Tourism-dependent small businesses are suffering from long covid

Thamel is a crowded, noisy place these days. But not from taxis honking their way through its narrow streets, rickshaws and street dogs searching for …

Business  Karan Poudel

What soaring fertiliser prices mean for Nepal

Fertiliser prices nearly doubled between mid-2020 and the end of 2021. Since the start of the year, prices have yet again risen by more than …

Economy  Karan Poudel

The reasons behind vast informal economy and lacklustre growth of businesses

Kamal runs a profitable business in Kathmandu city manufacturing plastics for food packaging. Despite his business flair, Kamal does not want to scale up his …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Nepal’s chronic fertiliser crisis: Can organic be the solution?

Nepals fertiliser crisis is turning chronic now with farmers having to go through the ordeal of not getting the required quantity of fertiliser at the …

Economy  Sushmita Sharma

Why Nepali politicians should watch Shark Tank India

Reality TV show Shark Tank India, was a riveting experience for everyday Indian viewers and entrepreneurs alike. It gave budding Indian entrepreneurs an opportunity to …

Business  Karan Poudel and Sabin Jung Pande

From farm to fork: Understanding how food chain works in Rupandehi, the breadbasket of Lumbini

Farmers are our lifeline. As long as there are farmers, there is life in the world. The food they produce reaches us through various channels …

Economy  Sushmita Sharma

Women in banking leadership: A grim reality

WOMEN OCCUPY ALMOST 40% OF THE WORKFORCE in the commercial (A-class) banking sector, but our research reveals the grim realities of women having a hard …

Banking  Ayusha Chalise and Sabin Jung Pande

“We see cities as the arena to build the next era of civilization”

Arriving at a large commercial building in Teku, I climbed four long flights of stairs plastered with posters of Goddess Lakshmi to the workspace of …

Interview  Aakriti Maya Aryal

Nepal has the Sri Lankan experience to learn from

In 2011, when Sri Lanka was at the peak of its economic and financial success, the notion the country might one day face its worst-ever …

Economy  Karan Poudel

How the pandemic affected Nepali MSMEs, and the outcomes of COVID-19 MSME Fund Nepal

THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL OF THE COVID PANDEMIC in 2020 dealt a heavy blow to Nepals economy. All kinds of businesses were affected in some ways. …

Business  the_farsight

Exploring the water, energy, food, and ecosystems nexus in the Ganges Basin

On April 6,the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) along with several other CGIAR (Consultative Group on International …

Environment  Aakriti Maya Aryal

The promise and pitfalls of the nexus approach in Nepal

DEMAND FOR RESOURCES, such as agricultural land and energy, has increased substantially over the last decades. And this has catapulted increasing competition, often leading to …

Environment  Aakriti Maya Aryal

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