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Nepal is a small landlocked country situated between India and China. In recent years, two events have had a major impact on land issues in Nepal. Firstly, the 1996-2006 conflict to overthrow the monarchy and establish a Peoples’ Republic. Amongst other impacts, the war displaced hundreds of thousands of people, resulted in the outmigration of many young people and the country's new governance structure as of 2006, organised into seven provinces under a federalist structure of governance. Secondly, two severe earthquakes in 2015 which killed 8,700 people, injured 25,000, destroyed half a million homes, and left a further 265,000 houses temporarily uninhabitable.
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Enterprising agriculture in Nepal: Essential yet challenging thanks to sluggish government

3 September 2022

Significant gaps have been seen among production, consumption and livelihood systems in the latest three decades.

Nepal's civic group submits memorandum to claim China-encroached land

20 July 2022

A delegation of Rastriya Ekata Abhiyan, led by its President Binay Yadav, handed over the memo to the Minister on Tuesday in Kathmandu. (Main photo: Sunlight illuminates a part of Kathmandu valley in Nepal. Reuters / Representational image) A civic group in Nepal has submitted a memorandum to…

Working policy for registration of government lands issued

13 July 2022

The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives, and Poverty Alleviation has issued the "Working Policy on Registration, Use, and Leasing of Government Land, 2022" to systematise the record-keeping of government lands. As per the working policy published in the Nepal Gazette last week, the land…



According to the 2011 national census 5.4 million households in total had no formal documentation for the land they occupy, or no land at all

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New Country Portfolio for Nepal

12 April 2022

The Land Portal published a new country portfolio for Nepal as part of our Country Insights initiative.  The initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues.  Nepal is a…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

-This Event has ended -   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s UN Climate…