In this issue we have partnered with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) to bring forward the issue of Access to Finance and Financial Inclusion in Nepal. This builds on the work that beed management undertook in Nepal on Making Access Possible (MAP). We are grateful to Judith Karl, Executive Secretary of UNCDF for her interview. We would also like to express our sincerest gratitude to Dr. Binod Atreya, Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Catherine Denoon-Stevens, Kamneshnee Naidoo and Ujjwal Pokhrel for their contributions to this special issue of nefport. We would also like to acknowledge and thank UNCDF Nepal for making this issue possible.