Nepal economy

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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Money, Campaign Finance and Elections – A Case Study of the US Federal Elections

Here is the abstract of my co-authored paper on "Money, Campaign Finance and Elections – A Case Study of the US Federal Elections" with Ms. Khadija H. Nasirova. The influence of corporations and interest groups on US elections is a much-debated issue. The issue became more pronounced after the 2010 Citizens United V. Federal Election… Continue reading Money, Campaign Finance and Elections – A Case Study of the US Federal Elections

Business360° Magazine

BRIDGING THE GAP – Emerging Technology Increase People’s Access To Finance

January 2017 remained a very important month for smartphone users in Nepal, mainly for two big reasons. First, the iPhone was celebrating its tenth anniversary and the second, Nepal Telecom (NT) was launchingLTE-based 4G services for its postpaid GSM users in Kathmandu and Pokhara effective from day one of this year. When late Apple co-founder… Continue reading BRIDGING THE GAP – Emerging Technology Increase People’s Access To Finance

The Kathmandu Post

Beware Trumponomics

The economic policies of the incoming US president do not bode well for Nepal Later today, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. When he had announced his candidacy in June 2015, no one really took him seriously. But he started winning the primaries one after another to become… Continue reading Beware Trumponomics

The Kathmandu Post

The Singapore model

What Nepal can learn from the city-state’s success in nation-building Jan 10, 2017- Foreign and Nepali politicians often refer to Singapore as one of the model nations when it comes to planning for a ‘new Nepal’, even though our own country is almost five times older than Singapore. But Singapore has come a long way… Continue reading The Singapore model

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