2020 witnessed an unprecedented global crisis and that affected and shaped a significant part of our work at UNDP in Nepal. COVID-19 hit the country in January and it went on to take a huge toll on the country. From agriculture to hydropower, and education to industry, 2020 was by any measure a tough year. Despite all the challenges, and with the generous support of our longstanding partners, UNDP and the Government of Nepal were still able to join hands to help some of the hardest-hit people cope with the crisis. And as the pandemic’s collateral damage became increasingly apparent, UNDP was quick to respond with a comprehensive recovery programme that focused on supporting the most vulnerable people as they sought to recover their livelihoods. UNDP Nepal’s annual report captures our effort in COVID response, promoting inclusive economic growth, democratic governance, green recovery and promoting gender and social inclusion.