Social Science Baha
Official

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Assessment of the Energy Sector

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
2018, pp. viii+88
ISBN 978-92-9261-088-3

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In Nepal, deeply embedded structural conditions determined by gender, caste or ethnicity, religion, language,
and even geography have made access to and benefits from energy resources highly uneven. Women,
the poor, and excluded groups experience energy poverty more severely. To address this imbalance, the
government and other stakeholders have introduced measures to achieve greater gender equality and social
inclusion. This study is an attempt to understand the factors a„ecting the outcomes and extent to which the
initiatives have fostered gender equality and social inclusion. The study recommends measures to facilitate
the distributive impact of energy sector development if Nepal is to meet its target of ensuring energy access
to all.