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Completed Programmes

Grassroots and Policy Linkage on WTO Issues (GRAPOL)

GRAPOL was implemented from November 2005 to December 2008. The project was designed to create a linkage between grassroots and policy level, particularly for enabling stakeholders at both levels to take proactive measures to minimise the risks and reap the benefits from Nepal\'s membership to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The goal of the project was to ensure that stakeholders at the grassroots level raise their voices on WTO issues and policymakers and planners take into consideration their concerns while formulating policy documents and legislation. Awareness Raising, Capacity Building, Networking and Media and Policy Advocacy were the major focus areas of the project. The project was supported by MS Nepal, Danish Association for International Cooperation, Kathmandu.