Nepal and ADB
In the Spotlight
Nepal's modernization of its public financial management and governance systems with support from ADB and other development partners is facilitating the country's transition to a federal system of government.
The completion of Nepal’s longest excavated tunnel, part of the Melamchi Water Supply Project, will ultimately provide an estimated 1.3 million urban inhabitants with more reliable water supply.
ADB has strongly supported inclusive growth in Nepal, helping to reduce poverty, decrease gender and social disparities, build infrastructure, develop human capital, transform agriculture, and mitigate climate change effects.
Women, the poor, and different excluded groups face various structural barriers preventing them from benefiting fully from Nepal’s energy sector, according to a new ADB report.
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.
Projects in Nepal
- Promoting Investments and Economic Growth in Central and West Asia, East Asia, and South Asia Subregions
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Highway Improvement Project
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power System Expansion Project-Additional Financing
- Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (Sector) Project
- Deepening Civil Society Engagement for Development Effectiveness - Deepening ADB–Civil Society Engagement in Selected Countries in Southeast and South Asia (Subproject 2)