The Government of Nepal has prepared an education sector plan covering the period 2016-2023, called the School Sector Development Plan (SSDP). The plan has three key components:
- Basic education aims to develop physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and moral potential for all 4-12-year-old children by ensuring school readiness and universal access to quality basic education, and to promote life skills and value-based education.
- Secondary education aims to make students ready for work by developing skilled human resources, provide options between technical and general secondary education, strengthen institutional links and facilitate the transition to higher education.
- Literacy and lifelong learning aims to enhance functional literacy and cultivate reading and learning habits among youths and adults.