Nepal’s population is characterized as young. One third of the country’s population is aged 10-24 and 41% is under 15. Since Nepal has experienced rapid social, economic and political changes after the conflict, there is a need for social investments in young people that can enable them to live in a healthy, economically productive, and poverty-free society. The Three Year Interim Plan (2008-2010), finalized and approved by the Government of Nepal, has reiterated that Nepal’s capacity to meet its development goals is dependent upon its ability to harness the energy and vision of its young people.
 Central Bureau of Statistics (2001). Population Census 2001 of Nepal: Provisional Population Report, Kathmandu: HMG/Nepal, National Planning Commission, Kathmandu, Nepal. Read the Tool