Innovative Strategies in Higher Education for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Nepal | Asian Development Bank

Innovative Strategies in Higher Education for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Nepal

Publication | January 2016
Innovative Strategies in Higher Education for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia: Nepal

The report herein provide in-depth analysis of the state of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education in Nepal.

Key recommendations of the report include implementation of a national quality assurance system, establishing a reliable skills data and labor market information system, effective financing schemes, encouraging public–private partnerships, and international benchmarking and mutual recognition for global competitiveness.

Nepal has a tremendous potential for growth due to its abundant natural resources, strategic location between two of the largest and fastest-growing countries in the world (India and the People’s Republic of China [PRC]), and to its recently improved performance with respect to socioeconomic indicators. Higher education is expected to play a transformational role in addressing Nepal’s various developmental challenges, and in realizing Nepal’s development goals.

Contents 

  • Tables and Figures
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Socioeconomic Background
  • Nepal’s Higher Education System
  • Major Issues and Constraints in Nepal’s Higher Education System
  • Innovations and Good Practices
  • Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
  • Appendixes
  • References