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

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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Barriers to Innovative Entrepreneurship in Nepal

It is natural that people from different parts of Nepal, depending upon their backgrounds and levels of understanding, will explain reasons behind country's poor economic performance in different ways. Despite all these differences, in my personal opinion, they agree on one fact - innovation drives economic growth. In fact, in 2015's Enterprising States and Cities… Continue reading Barriers to Innovative Entrepreneurship in Nepal

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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

Can Nepalis Think?

There are three groups of people in this country—complainers, planners and doers Can Nepalis think? This is perhaps one of the most common questions to which thousands of countrymen are seeking a sincere answer. I see all of them considering the problems that modern Nepal faces and the events that led to the current situation.… Continue reading Can Nepalis Think?

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Links for 20/11/16

America's surprising views on income inequality Child labour in India: an uncertain future? Could Poverty be History? Nepali Migrants In India Struggling To Cope With Demonetisation Progress Isn't Natural Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It. The effect of migration on foreign direct investment What economists think about Donald Trump’s 100-day plan What… Continue reading Links for 20/11/16