ADB, Japan Help Boost Income in Poor Nepalese Communities

The Asian Development Bank is providing $2.7 million to help develop new livelihood opportunities in some of Nepal’s most disadvantaged and poorest communities.

The grant will be drawn from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, which is managed by ADB. It will support targeted and sustainable development programs for disadvantaged communities, including the Hill Janajatis and Dalits, which have the highest poverty rates in Nepal.

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