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UK Agencies

This page provides links to the official websites and brief writeups on the representative offices of the British government, British government aid, the British overseas volunteering agency and the British organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.


British EmbassyThe British Embassy Nepal represents the British government in its relations with the Nepalese government and the people of Nepal.

The embassy develops Britain’s relationship with Nepal as part of the British government’s wider role overseas of working for British interests, including those of individual British citizens and organisations. The British Embassy is located at Lainchaur, Kathmandu.

Note that British visas and passports in Nepal are now dealt with by VSF Global, whose office is in Naxal, Kathmandu

The Department for International Development (DFID)The Department for International Development (DFID) is the British government’s aid agency. It works in Nepal to improve efforts to reduce political instability, boost economic growth and economic inclusion, provide basic services and increase resilience to natural disasters. DFID Nepal is based at Ekantakuna, Lalitpur.

The DFID Nepal operational plan 2013 explains DFID’s current strategy for working in Nepal.

DFID’s Development Tracker gives summary of current support to Nepal.

British CouncilThe British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.

The British Council has been working in Nepal since 1959, starting with a library at Kantipath. It now offer services in six cities in Nepal and employ more than 30 staff members. The office and learning centre is located in Lainchaur, Kathmandu.

VSOVSO is the world’s leading independent, international development organisation that works through international volunteer professionals. Drawn from many countries and all walks of life, VSO volunteers give their expertise, their time and their passion. Volunteers share their skills within carefully selected partner organisations, ranging from grassroots groups to government ministries. It is a powerful, cost-effective way to create lasting results.

VSO has worked in Nepal since 1964, initially addressing the need to deliver key services in remote districts. At present, VSO Nepal's work in Nepal focuses on addressing the root causes of multi-dimensional poverty. In Nepal, VSO implements comprehensive and holistic strategies either through their own, or joint, programming with other development partners. VSO strategies work across a range of basic needs in order to create sustainable change.

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