Inclusive Local Economic Development Strategy and Action Plans (ILEDS&APs) for Pokhara

The Inclusive Local Economic Development Strategy and Action Plans (ILEDS&APs) were prepared to promote inclusive economic development in the three target municipalities based on extensive engagement with municipal stakeholders. The plans emphasise low-carbon growth and climate-change resilience while promoting increased participation in the workforce by women and marginalised communities through training and outreach. In the ILEDS&APs, different sectors are targeted in the three municipalities for development according to each city’s economic and social relevance. In Pokhara, the plans specifically target tourism, agriculture, industry and trade, leveraging the municipality’s location as a prime ecotourism hub.