Demographic Changes of Nepal: Trends and Policy Implications

May 31, 2017

In 2017, the National Planning Commission of Nepal and UNICEF Nepal Country Office conducted a rigorous study on demographic changes in Nepal and their implications for national development. This study, carried out by the Population Council, aimed to generate up-to-date and methodologically sound estimates of three critical aspects of change in Nepal’s population processes: Nepal’s demographic transition, the speed of ageing of Nepalese society, and the estimation of the length of Nepal’s demographic window of opportunity to reap a demographic dividend. The results are available in the full report which can be downloaded here. The study also puts forth policy recommendations that can be considered by the Government of Nepal, development actors, and broader civil society to inform programmes and policies that can ensure that Nepal makes optimal gains in its rapid demographic transition. 

Please click here to download the report. 

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