We work in Nepal to improve efforts to reduce political instability, boost economic growth and economic inclusion, provide basic services and increase resilience to natural disasters.

Nepal emerged from a 10-year civil war in 2006 and still suffers chronic poverty caused by a complex set of interrelated factors including gender, caste, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, language and geography.

Ranked by average national income (GNI per capita) it is the 16th poorest country in the world – a ranking that has changed little in recent years.

UK support to Nepal aims to increase efforts to reduce political instability, boost economic growth and economic inclusion, deliver basic services and increase resilience to natural disasters.

Our plan is based on clear evidence of performance. We only work on programmes where results can be clearly demonstrated.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Nepal, see the DFID Nepal operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Nepal

British Embassy
PO Box 106

Kathmandu
Nepal