An Overview of the Far Western Region of Nepal

20 May 2011

The Far Western Region covers 19,539 km2 and comprises two zones, the Seti and Mahakali. It has nine districts with the regional headquarters at Dipayal, Doti district. The Far Western Region is remote and developmentally challenged. Some 44 % of people in the Far West Hills and 49% in the Himalayan districts live beneath the poverty line. The region has limited access to basic services and increasing services is challenging due to the difficult topography. The region has complex socio-economic structures and there is both widespread gender and caste based discrimination. Traditional systems associated with religion, culture and customs also have a great impact on overall development......

Geographical coverage: Nepal

Source/Methodolgy: N/A

Sector: Education
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