Extending social protection for all in Nepal: An analysis of protection gaps

The key objective of the report is to assess existing protection gaps based on the analysis of 16 key social protection programmes in implementation in Nepal in FY 2020-21. The programmes identified for analysis constitute a significant percentage of the beneficiaries and absorbs more than 90 per cent of the total budget allocation for social protection programmes. This report is part of a series of studies on the potential pathways to extend social security for all in Nepal within a sustainable fiscal framework under the European Commission- Directorate-General for International Partnerships financed project on Enhancing Social Protection System: Towards Investments for Results in Nepal. The series will also include a costing exercise to estimate financing gaps and a fiscal space analysis on the potential avenues to mobilise domestic resources to finance economically sustainable social protection system in the country