Overview of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Nepal

Date: December 2010
Type: Country Planning Documents
ADB administration and governance; Gender; Poverty
Series: Country Gender Assessments
ISBN: 978-92-9092-152-3 (print), 978-92-9092-198-1 (web)
Price: Hardcopy Price: US$26.00


This publication builds on the experience gained by the Nepal program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in supporting gender equality, social inclusion, and women's empowerment. It also takes account of Strategy 2020, the long-term strategic framework of ADB for 2008-2020, and the evolution of ADB- wide gender equality strategy and targets. The report provides an overview of gender and social inclusion issues in the context of Nepal and analyzes the relations of gender, caste, ethnicity, and other social identities and their impact on development outcomes. Recent policy and legal frameworks to address gender equality and social inclusion are reviewed. The report informed ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (2010-2012) and will serve as a resource for program staff.


  • Background
  • Context of Gender and Social Exclusion in Nepal
  • Gender and Social Exclusion in Nepal and Its Development Outcomes
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Annex 1: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Road Map
  • Annex 2: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Results Framework