Country Programmes

Disability inclusive development in Nepal

Start DateOngoingEnd Date
25 Feb 202131 Mar 2024
Programme Status
Programme Budget
US$ 670,000
Thematic focus: Access to Health, Disability Policy and/or Law, Inclusive SDGs Planning and Monitoring, Legal Capacity, National development planning and monitoring, OPDs capacity building

Implementing Partners

UN Agencies

  • WHO
  • UN Women
  • UNDP

Government Organizations

  • Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen
  • Leprosy Control and Disability Management Section, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division

Organizations of Persons with Disabilities

  • National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN)

The Programme

The project intends to support the identified priorities for the disability inclusive development in Nepal with the following approach.


Strengthening the policy/planning environment and coordination mechanisms with full and meaningful participation of OPDs, with particular focus on the most marginalized group to advance CRPD implementation;
Strengthening disability assessment and referral and disability support services; and
Building the capacity of policymakers, service providers, OPDs and other relevant stakeholders to support the formulation of disability inclusive planning, implementation, and monitoring of SDGs.
These interventions will build on the progress made from the ongoing programmes on disability, the Aawaaz project and will use the resources to leverage and scale up successful models in two provinces of Nepal namely Sudurpaschim and Karnali province.

Programme Documents