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Importance of Research and Development

The contributions of research and development (R&D) on economic growth are debatable.As the social and private returns from R&D differ across the countries with varying GDP per capita levels and the market sizes, economists remain divided when it comes to measure an exact correlation between R&D and economic prosperity and use distinctive growth models to… Continue reading Importance of Research and Development

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Innovations to Help Nepal Achieve Open Defecation Free Zone

It has long been recognised by experts that inadequate and poor toilet facility results in multitude of hazards; mainly in the areas of health and economy. In the context of Nepal, correlation between the percentage of people having access to decent toilets and the child (under five) mortality rate has been well established but there… Continue reading Innovations to Help Nepal Achieve Open Defecation Free Zone

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Rethinking the Way We Offer Dakshina

Following long-established traditions, this year as well Nepalis spent about one month between September and October observing three major festivals of the country – Dashain, Tihar and Chhath. In Nepali societies, these and other major religious and cultural festivals are crucial for enriching social cohesion among citizens through annual family gatherings, and get-togethers with relatives,… Continue reading Rethinking the Way We Offer Dakshina

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Transportation Issues in Urban Nepal and the Way Forward

Daily vehicular traffic in Nepal’s metropolises, most notably in Kathmandu Valley, has been on significant rise over the past decade. Increasing inward migration, growing number of vehicles (both 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers), violation of traffic rules and regulations, and limited and narrower roads in the valley’s major areas are some of the key factors responsible for… Continue reading Transportation Issues in Urban Nepal and the Way Forward

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Big Data for Disaster Resilience in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Every monsoon season, communities across Terai and hill regions suffer from floods and landslides and this year was not an exception. In addition, communities across the country also become victims of other recurring disasters including fires, thunderbolts, glacial lake outburst floods, epidemics and… Continue reading Big Data for Disaster Resilience in Nepal

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South Asian Floods

Each year, thousands of lives are lost to floods in South Asia - most notably in Bangladesh, India and Nepal - at least 1200 people have been killed so far in the most recent floods in these three countries alone. For the September 02 Asia Pacific Issue, The Economist has dedicated its cover story on… Continue reading South Asian Floods

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Nepal’s Journey Towards a Digitalised Economy

With emerging technologies and innovations paving way for considerable economic, social and political benefits, most developed and emerging economies around the world have been working hard to join the league of world’s most digitalized economies. As a result, countries like Nepal aiming to become a digitalized economy have become a commonplace phenomenon as well. However… Continue reading Nepal’s Journey Towards a Digitalised Economy

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Cereal Yield: Nepal Vs World

Recent updates by Oxford researcher Max Roser and his team at OurWorldInData on changing cereal yield patterns between 1961 and 2014 show interesting trends for Nepal. Though global yield has increased by 180% during last five decades, the growth in Nepal is rather poor. Though less than 20% of country's land in cultivable, Nepal's 65.7% citizens… Continue reading Cereal Yield: Nepal Vs World

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Feedback Loops in the Age of Social Media

When UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad Al Gergawi asked Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and Founder of SpaceX, about his life’s biggest challenge during one of the sessions at World Government Summit held in Dubai in February 2017, to everyone’s surprise, Musk pondered for a while and identified his greatest challenge as making sure that… Continue reading Feedback Loops in the Age of Social Media

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Internet of Things in Nepal

In the modern world, harnessing information and communication technology (ICT) tools for great human benefits has become an integral and accepted part of everyday life for many people. Countries around the world have been utilising these tools to collect and process data and to better their policy decisions for many years now. In recent years,… Continue reading Internet of Things in Nepal