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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

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

Note: This summary was written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children supported by FCDO in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Children completing primary education supported by FCDO

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


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

Budget More information about project status

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



Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 3
Oxford Policy Management 19
Mott MacDonald Limited 9
Marie Stopes International 2
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 4
Population Service International 2
DAI Europe 14
IMC Worldwide 15
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre 1
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 10
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 11
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 17
Home Office 2
International Alert 2
Social Development Direct Limited 2
Crown Agents Limited 14
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) 2
CARE International UK 4
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 2
Asian Development Bank 2
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 9
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 7
World Food Programme (WFP) 7
The Asia Foundation 4
Coffey International Development 10
International Finance Corporation 2
Mercy Corps Europe 4
PwC India 3
Adam Smith International 2
Overseas Development Institute 1
International Labour Organization (ILO) 2
Practical Action 4
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation 2
Chemonics International Inc. 2
Aktis Strategy Ltd 1
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2
Catholic Relief Services 2
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 2
PwC 2
Oxfam GB 5
Action Against Hunger (UK) 2
People In Need 4
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 4
Pact 2
Abt Associates Inc 2
Options Consultancy Services 4
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Somalia) 2
Institute of Development Studies 2
Save the Children UK 2
ICF Consulting Services Ltd 3
British Red Cross 4

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