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

Publication | January 2016

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

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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), 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.


  • 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

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Tertiary and higher education
  • Technical and vocational education and training
  • Nepal
  • 94
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT146956
  • 978-92-9257-306-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9257-307-2 (electronic)

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