Strategic Policy Recommendations

Over the last few years, informal economy has become a crucial component of Nepal’s national economic sphere, expanding its grasp in all seven provinces of the country. The most recent Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Nepal reports show about 84.6% of the working population (approx. six million Nepali workers) are involved in the informal economy and close to half of the business enterprises are informal in Nepal. Moreover, share of informal employment in all provinces is in fact reported to be higher than share of formal employment.

Present ‘Strategic Policy Recommendations’ incorporates the plights and immediate needs of informal workers of Nepal generated by CSC-led research and dialogues on the issue.

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