UNDAF DISTRICT PROFILES (select a District by clicking on the map)

UN RCHCO has prepared UNDAF District Profiles for 23 districts identified as lowest performing on development in the Nepal Country Analysis 2011. People from these districts are among the vulnerable groups whose status will be monitored to assess the impact of the UNDAF 2013-17. The District Profiles provide detailed background information on health services, education, food security, agriculture, employment, gender and social inclusion and other UNDAF areas at local level and can serve as a reference guide to information sources and contact persons relevant to the district.


District Overview

Demographic information about the district and snapshot of a typical household
Accessibility and transportation options
Electricity, media and telephony connectivity
Foreign aid commitment for the district


Rule of Law and Protection

Composition of security institutions, available crime records
Formal justice institutions: status, case load
Informal justice mechanisms
Child protection status


Employment, Migration and Social Protection

Occupations and employment figures, where available
Migration patterns
Social protection beneficiaries
Financial services and cooperatives

Note: Data on emlpoyment, migration (by both land and air), financial access and remittance utilization are in most cases not available from local or central institutions, therefore a comparative summary across districts is not possible at present.


Nutrition-related measures of health for children under five and women of reproductive age

Note: Nutritional status data are not available in disaggregated form. GoN data are reported annually from growth monitoring at facilities which achieves on average 39% coverage of children under five years old. Household survey data are collected once in five years and disaggregated by eco-zone, but not by district.


Post-conflict structures and conflict related figures
Voter registration status
Elections to Constituent Assembly (2008) results
Government budget, local bodies governance performance


Equity and Social Inclusion

Figures on the status of women and select groups
Common discrimination practices against women and girls, efforts to address these
Common caste-based discrimination practices, efforts to address these
Child and bonded labor status

Note: Data disaggregated by gender, caste/ethnicity, or religion are in most cases not available from local or central institutions, therefore a comparative summary across districts is not possible at present.


Health facilities and extension programmes
Common health challenges
Measures of maternal and child health, local challenges
HIV, tuberculosis and malaria related information



Literacy and attained education status, by gender
Enrolment, dropout rates, schools status
Opportunities for skill training or higher education



Figures on access to safe drinking water
Figures on access to toilets, Open Defecation Free status


Geography and Humanitarian Situation

Climate and topography details
Vulnerability to particular types of disasters
Local response capacities and coordination mechanisms.

(Disaster impact summary pdf coming soon!)

Agriculture and Food Security

Arable and cultivated land, crop production
Food security challenges

(Agriculture and edible food production against requirement summary pdf coming soon!)


Community forestry
Non-timber forest products
Tourism potential


Data sources common to most District Profiles

District Development Committees (DDCs) web pages and contacts, District Profiles by DDC or CBS and Development Plans

District Development Profile of Nepal 2013: A Socio-Economic Development Database of Nepal (next January 2014)

National Population and Housing Census 2011, 2001 (next 2021) | Nepal Human Development Report 2009 (next 2014)

Ministry of Finance, District Aid Profile (next March 2014) | Ministry of Finance, Development Cooperation Report 2011/12 (next 2014)

Nepal DesInventar Database, 1970-2009 | District Disaster Preparedness and Response Plans (ongoing) | Ministry of Environment, Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Nepal 2010

Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) (ongoing) | Transitional Justice Resource Center (TJRC) records | International Alert, Security and Justice in Nepal: District Assessment 2010 (ongoing)

Constituent Assembly of Nepal webpage | Election Commission of Nepal records (next after GoN elections)

Minimum Conditions and Performance Measures Assessment (next 2014 for fiscal year 2011/12)

Ministry of Education, Flash I Report 2011/2012 (next November 2013 for school year 2012/13)

CBS, WFP and World Bank, Poverty incidence at ilaka level, 2003/4

CBS and UNICEF, Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2010 (next 2014) | MoHP and MeasureDHS, Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (next 2015)

Department of Health Services, Annual Report 2011/12 | Department of Health Services, Nepal National TB Programme Annual Report 2010/2011

National Centre for AIDS and STD Control, Mapping and Size Estimation of Most and Risk Population 2011

Department of Water, Sanitation and Sewerage, National Management Information Project (next 2014)

Nepal Food Security Monitoring System NeKSAP (ongoing)

Overviews of Nepal's Regions (2011)

Far-Western Region | Mid-Western Region | Western Region| Central Region| Eastern Region