Nepal Energy Sector Overview

The Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) aims to influence energy policy in developing countries. EEG brings together world-class academics to produce new evidence on the links between energy and economic growth in low-income countries. This evidence will be specifically geared to meet the needs of policymakers, filling in the knowledge gaps that obstruct their ability to develop sustainable, reliable and inclusive energy systems.

To this end, EEG will hold a South Asia Policy Workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal on 28 September 2016.  The workshop will bring together senior energy policy-makers, researchers and representatives from the private sector, NGOs and donors in South Asian countries to discuss the energy challenges facing the region, and consider policy relevant research questions that could address these constraints. This report offers an introduction to the key challenges and opportunities facing the energy system in Nepal, and aims to facilitate discussion at the workshop.