Nepal ranks 110 out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, where a high rank equals high equality. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.
Nepal has a Workplace Index score of 5.5, a Marketplace Index score of 5.4 and a Community and Environment Index score of 5.4 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.
Persons with Disabilities
Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.
Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, Nepal is an ethnically complex and diverse country with numerous indigenous and linguistic communities. Altogether 126 ethnic groups were reported in the 2011 Census, while 59 ethnic groups were officially listed as indigenous peoples or indigenous nationalities by the National Foundation for Development of Indigenous Nationalities Act in 2002.
According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 1 % in the subregion Southern Asia.
Persons in Armed Conflict
Nepal ranks 51 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.