What is UNNATI?

UNNATI- Inclusive Growth Programme in Nepal is funded by the Danish Government with the total budget of DKK 400 million (USD 70 million). It is a five-year project (January 2014-December 2018). The key priority of the programme is to strengthen market-based growth with a focus on reducing poverty and improving living standards. 

UNNATI partners with private and public institutions to support the Government in: 

  • Setting and implementing national objectives
  • Policies and plans
  • Providing the regulatory frameworks
  • Supporting infrastructure development
  • Creating an enabling environment for the private sector to contribute efficiently and effectively to inclusive growth. 

The programme contributes to the national objectives set by the Government of Nepal namely to transform Nepal from the group of the least developed countries to the countries as a "Prosperous, Peaceful and Just Nepal" within a two-decade period.

The overall objective of UNNATI is "Promotion of sustainable, inclusive growth that reduces poverty and raises living standards."

The programme has been designed to address the issues at micro-, meso- and macro-level through three mutually reinforcing components, the programme is focused in seven hill districts in the Eastern Development Region. The three components of the project are:

i) The Value Chain Component

ii) The Infrastructure Component

iii) The Enabling Environment Component