Nepal Human Development Report 2020 has focused on how Nepal could meaningfully advance towards sustainable human development at a faster pace.
COVID-19 crisis has continued to negatively impact livelihoods of Nepalese households, with 11 percent of households reporting job loss and 31.2 percent a reduction in income.
The Government of Nepal and the World Bank signed a financing agreement for an additional grant of US$10.85 million.
Himalayan glaciers are vulnerable to the warming climate and have been melting and retreating at unprecedented rates since the mid-20th century, impacting flow regimes in major river basins. ICIMOD and UNDP Nepal have prepared a comprehensive inventory of glacial lakes and identified the potentially dangerous glacial lakes in major river basins of Nepal.
Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) celebrates 35 years of its service of power production, transmission and distribution. After tumultuous years of losses NEA is now a profit making organization since 2016/17. Its system loss has come down to 15.27% from 25.78% in 2016. According to annual report of NEA for the year 2019/20 total population with access to electricity infrastructure has reached 86% of the total household.
Central Bureau of Statistics revealed a national survey report conducted on May to November 2019. Nepal Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey is sixth of its kind held globally. The survey presents data on disparities by sex, province, location, education, household wealth, functional limitation and other characteristics.