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FCDO ODA allocations for 2021/22 were announced on 21 April 2021. Changes to individual programmes are underway. The information on this website may not reflect the latest allocated budgets for this year. This information will be updated in due course.

UK aid from the British people



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: Many country summaries were written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and are being incrementally refreshed.

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People with access to financial services as a result of DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source


People with sustainable access to clean water and/or sanitation through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, 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.



Help with Sector and Budget Figures
Please note that although budgets are generally split by year, some departments publish budgets that span multiple years. These are represented in the first year of their allocation. Cross-government allocations such as Prosperity Fund and Conflict, Stability and Security Fund are known to duplicate budgets published by other departments, as well as using multi-year budgets.
Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 3
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 3
Oxford Policy Management 18
DAI Europe 16
IMC Worldwide 15
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 17
Home Office 2
International Alert 2
Social Development Direct Limited 2
Crown Agents Limited 14
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 12
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) 7
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 7
World Food Programme (WFP) 10
The Asia Foundation 5
Coffey International Development 10
World Bank, The 12
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2
International Finance Corporation 2
Mercy Corps Europe 4
PwC India 3
Adam Smith International 2
International Labour Organization (ILO) 2
Practical Action 4
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation 2
Chemonics International Inc. 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 6
Aktis Strategy Ltd 1
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2
Catholic Relief Services 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
International IDEA 2

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