Key Findings in July

Across 2100 respondents in 14 districts, the greatest focus is on building new farming skills, among 42 percent of respondents. A further 18 percent are interested in development entrepreneurship skills. Only seven percent of respondents express interest in developing masonry skills, though that is a slight increase over the March 2017 survey round. Survey results show very marked differences in skill development preferences, and related livelihood ambitions, by both age and gender. While there is no difference between women and men in their interest in farming, that interest is very much concentrated in old age groups, above 40 years old. Whereas younger people tend to be more interested in entrepreneurship and tailoring.

What are people saying?

What one skill would you like to develop

42 %

of respondents said they want to develop new farming skills.

18 %

of respondents said they want to develop entrepreneurship skills.

10 %

of respondents said they want to develop tailoring skills.

Skill development ambition

86 %

of respondents in Sindhuli said they want to develop new farming skills

35 %

of respondents in Kathmandu said they want to develop entrepreneurship skills.

15 %

of respondents in Kavrepalanchowk and Nuwakot said they want to develop tailoring skills