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In 2018 Nepal met the criteria for graduation at a second consecutive triennial review of the Committee for Development Policy. ECOSOC deferred a decision on graduation until 2021.

Nepal meets the human assets and economic vulnerability thresholds, but not the income per capita threshold, as shown by the diagrams below.

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

Value: $ 745


Inclusion: $ 1,025
Graduation: $ 1,230
Income-only: $ 2,460

Human assets index (HAI)*

Value: 71.2


Inclusion: 62 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators*

Under-five mortality rate
Value: 34.5
Index: 85.2
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
Value: 69.6
Index: 66.2
Source: UNESCO
Percentage of population undernourished
Value: 8.1
Index: 94.8
Source: FAO
Adult literacy rate
Value: 59.6
Index: 46.2
Source: UNESCO
Maternal mortality rate
Value: 258
Index: 78.8
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality

Economic vulnerability index (EVI)*

Value: 28.4


Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators*

Value: 28,982,771
Index: 19.0
Source: UN/DESA, Population Division
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
Value: 0.0
Index: 0.0
Source: CIESIN
Value: 52.2
Index: 52.7
Source: CDP
Instability of exports of goods and services
Value: 11.1
Index: 20.4
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division
Merchandise export concentration
Value: 0.14
Index: 4.6
Source: UNCTAD
Victims of natural disasters
Value: 1.657
Index: 76.4
Source: EM-DAT
Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Value: 32.0
Index: 52.6
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division
Instability of agricultural production
Value: 3.1
Index: 9.8
Source: FAO