Nepal: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

Publication | October 2007

ADB began providing assistance to Nepal in 1968. As of 31 December 2006, Nepal received loans amounting to $2.25 billion, grant projects at $83.9 million, and technical assistance projects at $121.3 million.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Government of Nepal has been instrumental to the development of the country. Assistance to Nepal began in 1968, and ADB remains a leading development partner in the country. As of 31 December 2006, cumulative lending to Nepal was $2.25 billion, comprising 111 loans; 4 grant projects amounting to $83.9 million; and 260 technical assistance projects totaling $121.3 million. ADB’s assistance covers agriculture and natural resources, education, water supply and sanitation, transport and communications, finance, energy, and public and private sector governance.


  • Selected Country Indicators
  • Overview of Country Achievements and Development Challenges
  • Volume and Performance of ADB Operations
  • Highlights of ADB Results
  • Current ADB Portfolio and Assistance Pipeline
  • Ownership, Alignment, and Managing for Results in ADB Operations
  • ADB's Role in Donor Coordination and Harmonization Initiatives

Additional Details

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


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