Nepal: Country Operations Business Plan (2018-2020) | Asian Development Bank

Nepal: Country Operations Business Plan (2018-2020)

Institutional Document | September 2017

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2018–2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with ADB’s country partnership strategy (CPS), 2013–2017 for Nepal, which focuses on infrastructure and human capital development, and agricultural transformation. It is also aligned with the Government of Nepal’s Fourteenth Plan, FY2017–FY2019 and ADB’s Midterm Review of Strategy 2020.

This COBP will extend the current CPS by two years through December 2019. The COBP will support (i) better road and air connectivity including urban transport and rural connectivity; (ii) sustainable urban development including water supply and sanitation improvements; (iii) energy investments in regional interconnection, clean energy (renewable energy and energy efficiency), and distributed energy resources (energy storage systems, demand response, and electric vehicles); (iv) upgrading skills and education; (v) water resources development and management; and (vi) stronger agriculture value chains.


  • Consistency of Business Plan with Country Partnership Strategy 
  • Indicative Resource Parameters 
  • Summary of Changes to Lending and Nonlending Programs
  • Appendixes