German-Nepal Development Cooperation

Nepal is an important partner country of German Development Cooperation. For more than half a century, Germany has been contributing to the improvement of the livelihood of the Nepalese people and has been supporting the political, economic, environmental and social development of the country.

On our website you will find a variety of information about German-Nepal Cooperation. Responsible contact persons at the Embassy are Mrs Claudia Hiepe as Head of Development and Economic Cooperation and Mr Florens Vogt (Deputy Head, Development Cooperation).

Priority areas of German-Nepal Development Cooperation

In accordance with the development strategy of the Government of Nepal, German Development Cooperation aims at contributing to the reduction of poverty focusing on three priority sectors.

Forms of Development Cooperation

Germany and Nepal work together in many ways. Here, you will find further information about German governmental, non-governmental and regional cooperation.

Small-scale projects

In addition to the above mentioned support to Nepal, the German Embassy in Kathmandu financially supports small-scale projects at grassroots level, for which there are no funds available from Nepalese authorities or other donors.


Nepali-German Trade Promotion Programme Concludes

Nepali-German Trade Promotion Programme (TPP) celebrated its achievements on December 19, 2017 amongst the presence of 90 participants representing Nepal’s ministries, private sector associations, thi...

Germany grants EUR 15 Million to build Damauli-Lekhnath transmission line

The Government of Germany has agreed to provide Nepal with an additional development grant of EUR 15 million, which will go towards building 43 Kilometer Damauli-Lekhnath hydro electricity transmissio...

Inauguration Rasuwa

Inauguration of the Rasuwa Disaster Management Warehouse

On 8 September 2017 Ms. Hira Devi Poudel, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Rasuwa and Mr. Florens Benedikt Vogt, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy, jointly inaugurated Dhunche’s ne...

flood 08-2017

German Embassy supports flood-affected communities in Nepal

In August 2017, Nepal and other regions of South Asia faced unusually intense monsoon rain which resulted in devastating floods and landslides in large parts of the country. The situation in the Terai...

NGO coordination meeting 8-2017-1

17th NGO Coordination Meeting at the German Embassy

On 16 August 2017, the German Embassy Kathmandu hosted the 17th NGO coordination meeting. In total participants of 24 organizations were attending the meeting. Firstly, the German Embassy provided upd...

handover checks 08-2017

Handover of checks for seven small-scale projects in 2017

On 10 August 2017, the German Embassy Kathmandu handed over checks summing up to a total budget of about 100.000 € to seven small-scale projects. They are aiming to improve the living conditions of th...

Health Post Bungtang July 2017 -1

Inauguration of the new pre-fabricated Bungtang Health Post and handover of 16 additional health facilities in Nuwakot

On 25 July 2017, Dr. Binod Man Shrestha, Acting Secretary , Ministry of Health (MoH); and Ms. Jacqueline Groth, Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. and Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy, jointly ina...

Second Anniversary of 2015 Earthquake in Nepal - Progress on Reconstruction

Statement by Nepal International Development Partners Group (IDPG) The Nepal International Development Partners Group joins the country in commemorating the victims of the Gorkha Earthquake of 25 Apr...

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BMUB Minister Dr. Hendricks visits Nepal

Federal Minister for Environment Dr. Hendricks met numerous high-ranking representatives from politics and civil society during a four-day visit to Nepal. The focus of the trip was the exchange on for...

Ambassador meets Minister of Health 03-2017

Ambassador Meyer meets Minister for Health and Population of Nepal Thapa

German Ambassador to Nepal, Matthias Meyer, visited the Minister for Health and Population of Nepal, Gagan Kumar Thapa, on March 10, 2017 to discuss the issues of air pollution and recognition of trad...

Marpha 1

Healing Practices in the Himalaya

On 8 and 9 October 2016 an international Symposium with the topic "Healing Practices in the Himalaya" was held in Marpha, Lower Mustang. Among the participants there were Amchis (local healers) from d...

Bilateral Nepal-German Government Negotiations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded

The Government of Nepal and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany have successfully conducted government negotiations on bilateral development cooperation on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Kat...

Visit in Dhading

Foundation Stone Ceremony for a German Vocational Training Center in Jeevanpur, Dhading district

On November 26, 2016, Ambassador Matthias Meyer and the Honorable Minister of Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi have jointly celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for a new vocational training cente...

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Joint visit of the Norwegian and German Ambassadors to Nepal to Semjong VDC

Inauguration of pre-fabricated Semjong health post building and foundation laying of Shanti Primary School on 19 and 20 October 2016 H.E. Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Ambassador of Norway to Nepal and H.E...

Project visits in Jhapa and Ilam, 13 - 15 September 2016

Ambassador Matthias Meyer and Deputy Chief of Mission Jacqueline Groth visited several projects in Eastern Nepal between 13 and 15 September 2016.

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Bhutanese Beldangi refugee camp

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Ghorka Tea Estate

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

Blood Bank Red Cross

town hall of Ilam

town hall of Ilam

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

Social Health Security Committee

health post Dhading 2016

Inauguration and handover of health posts in Dhading district

12 July 2016: Ms. Jacqueline Groth, Deputy Chief of Mission and Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy, and Mr. Bishwa Prakash Subedi, Chief District Officer of Dhading, jointly inaugur...

Trishuli Hospital Inauguration 2016

Trishuli District Hospital – Pre Fabricated Structure inaugurated

On 20 June 2016 Ambassador Meyer and Officiating Secretary of Ministry of Health, Dr. Padam Bahadur Chand have officially inaugurated the Trishuli District Hospital-Pre Fabricated Structure.

Regierungskonsultationen EZ 2016

Bilateral governmental consultations with Nepal successfully completed

Bilateral governmental consultations on German-Nepal development cooperation took place in Kathmandu on the 2nd and 3rd of June, 2016. The consultations served to discuss current and planned cooperati...

Cooperating for Sustainability

49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank

Hosted by the Federal Republic of Germany

Frankfurt 2-5 May 2016

Conference adolescent health

First National Conference on Adolescent Health and Development in Nepal „my Health. my Rights. our Future“

The Ministry of Health, together with the German Development Cooperation in Nepal (GIZ), is organizing a national conference on adolescent health and development on 2 and 3 May 2016 in Kathmandu. The...

In the Eyes of the Good

In the Eyes of the Good

On Friday, 29th April 2016, the German Embassy and the organization Pro Public jointly organized the event “Supporting Nepal’s Peace Process with Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Dialogue”. Th...

Recovery programme Bhaktapur

Launch of German Development Cooperation Recovery Programme Bhaktapur

On 8 April, Ambassador Meyer – together with Member of Parliament Narayan Man Bijukchhen,  Mr. Gopi Khanal, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development and the CEO of the ...

Besuch des AWZ

Visit of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament in Nepal

From 22nd to 26th of March 2016 a delegation of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development led by the chairperson of the committee, Mrs. Dagmar Wöhrl (CSU), visited Nepal.

German-Nepal Development Cooperation

The presentation provides you with comprehensive information on German-Nepal Development Cooperation.

Plastic Bag Free German Development Cooperation in Nepal

As a way of reducing negative environmental impacts, all actors of the German Development Cooperation (GDC) in Nepal announced their commitment towards a ‘plastic bag free zone’. In addition, the staff is encouraged to stop using plastic bags in their daily lives.