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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)

With love from Switzerland, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 27/12/2014)

INGOs face wrath of regulatory bodies (ht 21/12/2014)

Govt told to tighten noose around INGOs ‘Their functioning should be under a single-door module’, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 10/12/2014), Delays in reporting aid details to AMP persist (kp 11/12/2014)

Minting money: Business savvy NGOs routinely inflate performance, by Rajendra Senchurey (rep 10/12/2014)

Govt to make INGOs more accountable, transparent, by Rajan Pokhrel (kp 05/12/2014)

Seven Women bags Ethical Enterprise Award 2014 (ht 21/11/2014)

The reward of giving: “The greatest satisfaction is to see the smile on the faces of children”, by Kunda Dixit (nt 14/11/2014)

Seven primary schools receive educational materials (ht 28/10/2014)

Red Cross in bad books of Social Welfare Council; finds its funds blocked, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 10/10/2014)

AINTGDMCC: For Disaster Management (sp 15/08/2014)

Social welfare act amendment in the offing: INGOs may be required to submit bank account details to NRB, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 11/08/2014)

Sustainable agriculture: INGOs Join Hands (sp 25/07/2014)

Development cooperation policy: New Venture (sp 11/07/2014)

AIN’s new leadership: Challenges Galore (sp 20/06/2014)

Screw-tightening on I/NGO activities soon, by Rajan Pokhrel (kp 18/06/2014)

Govt to bring all INGOs under AMP, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/06/2014)

INGO presence: The  remotest and largest district has just one: Dolpa most neglected when it comes to non-govt organisations (ht 01/06/2014)

Non-government sector praised (ht 12/05/2014)

Steppping in to help: A crowdfunding organisation set up in the US is helping disadvantaged patients in places like Achham get the treatment they cannot afford, by Grace Dobell (kp 03/05/2014)

‘INGOs are finding it difficult to fight war  on disinformation’, interview with Ashutosh Tiwari (ht 27/04/2014)

29 INGOs not in contact with SWC, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 19/04/2014)

Mission not  impossible: Even after 60 years, the United  Mission to Nepal remains a major non-governmental player in Nepal’s development, by Hariz Baraudin (nt 18/04/2014)

How billions spent is million-dollar question: I/NGOs ‘bring’huge amount of money, but have they been able to make impact on target group?, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 27/03/2014)

Not working: My experience is that local people participate in trainings not for knowledge and new skills but to receive daily allowances, by Ganesh Poudel (rep 24/03/2014)

To sir, with love: Binod Shahi’s determination to offer kids in Dolpa access to education has led to the establishment of two schools in the district’s remote reaches, by Prizma Ghimire (kp 15/03/2014)

Officials want regulations to monitor NGO activities, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 14/03/2014), Time to act: The bilateral development partners and I/NGOs should be asked to spend development aid through Finance Ministry, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 17/03/2014)

Chitwan officials ‘fail’ to monitor NGOs’ activities, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 13/02/2014)

25 fellows join Teach for Nepal: To teach in Sindhupalchok schools (kp 12/02/2014), Fresh TFN cohort announced (ht 12/02/2014)

Couple feel blessed with 43 children (ht 10/02/2014)

Bruno’s gang: Bruno Boss has been working to educate children from poor communities in Nepal for a good many years, a cause he says he is committed to for the remainder of his life, by Abhushan Gautam (kp 08/02/2014)

Social Welfare Council (SWC)

Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN)

ICIMOD online library

The Asia Foundation: Nepal programs

Room to Read, Nepal, an intitiative founded by John Wood, former executive at Microsoft

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

List of NGOs and their web sites

List of INGOs and their web sites

Centre for Community Development & Research (CCODER)

Action Works Nepal

Educate the Children (ETC),a small grassroots NGO

Förderkreis Hilfe für Nepal e. V.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Nepal

Helene-Lange-Schule, Wiesbaden, Nepal-Projekt

Help Nepal Network

Kinderhaus Kathmandu

Nepal-Hilfe Aachen

Heidelberg Sustainable Development Abroad (HeiSDA)

Nepal School Projects (NSP)

United Mission to Nepal (UMN)

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