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A unique place


With eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains and located mostly in the Himalayas, much of Nepal is high inaccessible. The mountainous terrain makes farming difficult and access to markets for trade very limiting.

Our Nepal HQ is located in Kathmandu and we work in all seven provinces.

Our work includes significant efforts in agriculture, energy access, climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness. As many communities have needs in some or all of these areas, our projects are often combinations of approaches.

Work in Nepal is carried both as regular Practical Action projects and also through contracts awarded to Practical Action Consulting.


Nepal’s vulnerability to climate change is classified as high, while its readiness to cope is low. A dangerous combination.


The quality of our post-earthquake reconstruction work in Nepal, involving the use of innovative technologies and the strengthening of the supply chain of construction materials, was given an A+ grade by the UK Government’s Department for International Development.

Funding Partners

Funding partners for our work in Nepal include:

  • Jersey Overseas Aid
  • UNEP
  • Z-Zurich Foundation
  • GIZ
  • SDC
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • UNCDF UK Dept. for International Development
  • European Union
  • US Agency for International Development
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Asian Development Bank
  • World Bank
  • Nordic Development Fund


Killer in the Kitchen, Nepal

Improved stoves and smoke hoods are transforming the living conditions of families in poor areas of Nepal. And it’s not just their health that’s better. They have more time and money too.

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Practical Action, Indira House, House No.1114, Panipokhari Hill, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone: +00 977 1 4423 639
+00 977 1 4423 640
Fax: +00 977 1 442 3632
e-mail: [email protected]