National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

July 16

Legal and Political systems

  • Political cycle: Executive branch president elected on 29 October 2015 (next election NA); prime minister indirectly elected by the Constituent Assembly
  • Legislative branch last elections held on 19 November 2013 (next to be held NA)
  • Legal System: English common law and Hindu legal concepts

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Nepal joined IHP+ in 2007. It has a National Health Plan (2010-2015). The Ministry of Health and seven development partners signed a Country Compact in 2009. Nepal’s National Health Plan was reviewed using the JANS tool in February 2010. Following this, a joint financing arrangement was signed by GAVI, USAID, World Bank, Ausaid, DFID, KfW, UNICEF, WHO and UNFPA in 2010. It is developing a roadmap for strengthening the monitoring and evaluation system based on an assessment of the current M&E platform. Three national CSOs received Health Action Policy Fund Grants in 2010: Resource Centre for Primary Health Care, Action Aid Nepal and the BP Memorial Health Foundation. In 2012, Action Aid International in Nepal became a HPAF grantee. An IHP+ country grant has primarily been used to support the development of the health partnership forum and to support the Ministry of Health in strengthening monitoring and review mechanisms. A review of health aid effectiveness and results was completed in 2012. Nepal participated in the 2nd and 3rd round of monitoring by IHP+Results.

Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Pooled financing arrangement through existing mechanisms Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for Nepal covering FY 10-11 the Bank will focus on supporting community-led activities wherever they are successfully being implemented while working with the reform forces to protect the gains and prepare for further reforms that should become possible when national attention is refocused on development. In addition all Bank assistance-both financial and otherwise-will to the extent possible support the peace process to help ensure its success. Rural Access Improvement and Decentralization Project - Addl Financing Program to Promote Demand for Good Governance School Sector Reform Program FCPF Nepal Grant - Supervision NP Power Add Financing Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade (PACT) Second Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project - Additional Financing

European Commission*

EU-Nepal Country Strategy Paper (2007-2013) sets out 3 focal areas 1) Education 2) Stability and peace building 3) trade facilitation and economic capacity building. Also assistance from: Asia-wide program the Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth and Adolescents the Asia Trust Fund and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation programs.

Costing and Financing

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