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ISET-Nepal was established in 2001 as a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization to study and analyse developmental issues of rapidly changing social and environmental context that demand new insights into the emerging challenges to manage resources for sustainable development.

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Recent Publications

  • Risk Nexus Urgent case for recovery:…

    The Karnali region in Nepal experienced major flooding in August 2014, causing 222 deaths and severely affecting 120,000. While the early warning systems saved many lives, these lives have been irrevocably changed with the widespread loss of livelihoods, property, and critical infrastructure. The challenge now is to prevent such damages and losses from future disasters and develop local resilience. A common misconception is that building resilience is an expensive, resource heavy process. However, critical gaps in the disaster management system can be fixed with inexpensive and simple solutions. This report details what happened during the Karnali floods and key opportunities to build resilience both locally and globally.

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  • Reconstruction, local government…

     

    This is article on reconstruciton, local government and community organizations by a team of ISET-Nepal executive Director Mr, Ajaya Dixit, Senior researcher, Ms. Shuvechha Khadka and NITI Foundation Director, Mr. Mohan Das Manandhar. The article has been published in Kantipur Daily. The link follows:

    http://www.ekantipur.com/kantipur/2072/2/13/full-story/347349.html

    The article is in Nepali language. 

     

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ISET Current Projects

The Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative (AFAI) 2015-06-26

This research on Climate Finance Tracking is being carried out along with OXFAM and CEN (Clean Energy Nepal). ISET-Nepal took lead in the research, CEN taking care of logistics, communication as well as facilitating local level interactions and Oxfam providing financial support. Five climate change projects of Nepal: EbA, NCCSP, MSFP, Hariyo Ban and CFGORRP were selected for the study to track their financial position from national to community level in four districts of Nepal. The study is in line with the climate change policy of the government of Nepal (2011), which stipulates that 80% of the project budget should reach local level benefiting vulnerable people affected by climate change impacts.