Title: Nepal Report on the Impact of UN
Model Village (Gangkhet VDC) of Dadeldhura District
Abstract: Four major UN organization of Nepal like UNDP,
UNICEF, WFP and UNESCO have been implementing their specific program in
Gangkhet VDC and other external agencies have also working simultaneously for
a holistic development of the VDC. Dadeldhura District Development Committee (DDC)
declared Gangkhet VDC as a “UN Model VDC” in 1999/2000. The agencies have
been promoting wide range of activities including basic health, education,
micro entrepreneurship development, social mobilization, agricultural
development and basic infrastructure development.
This study was conducted on the request made by UNESCO, the
lead agency of the UN collaboration in Gangkhet. The main aim of this study
was to identify of the progress made by the UN agencies in the VDC. The study
assesses impact of the different development activities with reference to the
political commitment and the result. The study made conclusion that the
program made positive changes on social, educational, health, sanitation and
economic status of the people. The project community people now have easy
access to loan and new technologies in the bee keeping and commercial
vegetable farming, seed promotion and hand papermaking.
UN Agencies Collaboration Office, UNESCO/Kathmandu.
November 2003, 115p. Availability : Photocopy