Nepal

Background Information

Region

South Asia

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

32% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

2,774,793 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

4,246,714 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

40%

Source: UNSDG, 2016

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

65

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

22%

Source: DHS, 2016

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

68%

Source: DHS, 2016

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

10

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 82%

  • Male 84%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 68%

  • Male 72%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

No data available

Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Lower secondary school
  • Female 7%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Upper secondary school
  • Female 27%

  • Male 18%

Female: UIS, 2016

Male: UIS, 2016

Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

Asia Pacific Region National Education Coalitions COVID-19 Zoom Conference

Research Project/Report/Study

COVID-19 response and learning: Addressing the needs of marginalised girls and girls with disabilities

Project/Program

Early Grade Reading Program

Project/Program

Education Endures: Room to Read’s Award-winning Literacy and Gender Equality Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Enough

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Equity/Education Funding

Research Project/Report/Study

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls First Fund

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Girls' Education Program (Room to Read)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Grant Program

Project/Program

Hands in Outreach

Her Choice

Project/Program

Joint Programme on Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education

Project/Program

Let Us Learn

Project/Program

LitClub

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Radio Repurposed: An old technology offers girls new chances

Project/Program

Sang Sangai - Learning Together Project

School Supplies & Classroom Improvements for partner schools

Project/Program

Sisters for Sisters' Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

The Project for Support for Improvement of School Management Phase-II (SISM II)

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

UNESCO Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education

Project/Program

UNESCO-China Hainan Airlines Project

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