Rural Enterprise Assistance Programme (REAP)

The Rural Enterprise Assistance Programme (REAP) was implemented by IEDI from 2002 to 2008 in seven hilly and mountainous districts (Humla, Jumla, Dolpa, Mugu, Taplejung, Panchthar and Ilam) of Nepal, aimed at developing local capacity with a view to increasing access of rural entrepreneurs to business development services. REAP intended to reduce poverty in these districts, through the promotion and sustainable development of micro and small enterprises. The programme emphasised on increasing benefits to micro and small entrepreneurs by enhancing the capacity of the stakeholders and partners in promoting micro and small enterprises. In its second phase, REAP focused on sub-sector/value-chain development and social inclusion.