Policy Analysis of Child Labour in Nepal

The Government of Nepal is committed to addressing the issue of child labour and to making Nepal child labour free, as evidenced through continued enactment and implementation of laws, policies, rules, procedures, strategies and standards. The commitments made to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in international fora further encouraged the government to set and reach the goal of child labour elimination. However, a significant number of children in Nepal continue to work in dangerous and harmful conditions, known as the ‘worst forms of child labour’. These forms of child labour are prevalent in the informal economy, which is generally outside the purview of governmental rules and regulation but which provides essential economic income to families living and working in Nepal.


CLARISSA (2023), Policy Analysis of Child Labour in Nepal, CLARISSA Policy Analysis 1, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/CLARISSA.2023.006

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November 10, 2023
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November 2023
Institute of Development Studies