Nepal and ADB
In the Spotlight
Improving basic services in Nepal's small towns is helping women build healthier households, gain skills, and play a more influential role in their families' lives.
Innovative Strategies in Higher Education for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Nepal
The report provides in-depth analysis of the state of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education in Nepal.
Savings and credit cooperatives in rural Nepal are for the first time giving women access to capital to set up small businesses and gain a stronger voice in community affairs.
Preparing Nepal's youth with appropriate education and skills to meet emerging demands through partnership approaches will be crucial. Education and training will play a major role in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.
Despite recent conflict and complex political transition, Nepal has made economic and social progress. Literacy rates are up, while poverty rates are sharply down. Gender equality and social inclusion are gaining momentum. Road access to isolated rural communities has improved, with trade and transport networks expanding.
While Nepal will likely meet a majority of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, accelerating growth and reducing disparities remain challenging. Investment in infrastructure, particularly in the energy sector, is critical to improving quality of life and stimulating private investment.
ADB's country partnership strategy for 2013-2017 supports the government's development objective of accelerated and inclusive economic growth. It seeks to address the infrastructure bottlenecks in the areas of energy, air and road transport, water supply and sanitation, and irrigation, creating an enabling environment for increased business and employment opportunities.
View the ADB and Nepal fact sheet.
- Macroeconomic Update: Nepal
Published twice a year, it reviews and analyzes Nepal's real, fiscal, monetary, and external sectors