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Nepal

Summary

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

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Implementing Partners (Beta) Abt Associates Inc (1) ¦ Accelerator Nepal (1) ¦ Action Against Hunger (UK) (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (1) ¦ Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Somalia) (1) ¦ Aktis Strategy Ltd (1) ¦ Asian Development Bank (1) ¦ Asian Development Bank (1) ¦ Association of District Development Committees of Nepal (ADDCN) (1) ¦ British Geological Survey (1) ¦ British Red Cross (3) ¦ CARE International Nepal (1) ¦ CARE International UK (2) ¦ Catholic Relief Services (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (5) ¦ Crown Agents Bank (1) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (8) ¦ DAI Europe (10) ¦ Department for International Development (256) ¦ Development Gateway (1) ¦ Dolma Foundation (2) ¦ Ernst & Young (2) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ GOAL (1) ¦ Governance Facility (1) ¦ Government of Nepal (5) ¦ Harewelle International Limited (1) ¦ Harewelle International Limited (1) ¦ Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (1) ¦ Home Office (1) ¦ ICF Consulting Services Ltd (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (11) ¦ International Alert (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (1) ¦ International Finance Corporation (1) ¦ International Finance Corporation (1) ¦ International IDEA (1) ¦ International Labour Organization (ILO) (1) ¦ International Organization for Migration (IOM) (1) ¦ IOD PARC (2) ¦ Louis Berger Group (3) ¦ Marie Stopes International (1) ¦ Mercy Corps Europe (1) ¦ Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development - Nepal (2) ¦ Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen - Nepal (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (6) ¦ Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) - Nepal (1) ¦ Natural Environment Research Council (1) ¦ Options Consultancy Services (3) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (3) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (7) ¦ Pact (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (5) ¦ People In Need (2) ¦ Population Service International (1) ¦ Practical Action (2) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ PwC India (2) ¦ Rural Reconstruction Nepal (4) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (1) ¦ Search for Common Ground (SFCG) (1) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ The Asia Foundation (1) ¦ The Gurkha Welfare Trust (2) ¦ UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2) ¦ UK Space Agency (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (3) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (10) ¦ United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) (5) ¦ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (2) ¦ United Nations Volunteers (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ University of Cambridge (4) ¦ University Of Durham (2) ¦ Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) (1) ¦ World Bank, The (4) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (4) ¦

370K

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

50K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

20K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

560K

Unique people reached with one or more water, sanitation or hygiene promotion intervention

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

70K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£173M

2019/2020