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Nepal is a small landlocked country situated between India and China. In recent years, two events have had a major impact on land issues in Nepal. Firstly, the 1996-2006 conflict to overthrow the monarchy and establish a Peoples’ Republic. Amongst other impacts, the war displaced hundreds of thousands of people, resulted in the outmigration of many young people and the country's new governance structure as of 2006, organised into seven provinces under a federalist structure of governance. Secondly, two severe earthquakes in 2015 which killed 8,700 people, injured 25,000, destroyed half a million homes, and left a further 265,000 houses temporarily uninhabitable.
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Land Cover Monitoring System For Nepal Launched

29 April 2022

The Forest Research and Training Centre (FRTC) is pleased to announce the launch of Nepal’s National Land Cover Monitoring System (NLCMS) to mark Earth Day. The system uses cloud computing and artificial intelligence to generate consistent data on how much of a region is covered by forests,…

What’s driving up land prices along the fast track?

16 April 2022

Main photo: A recent Nepal Rastra Bank report suggests that property price in Kathmandu Valley is increasing at the rate of 27.7 percent a year, doubling the real estate value every 3.5 years.  In fact, almost every developing area of Nepal is witnessing this phenomenon. Property-price appreciation…

Razing of Indigenous hamlet highlights Nepal’s conservation challenge

7 April 2022

On March 27, Nepali authorities evicted about 100 members of the Indigenous Chepang community living in Chitwan National Park and set fire to their huts. They allege the community members are encroaching on national park land, famous for its rhinos and tigers, and building new settlements despite…

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According to the 2011 national census 5.4 million households in total had no formal documentation for the land they occupy, or no land at all

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New Country Portfolio for Nepal

12 April 2022

The Land Portal published a new country portfolio for Nepal as part of our Country Insights initiative.  The initiative seeks to expand knowledge about how countries govern their land, the challenges they face, and the innovative solutions they find to manage land tenure issues.  Nepal is a…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

-This Event has ended -   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s UN Climate…