The first local elections in two decades are just weeks away.
Life expectancy has increased to 69 years and primary school enrollment now exceeds 95 percent.
In just the last five years, mortality among newborns decreased by 36 percent, and mortality of children under age five went down by 28 percent.
Our governments serve as catalysts, and need to continue to collaborate to create the enabling environment in which civil society, business people and the person on the street can thrive, innovate and create a prosperous future.
Nepal was one of the first countries to welcome Peace Corps Volunteers, with the first group arriving in 1962.
Since then, almost 4,000 volunteers have served in Nepal.
Just as bright young Americans make the long journey to live and learn in Nepal, our active educational advising efforts support Nepalis to pursue educational opportunities and professional development in the United States.
These academic experiences have also contributed to the development of research and technical exchanges, such as the exchange between the Pratiman-Neema Memorial Health Institute in Bhairawaha and the University of New Mexico in the United States.
Building on the work of Teach for Nepal–an organisation based on Teach for America–another Youth Council team developed a mentoring program and education fair for students in a remote community who have limited access to information about educational and professional options.
As a result, IT companies started by Nepali Americans wanting to contribute to Nepal’s success now employ hundreds and provide vital IT services to dozens of American companies.