Nepal is passing through a transition following a 10-year conflict. Growth is estimated to increase to almost 5 percent in 2012. The next few years are critical if Nepal is to build on its success, managing its transition while confronting development challenges.
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September 19, 2014 — In a recent World Bank publication, GBV was recognized as a serious constraint to women’s agency as it “both reflects and reinforces underlying gender-based inequalities”.Read More »
September 1, 2014 — The World Bank has put together a Synthesis Report and 10 sector-specific Policy Notes for the government with a series of policy suggestions. The Policy Notes highlight the three “I”s for growth – Investment, Infrastructure and Inclusion.
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June 30, 2014 — While South Asia has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back. Large numbers of students appear to be learning little; up to one-third of those completing primary school lack basic numeracy and literacy skills.Read More »
June 20, 2014 — The new strategy for Nepal marks a major shift in support to the country, away from short-term post-conflict assistance towards establishing the foundations for increased, inclusive and sustainable growth for FY2014-18.Read More »
June 9, 2014 — Young women in Nepal, aged 16-24, are benefiting from vocational training programs supported by the World Bank that allow them to earn good incomes, and a chance to build a future in lucrative and non-traditional fields for women.Read More »