Nepal Gender and Energy Assessment

Collaborating partner(s): The World Bank
Project duration: 1 May 2014 to 30 March 2015

This was a joint research carried out by Social Science Baha and Enhancing Social Sustainability of Energy Development in South Asia Social Development Unit–Sustainable Development Department. The main objective of the study was to conduct a definitive country-specific gender analysis for the energy sector in a few South Asian countries with a primary focus on power generation (e.g., hydropower) and distribution network development. Specific objectives included: i) to help address the regional knowledge, the know-how gap with regards to gender and energy; and ii) to provide recommendations for interventions on gender mainstreaming at operation level through planning, design, and implementation phases.
The assessment built on existing and available data and analysis done on gender in Nepal and also carried out primary research. It will hopefully form the bedrock for future knowledge sharing and learning activities and support improvement of in-country capacity on gender mainstreaming in energy development within both public and private sectors.