Themes

The Swiss Programme is comprised of two inter-related domains of intervention. Within the first one, Switzerland wants to contribute to developing an effective and inclusive Nepali Federal State based on Human Security and the Rule of Law principles; within the second domain Switzerland seeks to contribute to people’s increased well-being and resilience, especially of Disadvantaged Groups, living in rural and small urban centres.

Using this point of departure, the Programme is able to establish a nexus between Nepal’s political and social conflict - the quest for peace and better governance addressed under Domain 1, and it’s social and economic conflict - the quest for equitable development and poverty reduction addressed under Domain 2. It is thus through this linkage that Switzerland envisions widening and securing space for development  and respond to Nepal’s transition in  relevant way.

Agriculture and food security

Rural production and service systems and with special emphasis placed on the sustainable use of natural resources.

Disaster risk reduction, emergency relief and reconstruction

Saving lives and covering the basic needs of victims, and repair damage repaired as quickly as possible.

State and economic reforms

Strengthening the state in serving citizens, democratisation, fair economic and taxation policies, and respect for human rights .