Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, NPC and HMG28 Feb 2002
Poverty incidence has remained high in Nepal. The low and yearly fluctuating
agricultural growth rates, inadequate social service delivery, and limited coverage of successful targeted programs are some of the reasons for the
continued high incidence of poverty. Political uncertainties, weak institutional
capacity and weak public resource management have fuelled its perpetuation.
Thus, poverty reduction requires concerted efforts in an integrated and comprehensive manner on all fronts.The PRSP/10th Plan being prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC) provides a general framework for poverty reduction strategy within which all the stakeholders will act. The Plan will be evolved through a participatory process.