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Nepal is among the 20 poorest countries in the world, suffering from high levels of inequality and social exclusion. While there is peace and a return to conflict is unlikely, corruption, poor infrastructure and weak economic policies, as well as political uncertainty, mean that Nepal tends to lag behind the rest of the region in development terms. Nepal has made progress in some areas, par ticularly in health, and poverty levels continue to fall. Nepal is also one of the 20 most disaster prone countries in the world with more than 4,000 disaster related fatalities in the last 10 years and economic losses of over £3 billion.

Top priorities

  • governance and security
  • make government more effective and able to deliver better services to the poor
  • help people, particularly women, benefit from economic growth
  • help Nepal tackle climate change and natural disasters

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Nepal
Nepal page on GOV.UK website

Key Info

  • Project budget approved for 2017/2018 More information about the total project budget £89,045,558
  • Project budget as % of DFID budget More information about the total project budget 1.24%
  • Active Projects 27
  • Population (2015, source World Bank): 28.51 million
  • % living below $1.90 per day (2010, source World Bank): 14.99%
  • Fertility rate (2014, source World Bank): 2.22
  • GDP growth rate (2015, source World Bank): 2.73%
Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
Budgets approved at a project level to date. This may be different from the overall operational plan budget for Nepal.