National Planning Commission (NPC) has come out with Fifteenth Periodic Plan. According to NPC, the Fifteenth Plan has been formulated as the base plan to achieve fundamental rights, provisions including directive principles and policies of the state, the Sustainable Development Goals, global economic outlook, and commitments of the government made on different occasions. A scenario wrapped up with a roadmap of the LongTerm Vision 2043 has been developed for the next 25 years to fulfill the vision of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”.
This long-term vision-2043 foresees the graduation from the least developed country (LDC) to a developing country by 2022 by achieving income growth, the formation of quality of human capital, and reduce economic vulnerabilities. It also envisages graduating to the upper-middle-income country by 2030 by achieving the SDGs. The vision is focused on building an equitable society based on social justice. The goals defined in this vision will be achieved by focusing investments in transformative programs through the mobilization of internal and external resources as well as through the development of the allied sectors of the economy.
Strategies of the Long-term Vision 2043 are as follows:
1. To achieve rapid, sustainable, and employment-oriented economic growth,
2. To ensure affordable and quality health care and education,
3. To develop internal and international interconnectivity and sustainable
4. To increase production and productivity,
5. To provide a comprehensive, sustainable and productive social security and
6. To build a just society characterized by poverty alleviation and socio-economic
7. To conserve and utilize natural resources and improve resilience, and27
8. To strengthen public services, enhance balanced provincial development, and promote national unity.