Unleashing Economic Growth: Region-Based Urban Development Strategy for Nepal

Publication | June 2010

The book provides an overview of the economic, political, and social environment in Nepal and the challenges confronting the country in eliciting its economic growth potential. The book provides an insightful framework of an inclusive development strategy in the context of symbiotic relationships between urban and rural areas as well as among the three eco-belts, i.e.,tarai, hills, and mountain areas. Against this backdrop, the strategy calls for prioritized and focused investments on the region's growth potential to induce maximum economic growth impact.


  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Urban Roles and Issues in the Context of Economic Development
  • Distribution Patterns and Typology of Urban Regions
  • Efforts in Urban-Regional Development
  • Analytical Framework for Unleashing Economic Growth
  • Growth Potential in Each Urban Economic Region
  • Strategic Position and Ways to Move Forward
  • References
  • Annexes