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Gender and Social Inclusion

EPI is committed to develop and implement policies that allow Nepal to grow in an inclusive and sustainable way. EPI integrates GESI (Gender and Social Inclusion) into its projects to advance the agendas of women and disadvantaged groups. EPI is currently conducting a study in province two, where gender inequality and social exclusion are particularly pronounced. This is expected to inform policies on inclusion in the province. 

EPI applies a GESI lens to its ongoing studies on impact of COVID-19. Policies and programmes that emerge in response to the crisis will have different impacts on different segments of society. Women and other marginalized groups are represented widely in the informal economy, including agriculture. EPI's policy recommendations have taken this into account.