World Food Programme - Country Programme Nepal (2013-2017)

Standard Project Report 2016

Nepal is on track to achieve most of its Millennium Development Goal targets by 2015, but it remains one of the world’s poorest and least-developed countries. Political instability, limited economic growth, high prices and natural disasters have resulted in 6.7 million people living below the national poverty line – a quarter of the population. Poverty rates reach 42 percent in the mountains and 37 percent in the mid-western and far-western hills. Country programme 200319 supports the Government in tackling food insecurity, focusing on social safety nets in education, nutrition and productive assets for livelihoods support. WFP will also reinforce the institutions and systems needed for nationally owned food-security solutions. The programme is in line with WFP’s Nepal country strategy (2010–2013), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2013–2017) and the Government’s development plans. It contributes to Millennium Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 and to Strategic Objectives 3, 4 and 5.