Final Report: Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade Activity.

Project Report | August 31, 2013

USAID, in partnership with Chemonics, launched the comprehensive Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade Activity in December 2010 to strengthen foundations for rapid, sustained, and inclusive economic growth that would lessen pressures that could lead to conflict, reduce poverty, improve livelihoods, and generate revenue.

USAID’s Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade (NEAT) Activity aimed to build capacities within Nepal’s number one industry — agriculture — to reduce poverty and food insecurity, facilitate important regulatory and ad- ministrative reforms to increase revenue generation and trade, improve access to finance, and attract investment. The project also aimed to address deficiencies in the legal framework for businesses and strengthen the platform for trade, with the idea that empowered and efficient economic enterprises and industries drive competitiveness and economic growth.