The Government of Nepal introduced the Child Grant in 2009/10 with the primary objective of supporting better nutrition for children under five years of age. To date, programme coverage has been limited to all under-fives in Karnali region and Dalit households in the rest of the country - approximately 16 per cent of the under-five population. Recognising the potential of the Child Grant to make a real difference to children’s lives and contribute to Nepal’s development goals, the Government made a commitment in the 2016/17 budget speech to enhance and expand the programme.
This report provides the 10-year costing for incremental Child Grant expansion under different scenarios. The costings are based on proposed expansion strategy scenarios summarised in the policy brief: Reaching national coverage – An expansion strategy for the Child Grant.
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