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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: 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.



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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
UK - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 3
IMC Worldwide 15
DAI Europe 16
Oxford Policy Management 20
World Food Programme (WFP) 12
Yale University 1
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 7
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) 7
Asian Development Bank 2
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 2
CARE International UK 4
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) 2
Palladium International Ltd (UK) 12
Crown Agents Bank 16
Social Development Direct Limited 2
International Alert 2
Home Office 2
Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen - Nepal 2
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 15
Asian Development Bank 2
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2
World Bank, The 8
Coffey International Development 8
The Asia Foundation 5
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 4
Adam Smith International 2
PwC India 3
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation 2
Practical Action 4
International Labour Organization (ILO) 2
Mott MacDonald Limited 6
Chemonics International Inc. 2
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development 2
University Of Durham 1
Aktis Strategy Ltd 1
People In Need 2
Action Against Hunger (UK) 2
Oxfam GB 5
PwC 2
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 2
Catholic Relief Services 2
International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2
Options Consultancy Services 4
Abt Associates Inc 2
Pact 2
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 4
World Health Organization (WHO) 2
British Red Cross 4
ICF Consulting Services Ltd 3
Save the Children UK 2
Institute of Development Studies 2
Mercy Corps Europe 2
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA Somalia) 2
CARE International Nepal 2
Ernst & Young 2
Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration,Provincial and Local Governance Support Progr 2
International IDEA 2
The Policy Practice 2
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 3
The Gurkha Welfare Trust 5
University of York 1

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