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Nepal and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Building Schools Better in Nepal

    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.

  • ADB Education Assistance Works: Just Ask Nepali Plumber Ram Bahadur Bishwakarma

    More than 400,000 people in Asia and the Pacific have benefited from vocational training since 2010 thanks to ADB.

  • Rising Out of Poverty through Education in Nepal

    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 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.

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.

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