Assessing Nepal’s Macroeconomic Policy Response to COVID-19 through a Gender Lens


This brief is guided by the UN Women-ILO Joint Programme tool, “How to Assess Fiscal Stimulus Packages from a Gender Equality Perspective” (hereafter called the ‘gender assessment tool’) and is part of a larger assessment of Nepal’s macroeconomic policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief aims to assess the government’s responses to the health and economic crisis from a gender lens. It seeks to gather and assess evidence on how macroeconomic policies affect men and women differently and can aggravate gender inequalities, particularly in the labour market in the wake of crises. It presents an analysis of the government’s national response programmes, monetary policies and annual budgets over the three years following the onset of the pandemic.

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific Nepal
Resource type(s): Briefs Policy papers
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