K4D Helpdesk Report

Livelihood Options and Pathways out of Poverty in Nepal

Published on 23 February 2018

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

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Institute of Development Studies
Avis, Will


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