Nepal economy

Public debt debates under federal Nepal

In May 2018, immediately after taking the oath for the seventh Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad had announced to take measures to control his country’s escalating public debt. Few days later, his government announced to reducing Ministers’ remuneration by ten percent, canceling the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high-speed train and requesting citizens to… Continue reading Public debt debates under federal Nepal

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Remittance Economy and Nepal

Last month, after the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) released alarming data on declining net remittance inflows into the country in recent months, the country’s major newspapers covered those updates with much priority – few even explained the recent updates by linking them with the infamous “Dutch Disease” syndrome. In addition, some of the local policy… Continue reading Remittance Economy and Nepal

The Kathmandu Post

Karnali 2.0

The picturesque region is rich in resources that makes one optimistic about its future What comes to your mind when you hear the term ‘Karnali’? You might instantly imagine a place that lacks basic infrastructure and institutions essential to drive local level economic opportunities. Or you might think of a place that has one of… Continue reading Karnali 2.0

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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

In Media

‘Make Me See’ dispelling darkness

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The idea of giving back to the community has never been confined to the categorical divisions of age, sex, class and profession. Humanitarian work is better evaluated and analyzed by the feasible and fruitful outcomes it tends to draw to a concerned group of people. ‘Make Me See’ (MMS) is a social… Continue reading ‘Make Me See’ dispelling darkness

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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

The Kathmandu Post

Nudges for betterment

Political parties contesting achievable goals, accompanied by an aware voter base, would set Nepal in the right direction The importance of behavioural sciences in economic decision-making has gained new momentum, especially after the Nobel Prize Committee conferred this year’s prize in Economic Sciences on Chicago Booth Professor Richard H Thaler, often credited as the father… Continue reading Nudges for betterment

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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