Publications and multimedia

Selected publications

Documents from closed Rural Health Development Programme

RHDP Annual Report 2010-2011 (PDF, 544.2 kB)

RHDP Annual Report 2011-2012 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

RHDP Phase VI Flyers (PDF, 2.0 MB)

RHDP Phase VII Project Completion Report 2013 (PDF, Number of pages 32, 904.2 kB)

Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Nepal 2013-2017, in Nepali

Swiss Cooperation Strategy of Nepal 2013-2017 (PDF, Number of pages 40, 2.0 MB)

Development Assistance in Action (PDF, 4.1 MB)

RHDP Bulletin July 2012 (in Nepali) (PDF, 4.6 MB)

Story of Changes from Okhaldhunga (PDF, Number of pages 20, 524.8 kB)

Succes stories from Okhaldhunga (in Nepali) (PDF, Number of pages 20, 524.8 kB)

The Effects of Migration from Khotang District to the Gulf and Malaysia (PDF, 2.5 MB)

  • Over the last 10 years, the massive outmigration for foreign employment mostly to the Gulf Cooperation Council States and Malaysia have changed the livelihoods and social structure of rural Nepal. In 2011, 450,000 Nepalis left the country to work abroad, earning 23% of the GDP. The remittance inflows into rural districts dwarf other flows of finance and the absence of men from agricultural and other labour force had severe effects on agricultural production and gender relations. Hence, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Nepal commissioned this study to understand better how development interventions have to adjust to this changed context.
     

Nepal’s Climate Change Policies and Plans: Local Communities’ Perspective (PDF, Number of pages 32, 629.2 kB)

  • Climate change policies in Nepal are being prepared, one after the other, but the analysis indicate that they are not community centric.
     

Forest cover change and tenure: A review of global literature (PDF, Number of pages 61, 601.2 kB)

  • Global literature review of forest tenure and forest cover indicates that local rule making and the compliance of rules matter the most for forest cover change around the globe.
     

Does Tenure Matter? Assessment of Change in Forest Cover in Nepal (PDF, 942.2 kB)

  • Does Tenure Matter? Assessment of Change in Forest Cover in Nepal
    Forest cover change analysis of Melamchi area has fascinating results. Almost 33% forest area has increased in 20 years. Good news.
     

South Asia Forest Tenure Assessment (PDF, 814.7 kB)

  • South Asia Tenure Assessment clearly show that despite some progress, it is long way to go for South Asian Countries to make the forest policy and tenure reform community centric
     

Two decades of community forestry in Nepal - What we have learned? (PDF, Number of pages 100, 2.4 MB)

Asia Brief 02/2011 (PDF, Number of pages 4, 846.2 kB)

Community Empowerment for Health - Rural Health Development Project (PDF, Number of pages 8, 2.0 MB)

Annual Report 2009-10 - Rural Health Development Project (PDF, 664.4 kB)

End of phase report District Roads Support Programme (PDF, Number of pages 16, 1.8 MB)

Uterine Prolapse in Nepal The Rural Health Development Project's Response (PDF, Number of pages 87, 3.5 MB)

Stories of Change - after the study tour (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Asia Brief_Achieving results in fragile context (PDF, Number of pages 4, 846.2 kB)

Community Empowerment for Health - Rural Health Development Project (PDF, Number of pages 8, 2.0 MB)

Sharing experience of phase VI. (PDF, Number of pages 8, 2.0 MB)

Annual Report 2009-10 - Rural Health Development Project (PDF, 664.4 kB)

HMRP, top 10 photo selected in European Forum on Rural Development, Palencia Spain (PDF, 664.4 kB)

End of phase report District Roads Support Programme (PDF, Number of pages 16, 1.8 MB)

Uterine Prolapse in Nepal The Rural Health Development Project's Response (PDF, Number of pages 87, 3.5 MB)

Stories of Change - after the study tour (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Strategies in Nepal's Forest Sector: How can rural communities benefit? (PDF, 553.8 kB)

50 years of Nepal-Swiss Development Partnership 1959 to 2009 (PDF, Number of pages 48, 1.7 MB)

  • Switzerland was one of the first countries to sign a cooperation agreement with Nepal. In the 50 years since, the strategies may have changed, but the goal remains the same, namely working with the Nepali partners to foster conditions that bring about positive change in the lives of men and women of all social groups. Over five decades, the Swiss and its Nepali partners have encountered difficulties, celebrated successes and borne many significant achievements. This is reflected in an ever evolving understanding of the development challenge.
     

Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation (PDF, Number of pages 2, 265.6 kB)