ADB's Work in Nepal
Shareholding and Voting Power
Number of shares held:
15,606 (0.147% of total shares)
54,720 (0.411% of total membership, 0.632% of total regional membership)
Overall capital subscription:
Paid-in capital subscription:
Nepal has made notable economic and social progress in recent years: literacy rates have increased, poverty rates have declined, and gender disparities have narrowed. Nepal aims to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, poverty is still high in rural areas and among socially disadvantaged groups.
Nepal was a founding member of ADB in 1966. The bank’s assistance has since been directed mainly to improvements in energy security, transport, water supply and urban infrastructure services, agriculture and irrigation, and education. Nepal moved to a federal system of governance after the promulgation of its constitution in 2015. The federalization process has devolved several functions to 7 provinces and 753 local governments.
Since 1966, ADB has committed about $6.00 billion in financial and technical assistance for Nepal.