Nepal and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Clean Water Brings Hygiene and Happiness in Nepal's Small Towns

    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.

  • Key Enablers for Accelerating Infrastructure Investments for Nepal - Wencai Zhang

    Numerous studies have shown that weak infrastructure is one of the most critical binding constraints, and that Nepal needs to annually invest 8–12% of GDP to resolve the bottlenecks within a decade. ADB Vice President Wencai Zhang discuss the key enablers that the country needs to double or triple infrastructure investments.

  • 50 Years of ADB-Nepal Partnership in Development

    ADB and Nepal’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) launched a photo exhibit to commemorate 50 years of partnership that started when Nepal became a founding member of ADB in 1966. The photo exhibit runs until 25 January in Kathmandu and between 30 January and 1 February in Pokhara.

  • Key First Section of Nepal's Melamchi Water Tunnel Completed

    ADB and the Government of Nepal celebrated the breakthrough of the first key section of the Melamchi Tunnel. When completed, the Melamchi Tunnel will carry to Nepal’s thirsty Kathmandu Valley 170 million liters of water per day from the Melamchi River and another 340 million liters of water from the Yangri and Larke Rivers by 2021.

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.

Economic Update


Latest

  • Publication 24 Apr 2017

    Asian Development Bank and Nepal: Fact Sheet Asian Development Bank and Nepal: Fact Sheet

    ADB’s strategy for Nepal seeks to address the country’s infrastructure bottlenecks in energy, transport, and urban facilities, while building human capital.
  • Video 18 Apr 2017

    Clean Water Brings Hygiene and Happiness in Nepal's Small Towns

    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.
  • Publication 06 Apr 2017

    Are Least Developed Countries Sidelined in Advanced Manufacturing Production Networks? Are Least Developed Countries Sidelined in Advanced Manufacturing Production Networks?

    Participation in global value chains can help least developed countries diversify their exports, explore new products, and finance trade gaps.