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:
In recent years, Nepal’s economic and social progress has included reducing poverty rates, increasing literacy rates, and narrowing gender disparities. The country aims to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, poverty is still high in rural areas and among socially disadvantaged groups. The global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 2020 and the subsequent nationwide lockdown to contain the contagion have adversely affected Nepal’s economic growth, equity, and poverty reduction achievements
Nepal was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (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.
Lake Pokhara, a major tourist destination in Nepal.
Since 1966, ADB has committed over $7 billion in financial and technical assistance for Nepal.