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 …

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 …

Links for 22/12/16

Are India and Pakistan set for water wars? Explaining inequality Is This The End Of American Hegemony? Japan extends Rs15.1b to build Nagdhunga tunnel On China: A Conversation With Larry Summers Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

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. …

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 …

Links for 18/11/16

Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump's America Demystifying Economic Inequality in Nepal Donald Trump’s First, Alarming Week as President-Elect Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy India: Narendra Modi’s bonfire of the rupees Joy to the world South Korea’s Leadership Crisis The Two Americas of 2016 We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail Thomas …

Links for 17/11/16

An Asian Poverty Line? Issues and Options Facebook supports NGOs with release of emerging markets population data How Facebook divides us How ill are our political leaders? India Sees Cash Ban Exposing $74 Billion of Unaccounted Money Take note TPP Could Go Forward without the United States

Links for 08/11/16

A Sea Change: The New Migration from sub-Saharan Africa Aid in kind - Free two shoes An Agenda for Inclusive Growth China’s New Cybersecurity Rules May Block Western Innovation Donald Trump and a World of Distrust Gwadar, ‘the great monument to Pakistan-China friendship’ Know your facts: Poverty numbers New Chinese ambassador Yu arrives in Kathmandu …