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Cordaid has been working in Nepal since the 1980s, officially establishing an office in 2009. Working extensively with local partners and networks, Cordaid has built a strong track record of implementing innovative livelihood projects, supporting youths to gain skills and employment, and promoting entrepreneurship in Central and Western Nepal.

We are in the process of phasing out our activities in Nepal. The current programmes will be completed by the end of 2024.


Food systems

We work with smallholder farmers to build their resilience to climate change, improving their productivity and connectivity to markets, facilitating technology transfers, and exploring how digitalisation can work for small landholders.

We provide youth with vocational training and certification, increasing their employability.

We also support entrepreneurs to establish profitable ventures through business development services, linking them to markets, improving their access to finance, and increasing their access to existing resources at local governments.

Gender and inclusivity are prioritised across all our programmes.

Humanitarian assistance
We work with our partners to provide life-saving support in the aftermath of disasters such as floods, landslides, wildfires, and earthquakes.

Our expertise lies in the early phase after a disaster, where we use our knowledge of building sustainable livelihoods and tailor that to livelihood recovery.

Our strong base of partnerships and collaboration with partners, local government and the private sector allowed us to mobilise coordinated response across six districts providing life-saving assistance and emergency medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.


We have programmes in sustainable livelihoods in Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Jumla, Bajhang, Lamjung, and East Rukum districts. Our humanitarian assistance projects are located in Dadeldhura, Dang, Banke and Bardia districts.


United Mission to Nepal (UMN), International Nepal Fellowship (INF), Rural Community Development Center (RCDC), Integrated Self-Help Association for Rural Development (ISARD), National Federation of the Disabled Nepal (NFDN), Multipurpose Development Society (MPDS), Light for the World (LFTW). European Union, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Kerk in Actie (KiA), ACT Alliance, UKAID.