Khumaltar, Lalitpur

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)

Exclusion has been a cause and result of unequal development in Nepal. Although overall poverty levels at the national level have decreased in recent years, poverty rates among marginalised groups continue to be higher than the national average. The definition of exclusion in Nepal is understood primarily in at least six dimensions: i. Poverty-based; ii. Gender-based; iii. Caste or ethnicity-based; iv. Sexual orientation-based; v. Disability-based; and vii. Geography-based.