An annual national household survey is undertaken for the first time, which allows the government to regularly monitor child labour.
Nepal launches the new National Plan of Action on Combating Human Trafficking.
Nepal passes the Labour Act, which prohibits forced labour and sets penalties for forced labour violations. The government adopts a National Master Plan on Child Labour and the Nepal Road Map on the Implementation of SDGs, which aims to end child labour by 2030 through progressive reduction. A component on forced labour is included in the regular data collection system.
“There is an increased need for the government and NGOs to tie up efforts to effectively implement the Action Plan. Coordination and cooperation under Alliance 8.7 provide all actors the opportunity to reconcile the gap that has prevailed.”