Subarna Tandukar

Photo: Subarna Tandukar

When a country is struggling on a daily basis to meet its basic needs, it’s hard to believe that over the last few decades, Nepal has made progress. Here are four charts that show how Nepal progressed. Check it out and share with others!

In 1960, the life expectancy of an average Nepali was just a little more than 35 years. In 2014, it’s almost 70 years. Life expectancy has doubled in the last 54 years in Nepal! 

In 2005, only about 1 in 100 Nepalis had a subscription to a cellular mobile. In 2014, less than a decade later, more than 80 in 100 Nepalis has a subscription.

In 1960, 32 out of every 100 babies born died before they turned five. In 2014, only three out of every 100 babies died before they turned five. The infant mortality rate has  drastically decreased. There’s still a lot of progress to make!