results in relation to the project objectives and outcomes, this section details the outputs of the various components of the project.

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Science and Power in Participatory Forestry (SCIFOR)

With the purposes of improving forest conservation as well as rural peoples’ livelihoods in less developed countries, local communities are increasingly becoming involved in managing forests. Yet, evidence that these purposes are met is scarce, and ... Project Completion Report: SCIFOR examines the justifications, motivations, and role in practical forest management of scientific forestry principles as it unfolds in educative institutions, bureaucracies, and communities and forests – focusi ...

Transiting to green growth: natural resources in Nepal

In recent years, increasing global concerns for the well-being of the earth’s environmental resources and growing human population has led to the emergence of the concept of the green economy: how can human well-being and environmental resource mana ... First-year report 2016: The aim is to understand the global production network for Nepalese medicinal and aromatic plants, from harvesting sites to end user consumption decisions. Data collection in the 15 district survey and the Tibet border ...

Nepal on the move: Conflict, migration and stability

Migration within Nepal, to India and to join the British army have been practiced for generations. However, flows of migration have intensified during the decade of armed conflict. Migrant destinations such as the Gulf countries, Europe, North Ameri ... Project completion report: The project has contributed substantial new knowledge on a range of migration patterns and practices and their societal implications for the development of Nepalese society. This pertains to both internal migration ...

Building Stronger Universities II – KU

Objective: The overall objective of the partnership programme is to strengthen Kathmandu University's (KU) capacity to carry out quality research and PhD education on major social, economic, and technical aspects of societal development in Ne ...

Do the methods matter? Comparing intra-household versus household level approach to quantifying income in Nepal

Abstract: Lack of studies comparing household’s income at household and intrahousehold level means that there is scant/no evidence on the differences in income estimates when using household and individual as a unit of analysis across dif ...

All-Women vs. Mixed-Gender Community Forest User Groups in Nepal; which model serves womens interests best?

Abstract: Although there are, on paper, 1072 All-Women Community Forest User Groups (AWCFUGs) in Nepal, this concept, and its impact on female empowerment, decision-making, participation and so forth has never been fully explored. Drawing on th ...

Climate Change and Rural Institutions

The research will investigate how district level government, agencies responsible for managing natural resources, agricultural advisory services and farmer organisations in Africa and Asia are responding to climate change. Such "meso-level" organisa ... Project Completion Report: The project had two overall objectives to:

1. Provide national and international decision-makers with evidence-based analyses of the meso-level implications of pro-poor climate change adaptation polic ...

By whose rules, for whose needs? The power of elites, livelihood implications and potential for resistance in two Nepalese community forest user groups

Abstract: The Nepalese community forestry program entitles user groups to autonomously manage their forest within the confines of an officially approved operational plan. While widely considered a conservation success, recent discourses on elit ...

The effect of climate change and climate change policies on high mountain rural livelihoods in Nepal – The case of Kunjo village in Mustang district

Abstract: Multiple studies have shown that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Their vulnerability is due mainly to a high degree of physical exposure, dependency on natural resources, and ...

From the forest to the farm

Abstract: Fodder resources play an essential role in the mixed farming systems of the Middle Hills of Nepal. However different factors have limited farming householders' access to these resources; deforestation, community forestry and out-m ...

Community based forest management in the Himalayas III

This project uses and expands unique time-series data to study household-level climate change adaptation strategies in Nepal. The project is jointly developed and implemented by the Institute of Forestry, the Department of Forest Research and Survey ... Completion Report - Summary: Project results include research and capacity building. Joint research was undertaken in four sites across the physiographic zones of Nepal where forests are managed by local communities. The data collected includ ...

The Role of Operational Plans in shaping Forest Management Practices: Examples from Nepalese Community Forestry

Abstract: The Community Forestry (CF) program in Nepal has long been considered a prime example of forest decentralization among developing countries. However, concerns are raised about the inventory based management regime introduced by the Ne ...

Climate change and rural livelihoods in Nepal

The aim of the project is to investigate consequences of climate change for the livelihoods of rural populations in three areas in Nepal and how people try to adapt to these changes. Emphasis will be on rural people’s own perceptions, experiences an ... Project Completion Report: Climate change is already visible in Nepal in the form of melting snow, more unreliable rain and increasing temperatures. These changes are noticed by local people and are felt through their impacts on crop yields. ...

Performing Criticism. Nepalese Theatre between Art, Development and Politics

Abstract Nepal has experienced fundamental societal changes during the last 30 years following popular protests that in 1990 lead to the replacement of a repressive autocratic government with a parliamentary democracy. The new political system ...

Inequality in the Effectiveness of Climate Change Adaptation – A Case Study of Strategic Local Adaptation in Nepal

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The need for adaptation to climate change impacts has led to an increased focus on strategic adaptation targeted at community level, which has become one of the new drivers for change within the developing sector. Although communi ...

An asset based approach for assessing poverty dynamics, poverty traps, and poverty-environmental relations in Nepal

The project aims at contributing to the understanding of poverty dynamics in developing countries. The project focuses on developing an asset model that identifies types of poor with regard to their expected welfare status. The research is novel, as ... Project completion report: The project aimed to examine economic mobility among Nepalese households - in terms of their value added (or loss) of assets over a period of 10 years (2001-2011). The aim was to identify specific types of poor - th ...

In the Wake of Liberalisation – Ongoing challenges for abortion services in rural Nepal

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Nepal changed its abortion law in 2002 from being highly restrictive to fully liberal. This study aims to explore ongoing challenges for unmarried Nepalese women who wish to utilise their legal right to abortion. Focus ...

Turning REDD in Nepal: Investigating reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in the context of the institutional and social dynamics present in community-based resource management in the Terai

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Recent more participatory approaches towards forest management have championed the ability of community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) to deliver successful and stable outcomes. These approaches challenge the previous c ...