Nepal: Development Effectiveness Brief 2010

Publication | November 2010

By the end of 2009, Nepal has received a total of $2.97 billion in loans and grants, and technical assistance grants of $137.9 million from ADB.

ADB assistance to Nepal is strongly focused on reducing poverty by promoting broad-based economic growth, inclusive social development, good governance and capacity building, and environmental sustainability. ADB follows innovative and flexible approaches to foster social inclusion and delivery of development results in an environment marked by security concerns and political uncertainty.

Nepal became a founding member of ADB in 1966 and is currently the fifth largest recipient of assistance from the Asian Development Fund (ADF). ADB has provided a total of $2.97 billion in loans and grants to Nepal comprising of $2.42 billion of ADF loans and ADF investment grants worth $495.6 million by the end of 2009. Nepal also received technical assistance grants of $137.9 million.


  • Nepal Development Indicators
  • Nepal and ADB: Partners through Thick and Thin
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Improving Operational Effectiveness and Services
  • Future Challenges

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • ADB funds and products
  • Public sector (Sovereign) financing
  • Nepal

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