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More equal than others : Nepal is lagging behind on meeting 2030 targets on eliminating hunger and reducing inequality (nt 01/03/2024)

What should Nepal prioritize during the upcoming investment summit? Will the upcoming Investment Summit also be centered on how foreign investments can help achieve the SDGs? What should Nepal do?, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 20/02/2024)

Nepal to present NVR report on SDGS to UN body by July (kh 16/01/2024), Nepal to review SDGs (rep 17/01/2024)

Nepal leapfrogs in Global Hunger Index to 69th position but challenges persist (rep 24/11/2023)

Nepal makes strides in Global Hunger Index while India grapples with greater hunger challenges (rep 13/10/2023), Global index shows ‘moderate level of hunger’ in Nepal. Ranks 69th : Experts say people have started spending less on food as their incomes have stagnated, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/10/2023)

Failing SDGs: A reflection of policy failure, by Sachi Satapathy (ht 09/10/2023)

Nepal’s SDG progress at risk: Stakeholders warn of 60% target shortfall by 2030 (kh 29/09/2023)

Ensure reproductive right : The government’s apathy to providing quality health services puts the achievements thus far at risk (kp 27/09/2023)

Good governance for SDGs : Developed countries must rise to meet their long-term commitments for overseas development assistance, by Bishal Thapa (kp 22/09/2023)

Population and sustainable development : In a space of 30 years, there has been remarkable progress in the health and population sector, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ae 21/09/2023)

SDGs are in dire need of a rescue plan: PM Dahal (kh 19/09/2023)

Ownership Of Sustainable Development, An Singh Bhandari (rn 18/09/2023)

Alarming stats: 34% of women in Nepal in anemia crisis, posing challenges to MDGs (rep 14/09/2023)

Special newborn care unit to be set up in all district hospitals across the country : Study shows neonatal death rate, which is 21 in every 1,000 live births, has not declined in the last five years. Nepal has committed to reduce it to 12 by 2030 to meet the SDGs (kp 29/08/2023)

Nepal is likely to fall behind achieving the targets set in the SDGs in stipulated time (rep 17/08/2023)

UN and Nepal call for renewed action for Sustainable Development Goals :_ The workshop aims to review the status of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress in Nepal and identify priority areas for SDGs acceleration and outline a roadmap for strategic actions (kp 17/08/2023)

NPC Vice-chair Shrestha highlights key priorities of SDG implementation (kh 18/07/2023)

Nepali’s overall health index improves: Report (kh 24/06/2023) [see summary report and key indicators]

Massive health budget cuts loom, all programmes to be affected : This could jeopardise progress achieved from years of investment, warn experts, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/04/2023)

SDG central steering committee meeting underway (rep 07/04/2023)

Renewable Energy and Future of Sustainable Development, by Basu Gautam (rep 29/03/2023)

State of hunger in Nepal, in the world : Though Nepal stands at a moderate level of hunger, countries in South Asia in general face the highest level of hunger and the global hunger situation remains grim, says the 2022 Global Hunger Index (nlt 29/01/2023), Nepal makes progresses in hunger reduction : The country has climbed to the 81st rank in the 2022 hunger index (ht 29/01/2023)

Nepal fails yet again to achieve total literacy target : The Pushpa Kamal Dahal government has renewed the pledge to attain total literacy—by the fiscal year 2023-2024, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/01/2023)

Nepal has made progress in multiple indicators, interview with Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labé, UNDP Resident Representative for Nepal (ae 19/12/2022)

Thousands of 12-23 month olds deprived of vaccines : Experts term the situation ‘alarming’ as it could imperil years of achievements Nepal has made in child health, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/12/2022)

No improvement in neonatal mortality rate in the past six years : Nepal Demographic and Health Survey shows mixed results, but experts say meeting Sustainable Development Goals still a challenge, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/12/2022)

Screening of newborn birth defects to be carried out at 27 hospitals : The Health Ministry says 21 babies born in every 1,000 die within one month of birth in Nepal. The country has to reduce neonatal deaths to 12 by 2030 to meet its SDG target, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/11/2022)

Multidimensional poverty slumped in Nepal before Covid-19, global report says : Earlier, a national report had warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could disrupt the past gains, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/10/2022), Nepal makes big stride in poverty reduction: UNDP (rn 18/10/2022)

Nepal in second position among South Asian nations in Global Hunger Index 2022 (kh 17/10/2022), Nepal on the verge of serious hunger problems : Nutrition scientists say immediate measures of intervention are needed to avoid further deterioration of the situation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/10/2022)

Dhulikhel Municipality submits SDGs report to UN (kh 04/10/2022)

Is FDI really the panacea we seek?, by Prakritee Yonzon (rep 15/09/2022)

Net zero carbon Nepal by 2045 is easier said than done, Prime Minister Deuba says : According to the pre-pandemic estimates, the prime minister said, Nepal would require around $19 billion in financing to achieve the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations (kp 15/09/2022)

Only 17 percent of Nepalis covered by social protection benefit, ILO says : In Asia-Pacific, only 44.1 percent people on average have access to at least one social protection benefit, by Pawan Pandey (kp 01/09/2022)

Social Protection Against Poverty, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 19/08/2022)

Water Management For Sustainable Development, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 11/08/2022)

Nepal struggles with a high adolescent fertility rate (kh 25/06/2022)

Nepal unlikely to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 : Stakeholders identify lack of proper plan of action and localized indicators along with insufficient budget allocation as major stumbling blocks to achieving the goals, by Shrutika Raut and Sakshi Srivastav (nlt 21/06/2022), Eye Care Suffers Workforce Crunch, by Bijay Khatri (rn 23/06/2022)

Two years on, Nepal yet to implement Nairobi ICPD25 commitments (nlt 06/05/2022)

Leaving no one behind : The central promise of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is to ‘leave no one behind’. But with just eight years left to achieve the target and local participation still minimal, is the UN pledge achievable?, by Biswash Chepang (rec 03/06/2022)

'Climate change, inflation pose threat to achieving Sustainable Development Goals' (ht 24/05/2022)

Strengthen Healthcare Financing, by Gauri Pradhan (rn 05/05/2022)

Funds shortage hits plan to expand nutrition rehabilitation centres across the country : Nepal’s Sustainable Development Goals target on nutrition is unlikely to be met, health officials say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2022)

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended, says new UNFPA report : "In 2017, it was estimated that half of the 1.2 million pregnancies in Nepal were unintended and nearly 359,000 ended in abortion.” (nlt 30/03/2022)

Resilient recovery and realization of sustainable development will be distant dream without women's participation: Minister Regmi (rep 17/03/2022)

#BreaktheBias: Sustainable development is not possible without gender equality : The people in power have a very crucial role to play in creating an enabling environment for gender equality and social inclusion, by Rupa Pandey (nlt 08/03/2022)

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)

Strategic planning in place to achieve SDGs: NHRC Member Dr Dhungel (kh 22/02/2022)

Nepal progresses significantly in nutrition of mothers and children at risk: UNICEF. There are many reasons behind this improvement but one of the major reasons is the involvement of more than 50,000 female community health volunteers (nlt 22/01/2022), Pandemic can derail progress made in child nutrition, UNICEF warns : Says Nepal achieved marked progress in reducing child stunting during 2002-2016 (kp 23/01/2022)

SDG training for local governments concludes (ht 17/01/2022)

World Bank report underlines reforms to support fiscal federalism, green growth in Nepal : The report also stresses the importance of strengthening investment processes and fiscal policies for green growth (kp 07/12/2021), WB's Public Expenditure Review report launched (ht 07/12/2021), World Bank’s report underlines reforms to support fiscal federalism, green growth in Nepal : While federalism is helping bring policymaking closer to the people, it has also increased fiscal spending and exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic led to a sharp rise in fiscal deficits and public debt, report finds (nlt 07/12/2021) [see WB report]

UN special envoy in Kathmandu to study food crisis (kh 02/12/2021)

Government indecision delays scrapping of anti-poverty body : Staffers of Poverty Alleviation Fund remain unpaid for four months, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/11/2021)

Progress toward SDGs disappointing (rep 24/09/2021), Leaders blamed for slow progress to achieve SDG 16 (ht 25/09/2021)

Nepal needs annual budget of Rs 2 trillion 25 billion under SDGs (kh 23/09/2021)

Energy for all : To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, it is crucial to enhance energy efficiency and to invest in renewable energy (ht 22/09/2021)

SDG-7 roadmap of Nepal unveiled (ht 21/09/2021)

Nepal faces shortfall of investment worth Rs 558 billion annually to meet targets of the SDGs (rep 08/09/2021)

Reducing Multidimensional Poverty, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 31/08/2021)

Government urged to give high priority to SDGs (kh 29/08/2021)

Leadership urged to change modality to achieve SDGs (ht 25/08/2021)

Identifying the vulnerable: Key to reducing poverty, by Simone Galimberti (ht 25/08/2021)

Nepal’s poverty was reduced to 17.4 percent before pandemic hit the country: NPC (rep 18/08/2021), Pandemic may leave Nepal’s poor more deprived, report says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/08/2021), 17.4% people under poverty line in Nepal: Govt data : Highest in Karnali (39.5%); lowest in Bagmati (7%) (kh 19/08/2021) [see Multidomensional Poverty Index by NPC et al. (report as PDF)], 3.1 Million Nepalis Exit From Poverty In Five Years, by Modnath Dhakal (rn 19/08/2021)

Mission 396: To achieve SDG 3 on good health, by Simone Galimberti (ht 09/08/2021)

Education for Sustainable Development: The right bet for Nepal, by Simone Galimberti (ht 25/05/2021)

Nepal Does Better In Global Hunger Index, by Mukunda Kattel (rn 21/04/2021)

Investing in youth : Big employment generating programs must be carefully evaluated while small innovative pilots should be supported, by Simone Galimberti (rep 28/03/2021) [PM Oli is not interested in such really important things!]

Towards a new social contract: To build better communities, by Simone Galimberti (ht 23/03/2021)

Dip in per capita income challenge to Nepal’s graduation to developing country status, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/03/2021)

Nepal’s progress in industries, infrastructure and start-ups during 2016-2019 unsatisfactory: SDG progress report (rep 08/02/2021)

Eradicating Poverty, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/01/2021)

Incomplete integrated model settlement handed over to impoverished families : The model settlement in Gramthan Rural Municipality, an open defecation-free local  unit in Morang district, does not have any toilets, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 08/11/2020)

Pandemic's Effect On Poverty Eradication, by Aashish Mishra (rn 17/10/2020)

Uncovering poverty amidst the pandemic : Better data required, by Faris Hadad-Zervos (ht 16/10/2020)

Impacts Of COVID-19 On Poverty Alleviation, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 13/10/2020)

Covid-19 leaves devastating impacts on education, jobs and mental well-being of youths: ILO study says that the Covid-19 has disrupted the education of more than 70 per cent of youth, leaving a disproportionate effect on young people, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/08/2020)

Covid-19 taking away Nepal’s achievement in maternal health: Report says 13,189 women delivered babies at hospital prior to the lockdown while the number decreased to 7,165 after the outbreak (kp 13/08/2020), Institutional childbirth reduced by more than half during lockdown in Nepal: Study (rep 13/08/2020) [see article by Ashish KC et al. in Lancet]

Nepal among countries to significantly reduce their multidimensional poverty level: Oxford study (rep 21/07/2020) [see UNDP report]

Why Nepal needs to localize SDGs, by Simone Galimberti (rep 19/07/2020)

Capital budget spending at two-decade low of 40 per cent (ht), Nepal presents its second voluntary national review report on sustainable development (rep 14/07/2020) [see statement]

Financing sustainability through international funds: Nepal needs to explore ways to obtain funds from abroad to close the investment gap, by Anirvan Ghosh Dastodar (kp 03/03/2020)

Mission river conservation: Without a paradigm shift in river conservation, the sustainable development of a nation that is striving to achieve a mid-income status by 2030 might become a far cry, by Rajesh Sada (rep 02/02/2020)

Achieving zero hunger in Nepal: Actions such as revitalising local food systems and transforming nutrition behaviour must be interconnected, by Bandana Shakya (kp 15/01/2020)

Experts stress the need to fill infrastructure investment gap: Government inefficiency and low productivity blamed for the failure to increase capital expenditure, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/01/2020)

Combating hunger: This is no time for complacency for Nepal when we are heading toward 2030, the year to bring hunger to zero level as per the UN Sustainable Development Goal, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 11/12/2019)

Poverty reduction is possible: There are ways to reduce poverty. All that Nepal needs is the political will and commitment to change the lives of the poor, by Balkrishna Subedi (rep 23/11/2019)

Prosperity sharing is necessary to attain equitable growth: Growth-oriented policies, combined with redistributive public measures, can ensure Nepal achieving wealth, by Ram Sharan Mahat (kp 21/11/2019)

Linking CSR with SDGs: Reorient purpose of business, by Ruchi Singh (ht 12/11/2019)

Localizing SDGs: If more distressed countries can work on localizing the SDGs, so can Nepal, by Simone Galimberti (rep 26/10/2019)

Accelerate efforts to meet 2030 goals: UNFPA chief (ht 22/10/2019)

Urgency To Localise SDGs, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 27/07/2019)

Global Action Plan: Roadmap to achieve health goals, by Sharad Onta (ht 22/07/2019)

Nepal calls for renewed commitment to global partnership to achieve SDGs (rep 17/07/2019)

‘Nepal’s progress on ICPD agenda remarkable’ (ht 03/07/2019)

Nepal made good strides in reducing maternal mortality rate over two decades—and then hit a plateau: Experts say addressing barriers to health services is the key to achieving  the 2030 target of bringing the rate down to 70 per 100,000 live births, by Arjun Poudel (kp 30/06/2019), New mothers deprived of state-announced incentive: Lives of many women and their newborns at risk: Health workers, by Chhapal Lama (kp 30/06/2019)

Fighting malnutrition, one bead at a time: The social enterprise SOCHAI was announced the winner of Lead 2030 Challenge for Sustainable Development Goal’s Zero Hunger categorye, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 24/06/2019)

Health for all: Meeting the challenge, by Jhabindra Bhandari (ht 20/06/2019)

Nepal must invest Rs 5.5 bn a day to meet Sustainable Development Goals (ht 14/06/2019)

Nepal will struggle to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and universal health coverage without ensuring quality health care, experts say: Poor care not only jeopardises the health of individuals; it erodes trust and puts the entire health system at risk, the report says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/06/2019)

Sustainable Development And Media, by Prakash Ghimire (rn 18/05/2019)

Health Policy For Better Service, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 28/01/2019)

Who is in charge? Nation-building has never been our national policy, by Andrea Upadhya (kp 01/01/2019)

Change of course: Development must address the pledge to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 20/12/2018)

Local units pledge to Achieve SDGs (kp 19/12/2018)

Cooperatives’ role key to achieving SDGs: Stakeholders (ht 14/12/2018)

Channelising international finance A transparent multi-stakeholder approach is the way forward, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K Thakur (kp 13/11/2018)

Castles in the air: Will Nepal be able to eradicate poverty by 2030 as it has promised?, by Tara Kanel (kp 30/10/2018)

Innovations in social protection: Nepal can devise its own pilot programmes to respond to local situations and needs, by Alok Rajouria (kp 25/10/2018)

Govt must provide 55pc fund to achieve SDGs (ht 25/10/2018)

Global partnership and Nepal: Nexus between development cooperation and sustainable development challenges cannot be ignored anymore, by Tilakman Singh Bhandari (kp 23/10/2018)

Youth leaders seek roles in achieving SDGs (rep 13/10/2018)

'Fulfilling SDG pledge on people with disabilities still a big challenge' (rep 25/09/2018)

Cooperatives’ contribution in achieving SDGs underlined (rep 08/07/2018)

Sustainable or smart cities: Change the discourse, by Dipendra Gautam (ht 02/07/2018)

Building resilience: Finding innovative ways of promoting and protecting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem was an important concern for many development partners, by Somsak Pipoppinyo (rep 25/06/2018)

Banking the unbanked: Ensuring financial inclusion, by Sadichchha Shrestha, Nayan Krishna Joshi and Prabin Dongol (ht 31/05/2018)

Towards a brighter future: A stable government and new players in energy generation could help Nepal meet its SDG target, by Himalayan Bir Shrestha (kp 17/05/2018)

US envoy prods youth to build a better world: US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina Teplitz exhorts youth to mull equitable access to security, figthing extremisim, peace and education (kp 08/05/2018)

Path to a sustainable future: Sustainable rain-water harvesting and waste-water management can alleviate drinking water scarcity, by Tsewang Nuru Sherpa (kp 01/05/2018)

National consultation workshop on development goals concludes (kp 27/04/2018)

Govt looks to FDI to cover budget deficit: The govt does not have  the funds necessary to implement the federal system and achieve development goals (kp 21/04/2018), ‘External finance crucial to achieve SDGs’ (ht 21/04/2018)

Rs 1,770 billion needs to be spent every year to achieve SDGs (ht 01/04/2018)

Let’s have inclusive prosperity: Economic growth only will not reduce the poverty and inequality prevailing in Nepal, by Tara Kanel (kp 11/03/2018)

Nepal needs Rs1,770b annually to meet SDGs: SDGs are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues (kp 19/02/2018)

Meaningful measures: Despite having legal measures that address issues in disability, multidimensional implementation has been lacking, by Obindra B. Chand (kp 18/02/2018)

Policy against poverty: Subsidising essential goods and services frees people to concentrate on their careers, by Sunil Limbu (kp 13/02/2018)

Building a local food regime: With a federal structure, there is a high chance that meaningful interventions could come from the bottom-up, by Man Bahadur BK (kp 13/02/2018)

Toward zero hunger: Achieving zero hunger by 2030 is possible only with collaborative efforts from development partners, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders, by Dhananjay Shah (rep 08/02/2018)

Poverty estimates: Robust methodology needed, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 24/01/2018)

Youths are key to achieving SDGs in Nepal (ht 16/01/2018)

The Age of MPI and SDGs, by Lok Nath Bhusal (rn 06/01/2018)

29 out of 100 people poor: Govt uses Multidimensional Poverty Index to measure national poverty for the first time, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 21/12/2017), Poverty under multi-dimensional index halved in 8 yrs, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 21/12/2017), Targeting the poor: Reasons for poverty differ across provinces and require distinct intervention efforts (kp 22/12/2017)

‘SDGs crucial for rights of disabled’ (kp 19/12/2017)

Strategic cooperation agreement inked to advance SDGs (ht 09/12/2017)

Universal access to electricity: Nepal on track to achieving target by 2030 (kp 25/11/2017)

Measures necessary to achieve SDGs stressed: Private sector representatives pointed to lack of clear  federal policies, adequate infrastructure, policy  consistency and efficient manpower as the main hurdles to attracting private business enterprises (kp 22/11/2017)

Next on the agenda: Vision 1.0 was about rights, Vision 2.0 is about an inclusive and prosperous society, by Bhoj Raj Paudel (kp 30/10/2017)

Against poverty: Successive governments have been less and less accountable and more and more extractive, hampering poverty reduction, by Siromani Dhungana (rep 17/10/2017), Close to 400k people ‘below poverty line’ (kp 18/10/2017), 71pc of Bajura households below poverty line: Survey; Out of the 21,711  households in the district, 13,619 have been classified as ‘poor’ and 6,393 ‘extreme poor’ within that group (kp 18/10/2017), Multidimensional poverty index in Dec: The MPI captures severe deprivations that each person faces with respect to education, health and living standards (kp 18/10/2017), Far from over: Combating poverty with greater  determination should be a national priority (kp 20/10/2017)

Diaspora to play vital role to achieve 2030 goals (ht 15/10/2017)

Nepal tops South Asia in reducing hunger (kp 14/10/2017)

Youth participation key to attaining SDGs: Experts (kp 08/10/2017)

Yeti imprints SDG logo on its aircraft (kp 26/09/2017), With Yeti Airlines, global goals fly high (ht 26/09/2017)

Making strides: Perhaps the SDG aim to end poverty by 2030 is unattainable, but great strides can still be made toward poverty reduction, by Pratistha Koirala (kp 24/09/2017)

Nepal And Development Perspective, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 21/09/2017)

Democracy & Sustainable Development Goals, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 16/09/2017)

Forests fuelling progress: Community forestry could significantly  contribute to the achievement of SDGs, by Aditya Acharya (kp 12/09/2017)

That’s not enough: Nepal needs to overhaul its development approach if it really wants to end poverty by 2030, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 25/08/2017)

SDG 17 : Partnerships to transform Nepal; Only by working together can we achieve a sustainable future with peace and prosperity for all, by Megh Ale (kp 22/08/2017)

SDG 16 : If you want peace, work for justice: Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law, we cannot hope for sustainable development, by Surya Dhungel (kp 15/08/2017)

Promoting green finance: Sustainable development, by Bhubanesh Pant (ht 15/08/2017)

SDG 15 : Conserving terrestrial ecosystems; Our presence affects the ecosystems we are a part of; we can either make choices that promote biodiversity or devalue it, by Kishore Thapa (kp 08/08/2017)

NPC calls on local bodies to own SDGs (kp 02/08/2017)

SDG 14 : No water, no life; We are affected by the health of our oceans, seas and rivers even if we live in a landlocked country, by Samriddhi Rai (kp 01/08/2017)

Invest in youths to reap benefit from demographic dividend: UN, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 31/07/2017) [see UNFPA-Nepal report], Demographic dividend: Today’s youngsters can turn into assets, or liabilities depending on country’s policies (kp 01/08/2017)

SDG 13 : The cost of inaction; Nepal’s priority at this stage should be adaptation measures to deal with climate change impacts, by Dinesh Raj Bhuju (kp 25/07/2017)

Nepal Presented Voluntary National Review (sp 18/07/2017), Sustainable Development: Nepal presents nat’l review on 2030 Agenda (kp 19/07/2017) [see report], Nepal presents national review report on 2030 Agenda on SDG (ht 19/07/2017)

SDG 12 : At every level we are responsible; Goals related to poverty alleviation, health and food security are closely connected to consumer rights, by Jyoti Baniya (kp 18/07/2017)

UNDP, CF partner to advance SDGs in Nepal (ht 15/07/2017)

SDG 11 : Cities for all; We should harness the transformational power of urbanisation for sustainable development, by Lajana Manandhar (kp 11/07/2017)

Nepal ranks 3rd in South Asian Sustainable Development Goals index (kp 08/07/2017)

SDG 10 : Double marginalisation; Mainstreaming Dalit women requires us to localise the SDGs and adapt them to reflect Nepal’s societal structures, by Durga Sob (kp 04/07/2017)

SDG 9 : Innovation for development; Besides building basic infrastructure, Nepal should invest in nurturing the talents of its people, by Mahabir Pun (kp 27/06/2017)

The NAP for the Future, by Batu Uprety (sp 23/06/2017)

SDG 8 : The new workforce; Transforming the economy in a way that increases the number of quality jobs is essential for sustainable development, by Bhawani Rana (kp 20/06/2017)

SDG 7 : Time to branch out; Nepal must aspire for energy sovereignty and depart from the current commercial energy situation, by Indira Shakya (kp 13/06/2017)

SDG 6 : The stuff of life; It is critical to address water pollution issues to achieve national health goals, by Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire (kp 06/06/2017)

SDG 5 : Fast and faster; Sports can be a great medium to achieve gender equality, by Mira Rai (kp 30/05/2017)

Financing gap a threat to SDGs: Industry Minister: He emphasised the need to redouble efforts to put development commitments into action (kp 25/05/2017)

SDG 4 : Quality education for all: It is high time we ensured that every child from every community goes to school, by Prabal Gurung (kp 23/05/2017)

UN and Yeti Airlines sign pact to promote SDGs (kp 19/05/2017), Yeti Airlines, United Nations in partnership for advancing SDGs (ht 19/05/2017)

SDG 3 : Good health and well-being; Ensure healthy lives, promote well-being: We all have a right to good health care, but we must alsorecognise our individual responsibility to protect our health , by Manisha Koirala (kp 16/05/2017)

SDG 2 : zero hunger; Together, we can end hunger: Sufficient food is a necessity for the welfare of society and for the progress of the nation, by Basanta Chaudhary (kp 09/05/2017)

Green GDP: Sustainable development, by Surya Bhakta Pokharel and Bishnu Prasad Bhandari (ht 05/05/2017)

SDG 1 : Approaches to poverty reduction: There are no firm guidelines on what exactly must be done to lift people above the poverty line and keep them there, by Sukhdev Shah (kp 02/05/2017)

Annual drive for education begins today; This year’s focus will be on Goal 4 of Sustainable Development Goals which states ‘Ensure Inclusive and Quality Education for all and Promote lifelong learning’ (kp 26/04/2017)

Climate cocktail: Could China be thinking of dovetailing OBOR with the UN’s SDGs in Nepal?, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 31/03/2017)

Nepal could miss 2030 Agenda target on trade (ht 30/03/2017)

2 comittees, 9 groups formed to implement SDGs: One of the primary objectives of SDGs is to end poverty and hunger from the world (kp 24/03/2017), Panels, working groups formed to implement SDGs (rep 25/03/2017)

SDGs and Nepal: Formalities or beyond?, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 26/12/2016)

Crucial role of pvt sector highlighted (ht 14/12/2016)

‘Fighting corruption critical to meeting SDGs’ (kp 10/12/2016)

NPC to finalise 3-year plan within December: The three-year plan has envisaged attaining economic growth of 6.5 percent in the current fiscal year; 7.2 percent in fiscal year 2017-18; and 7.9 percent in 2018-19 (kp 27/11/2016)

Documents / Websites

Fiscal policy for sustainable development _ Nepal - Public expenditure review, by World Bank, 6 December 2021

Nepal Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, by NPC et al., 18 August 2021

Global MPI 2020 – Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs, by UNDP, July 2020

Nepal in Data: Sustainable Development Goals (2018)

Population Situation Analysis of Nepal (With Respect to Sustainable Development), by UNFPA Nepal, July 2017

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