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Nepal and ADB

ADB supports Nepal’s sustainable recovery from COVID-19 and inclusive growth by investing in infrastructure, improving access to basic services, and protecting the poor and vulnerable.

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Nepal Facts

ADB's Work in Nepal

Nepal’s economy showed signs of moderate recovery in fiscal year (FY) 2021. Its gross domestic product expanded by 2.3% after contracting by 2.1% in FY2020. The growth was largely supported by a low base effect, the lifting of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, and the global economic recovery.

In 2021, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) support to the Government of Nepal for the COVID-19 response measures included resources for containment and prevention, protection of vulnerable groups, and relief for small businesses. ADB committed a $165 million loan to procure about 15.9 million dosages of COVID-19 vaccines. The project supports Nepal’s National Deployment and Vaccination Plan. A $5 million grant from the Government of Japan is helping prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 through improving water supply and strengthening health systems in small towns.


Data: Nepal

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Nepal, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

Contact: Nepal Resident Mission (NRM)

Metro Park Building, Lazimpat, Ward No. 2, P.O. Box 5017, Kathmandu, Nepal

  Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)


  Tel +977 1 4290100;
+977 1 4290101
  Fax +977 1 4005137

Arnaud CAUCHOIS (Mr)
Country Director
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Sharad BHANDARI (Mr)
Principal Economist
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Arnaud HECKMAN (Mr)
Head, Portfolio Management Unit
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Binita Shah KHADKA (Ms)
Senior Communications Officer
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Bimal Babu KHATRI (Mr)
Safeguards Analyst
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Barun BAJRACHARYA (Mr)
Senior Communications Assistant
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The Nepal Resident Mission (NRM), located in Kathmandu, opened in 1989. NRM's primary responsibilities include:

  • Country strategy and programming
  • Policy dialogue and support
  • Portfolio management and administration and administration of delegated projects
  • Aid coordination
  • Government, civil society, and private sector relations
  • Country reporting
  • Economic and sector work and other analytical work
  • External relations and information dissemination

NRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 27 December 2021