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Poverty Reduction in Nepal: Issues, Findings and Approaches
dc.description.abstractThis report presents the poverty situation and recent trends in Nepal and outlines the responses of both the Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to address poverty. The main findings of this report are that (i) there is widespread poverty with a 42% poverty incidence; (ii) large disparities exist across geographical regions, and between excluded and less excluded groups; and (iii) there has been no significant decline in poverty incidence from 1981 to 2001. ADB’s approach to poverty reduction in Nepal needs to have a dual focus—to reduce poverty incidence and to narrow income disparities. Based on the findings of this report and discussions at the High-Level Forum on Poverty held on 26 February 2001 in Kathmandu, seven sectors were identified where ADB’s poverty reduction efforts in Nepal could be more sharply focused: (i) agriculture and rural development; (ii) transport; (iii) energy; (iv) finance; (v) education; (vi) water supply, sanitation, and urban development; and (vii) environmental management.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titlePoverty Reduction in Nepal: Issues, Findings and Approaches
dc.subject.expertAlleviating Poverty
dc.subject.expertExtreme Poverty
dc.subject.expertFight Against Poverty
dc.subject.expertGlobal Poverty
dc.subject.expertHealth Aspects Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertIndicators Of Poverty
dc.subject.expertParticipatory Poverty Assessment
dc.subject.expertPoverty Eradication
dc.subject.expertPoverty Analysis
dc.subject.expertPoverty In Developing Countries
dc.subject.expertPoverty Reduction Efforts
dc.subject.expertUrban Poverty
dc.subject.adbDevelopment Indicators
dc.subject.adbEnvironmental Indicators
dc.subject.adbEconomic Indicators
dc.subject.adbEducational Indicators
dc.subject.adbDemographic Indicators
dc.subject.adbHealth Indicators
dc.subject.adbDisadvantaged Groups
dc.subject.adbLow Income Groups
dc.subject.adbSocially Disadvantaged Children
dc.subject.adbRural Conditions
dc.subject.adbRural Development
dc.subject.adbSocial Conditions
dc.subject.adbUrban Development
dc.subject.adbUrban Sociology
dc.subject.naturalEconomic forecasting
dc.subject.naturalHealth expectancy
dc.subject.naturalSocial groups
dc.subject.naturalPolitical participation
dc.subject.naturalDistribution of income
dc.subject.naturalInequality of income
dc.subject.naturalDeveloping countries
dc.subject.naturalRural community development
dc.subject.naturalMass society
dc.subject.naturalSocial change
dc.subject.naturalSocial policy
dc.subject.naturalSocial stability
dc.subject.naturalSustainable development
dc.subject.naturalUrban policy
dc.subject.naturalUrban renewal
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.authorAsian Development Bank

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