The socio-economic impacts of the pandemic in Nepal can be understood in the context of its dependence on tourism, foreign employment and remittances for economic stability. While the early lockdown helped slow down infection rates, the negative socio-economic impacts are disproportionally impacting the most vulnerable; women, informal sector workers, migrant returnees, internal migrants, day laborers, and those involved in micro and small enterprises. Nepal’s ambition of graduating from the status of least developed country by 2026 and to becoming a middle-income nation by 2030, has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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