The impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on foreign employment and its impact on the economy of Nepal


The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest global crises faced by humanity in the contemporary world especially within last one hundred years. Its first case was detected in China in early 2020 and till the end of June 2020, it has already spread across 185 countries, infecting over 16.8 million people and resulting the death of over 662 thousand human lives within the last 4-5 months when the virus-related death record was initiated globally. Besides the health impact, COVID-19 and its subsequent containment measures, including the lockdowns, curfews and other restrictions have adversely impacted the national and global economy, mostly with informal sector workers, migrant population and vulnerable people impacted disproportionately and Nepal is not an exception.



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Government of Nepal- National Planning Commission

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