Nepal and ADB
In the Spotlight
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.
The power system, financed by an ADB-supported project, was switched on in the Hariharpurgadi village of Sindhuli district. This will help the village connect to the world through the internet and mobile phones creating opportunities to boost local income.
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
- Power Transmission and Distribution Efficiency Enhancement Project
- Rural Connectivity Improvement Project
- Support for Value Chain Development Under the Nepal Agriculture Development Strategy
- Regional Urban Development Project
- South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs Reform and Modernization for Trade Facilitation
- Agriculture Sector Development Program
- Asian Development Outlook 2015
- South Asia Economic Integration Partnership - Power Trading in Bangladesh and Nepal (Subproject 1)
- Development and Dissemination of Climate-Resilient Rice Varieties for Water-Short Areas of South Asia and Southeast Asia
- Supporting Participation in the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Trade Facilitation Program