Livelihood Options and Pathways out of Poverty in Nepal

23rd February 2018
Author: William Avis

This rapid review synthesises findings from rigorous academic, practitioner, and policy references published in the past 10 years that discuss livelihood options and pathways out of poverty for households in Nepal. The World Bank (2016) highlights that in 1991, circa 40% of the Nepali population were identified as poor. Further rounds of the Nepal Living Standard Surveys (NLSS) record a declining poverty headcount rate: 42% in 1995, 31% in 2003, and 25% in 2010 (World Bank, 2016: 3). Similarly, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI, 2018) report continuous progress has been made in reducing multidimensional poverty which has halved from 2006 to 2014.

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Suggested Citation

Avis, W. (2018) Livelihood Options for Households in Nepal. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


23rd February 2018


Continent: Asia

Country: Nepal