Ranked 25 of 26 for comprehensive power, with an overall score of 4.2 out of 100.

Lost 0.3 points (−7% change) in overall score in 2023.


Nepal is a minor power in Asia.

After defying the prevailing regional downward trend in the 2021 edition, Nepal’s overall power score declined by 0.3 points in 2022.

Nepal’s weakest measure is resilience, where it places last, while its strongest measure is cultural influence, where it places 22nd.

The cultural influence measure also represents Nepal’s only improvement, increasing by just one place. By contrast, Nepal’s ranking for economic capability declined to 24th.

Nepal exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score, which deteriorated in 2022.

Read more analysis in the Key Findings report. Explore further results in the Scores section.

Bilateral Influence

Bilateral trade, current dollars (2020)

Countries that influence Nepal

Globally, which countries does Nepal do most of its trade with?

India 62.9%

China 14.1%

European Union 2.1%

Indonesia 2.0%

United States 1.8%

Countries influenced by Nepal

Which countries in the region rely most on trade with Nepal?

India 1.0%