Nepal: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

Institutional Document | August 2020

The country operations business plan, 2021–2023 (COBP) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy, 2020–2024 (CPS) for Nepal.

The COBP is aligned with the operational priorities of ADB’s Strategy 2030 and the Government of Nepal’s Fifteenth Plan for FY2020–FY2024.

During 2021–2023, the COBP will assist in areas which have become more important because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. These areas include (i) essential infrastructure (electricity, highway, airports, urban development, and water supply and sanitation) to crowd in private sector investment, provide jobs including for returning migrants, and easier access to services; (ii) food safety and security; (iii) appropriate skills for the labor force to respond to changing labor markets with the return of migrant workers and the effects of the pandemic on different sectors; (iv) more efficient supply chain management; and (v) promotion of gender equity, social inclusion, social and environment safeguards, and disaster risk resilience. The COBP also puts emphasis on institutional capacity development, especially at the subnational levels in the context of federalism; regional cooperation and integration; and knowledge and innovation. The design of ADB-supported projects will be responsive to COVID-19; for example, with greater attention to the use of digital technology.


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

Additional Details

  • Nepal

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