Nepal: Articles

  • March 2014

    Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies: 12 Things to Know

    After years of rapid growth, many countries in Asia have advanced to middle-income status. The transition from middle income to high income, however, can be a slow process.
  • December 2013

    Keeping Nepal's Waters Flowing

    ADB is helping Nepal’s remote mountain communities manage their water resources in the face of climate change challenges.
  • September 2013

    Rice in Asia: Climate Change and Resilient Crops

    New rice varieties are being developed and water-saving cultivation technologies promoted to help feed Asia's growing populations.
  • July 2013

    Nepal Hydropower: Kali Gandaki “A” Hydroelectric Project

    ADB helped Nepal increase its capacity to produce clean energy, and faced some challenges along the way.
  • March 2013

    Asia Electricity: Off-the-Grid Power Solutions

    Throughout Asia and the Pacific, developing countries are exploring small, innovative energy solutions that could one day redefine the region's energy equation. In the small town of Tenganan, in Indonesia, rice farmers have constructed a hydro-power generator that produces about 12 to 15 kilowatts that are used to power a small mill to process locally-produced rice.
  • February 2013

    Prosperity through Empowerment: Focus on Women in South Asia

    Empowering women in South Asia can help address the twin issues of gender and urban poverty, say ADB's senior social development specialist Francesco Tornieri and urban development specialist Ron Slangen.
  • November 2012

    Poverty and Economics in South Asia: 12 Things to Know

    South Asia's prospects of growth depend in good part on the enhancement of cross-border connectivity and facilitation of trade among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal.
  • June 2012

    Private Tutoring and Shadow Education in Asia

    An ADB study, undertaken in partnership with the Comparative Education Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong, brings into the spotlight the phenomenon of private tutoring, also called "shadow education". A growing practice in Asia, shadow education risks dominating the lives of young people and their families, maintaining and exacerbating social inequalities, diverting needed household income into an unregulated industry, and creating inefficiencies in education systems.
  • October 2011

    Tourism in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

    Tourism is thriving in South Asia with overseas visitors flocking to its vast array of natural, cultural and historic attractions. In the first quarter of 2011, UN data showed international visitor arrivals up 14% from the same period the year before. A large number of those visitors travelled to multiple countries across the subregion, drawn to its many world-renowned and colorful Buddhist heritage sites. This growth in arrivals is expected to continue as tourism infrastructure and services steadily improve.
  • November 2010

    Roads that Move Mountains

    With new roads, rural people who live in the world's highest mountain range can access markets and increase their incomes. Baglung, Nepal - A Nepali geographer once observed that if it were possible to flatten all the mountains in his homeland, the country would be larger than the People's Republic of China. The farmers, traders, and workers who live in those hills hardly need a scientist's insight to know that they live in impossibly rugged territory. They experience it every day.