Nepal and ADB
In the Spotlight
More than 150 retrofitted school buildings withstood the earthquake that rocked Nepal in 2015. Now hundreds more schools are being upgraded to keep students and communities safe.
More than 400,000 people in Asia and the Pacific have benefited from vocational training since 2010 thanks to ADB.
An ADB-supported project, run in collaboration with the Swiss Development Corporation, helped over 59,000 students in Nepal learn new trade skills and find jobs.
Clean drinking water is giving small towns across Nepal a new lease on life, as ADB joins forces with the government in a ground-breaking scheme that sees consumers taking a direct stake in local water agencies.
Nepal has made notable socioeconomic progress in recent years. Literacy rates have increased, poverty rates have declined, gender disparities have narrowed, and social inclusion has improved.
Nepal now strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to graduate from least-developed country status.
ADB's country partnership strategy for 2013-2017 supports the government's development objective of accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth.
Nepal is a member of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.
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
Projects in Nepal
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs Reform and Modernization for Trade Facilitation
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs Reform and Modernization for Trade Facilitation Program
- Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project - Additional Financing
- Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project
- Hydroelectricity Financing Project