This report is the first issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Nepal. The report was produced by Professor B. Pyakuryal with technical inputs from the National Planning Commission (NPC) and ILO. It presents the socioeconomic and labour market trends in Nepal and examines some of the key opportunities and challenges in the labour market situation. It is in line with the ILO Global Jobs Pact's policies. The report contributes to the constructive policy for a sustainable and inclusive development in Nepal.