International Labour Organization, ILO

Investing in social protection for economic growth: Multipliers of social protection - Nepal country case study

In Nepal, the Constitution of 2015 recognizes social security as a right of all citizens, explicitly stated in Article 43. Yet, there is much progress to be made for more comprehensive coverage, as evidenced by the following facts:

- Only 16.9% of the population in Nepal is covered by at least one social protection benefit, against a world average of 47%;

- The Child Grant program has low coverage: only a third of children up to 5 years old receive the benefit.