Basic indicators about Nepal
||Indicators (please see below for definitions)
|Under-5 mortality rank
|Under-5 mortality rate, 1990
|Under-5 mortality rate, 2006
|Infant mortality rate (under 1), 1990
|Infant mortality rate (under 1), 2006
|Neonatal mortality rate, 2000
|Total population (thousands), 2006
|Annual no. of births (thousands), 2006
|Annual no. of under-5 deaths (thousands), 2006
|GNI per capita (US$), 2006
|Life expectancy at birth (years), 2006
|Total adult literacy rate, 2000-2005*
|Primary school net enrolment/ attendance (%), 2000-2006*
|% share of household income 1995-2004*, lowest 40%
|% share of household income 1995-2004*, highest 20%
Definitions of the indicators
Under-five mortality rate - Probability of dying between birth and exactly
five years of age expressed per 1,000 live births.
Infant mortality rate - Probability of dying between birth and exactly
one year of age expressed per 1,000 live births.
GNI per capita - Gross national income (GNI) is the sum of value added
by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not
included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income
(compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. GNI per capita
is gross national income divided by mid-year population. GNI per capita
in US dollars is converted using the World Bank Atlas method.
Life expectancy at birth - The number of years newborn children would
live if subject to the mortality risks prevailing for the
Adult literacy rate - Percentage of persons aged 15 and over who can read
Net primary school enrolment/attendance - Derived from net primary school
enrolment rates as reported by UNESCO/UIS (UNESCO Institute of Statistics)
and from national household survey reports of attendance at primary school.
Income share - Percentage of income received by the 20 per cent of households
with the highest income and by the 40 per cent of households with the
Main data sources
Under-five and infant mortality rates - UNICEF, United Nations Population
Division and United Nations Statistics Division.
Total population - United Nations Population Division.
Births - United Nations Population Division.
Under-five deaths - UNICEF.
GNI per capita - World Bank.
Life expectancy - United Nations Population Division.
Adult literacy - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) and UNESCO/UIS (UNESCO Institute of Statistics), including the
Education for All 2000 Assessment.
School enrolment/attendance - UIS and UNESCO, including the Education
for All 2000 Assessment, Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and
Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).
Household income - World Bank.
a Range $735 or less.
b Range $736 to $2935.
c Range $2936 to $9075.
d Range $9076 or more.
- Data not available.
x Indicates data that refer to years or periods other than those specified
in the column heading, differ from the standard definition, or refer to
only part of a country.
y Indicates data that differ from the standard definition or refer to
only part of a country, but are included in the calculation of the regional
* Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified
in the column heading.
We have used figures provided by UNICEF from their website