Overall in Nepal, inequality is low in context of the country’s economic development.

Inequality is measured by the Gini Index, “the most widely used measure of inequality”. The Gini Index looks at the “distribution of a nation’s income or wealth, where 0 represents complete equality and 1 total inequality.”

The most recent Demographic and Health Survey of Nepal released by the Ministry of Health shows which provinces have the highest wealth inequality.

Province 6 has the highest inequality and one of the highest rates of multidimensional poverty with every second person being multidimensionally poor (50%), the same as Province 2 of Nepal. However, inequality in Province 2 is the lowest in the country, according to the Demographic and Health Survey.

Data source: Demographic and Health Survey