The German Government will make available a total amount of EUR 37.2 million for new and ongoing programmes in Nepal for the years 2012 / 2013. This comprises of EUR 14.0 million for Financial Cooperation and EUR 23.2 million for Technical Cooperation projects. This brings the German Development Assistance for Nepal since the beginning of Nepal-German cooperation in 1961 to a total of EUR 1.099 billion.
The two countries have agreed upon priority areas for their development cooperation. These areas reflect Nepal's core problems and its development potential:
- Local self-government and civil society
- Economic development and trade
- Renewable energies and energy efficiency
In addition to these priority areas, German development cooperation is also being used to provide broad-ranging support for Nepal's difficult peace process. These measures include advising and supporting the Peace Secretariat, the Nepal Peace Trust Fund and the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction. Other projects focus on the reintegration of ex-combatants and internally displaced persons and on conflict management.
In order to help the country deal with the food crisis, the German government is also engaged in the field of food security.
In addition to Germany's implementing organisations of official development cooperation, there are also many German non-governmental organisations that are actively engaged in Nepal.