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Municipality-Level Estimates of Adolescent Fertility in Nepal

Municipality-level estimates of adolescent fertility in Nepal allow decisionmakers to more strategically invest family planning resources to address high adolescent fertility.

To support targeted local planning in the context of Nepal’s recently devolved governance, the PACE Project has released modeled estimates of adolescent fertility for the 753 municipalities in Nepal. A suite of products—including a set of national and provincial maps, fact sheets, and an online interactive feature—highlights the key results that show where adolescent fertility is high and stagnant or increasing, allows users to explore the data, provides guidance on interpreting the information, and recommends policy and programmatic actions to reduce adolescent fertility. A reference guide provides a roadmap for decisionmakers to understand and use the analysis to make informed decisions and take action to reduce adolescent fertility.

Adolescent Fertility Atlas

Adolescent Fertility Reference Guide

Adolescent Fertility Reference Guide, Nepali

Online Interactive Map

By targeting municipalities where adolescent fertility is high and stagnant or increasing, and where there is a high absolute number of births to adolescent girls, the Government of Nepal can reach the municipalities. Targeted interventions could include:

  • Investing in programs to create and reinforce positive social norms and encourage healthy behavior among adolescents, and facilitative attitudes among parents, teachers, and others.
  • Supporting programs to help newly married adolescent girls stay in school through secondary level, even if they are married or have children.
  • Encouraging newly married couples to delay their first pregnancy by using family planning after marriage.
  • Encouraging adolescent mothers to space their next pregnancy through correct and consistent use of voluntary family planning.
  • Providing adolescent-friendly, confidential family planning services to all adolescent girls who want contraception, regardless of marital status.
  • Reducing rates of child marriage and increasing the average age at marriage by enforcing laws on minimum age at marriage.

National Maps, English

National Maps, Nepali

English Provincial Fact Sheets

Nepali Provincial Fact Sheets

Province 1 English Maps

Province 2-Madhesh English Maps

Province 3-Bagmati English Maps

Province 4-Gandaki English Maps

Province 5-Lumbini English Maps

Province 6-Karnali English Maps

Province 7-Sudur Paschim English Maps

Province 1 Nepali Maps

Province 2-Madhesh Nepali Maps

Province 3-Bagmati Nepali Maps

Province 4-Gandaki Nepali Maps

Province 5-Lumbini Nepali Maps

Province 6-Karnali Nepali Maps

Province 7-Sudur Paschim Nepali Maps

Note: Note: The analysis presented was conducted using the 2011 Nepal Population and Housing Census and the 2011 and 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys. Data from Byas Rural Municipality does not include the Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani areas. The boundaries and names used on the maps published in this set of materials do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the U.S. Government or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), or the Survey Department, Government of Nepal.