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

Battle for mayorship: Who should win?

IN SEPTEMBER 2021,A10 YEAR BOY DIED after falling into an open sewer at Kapan, Budhanilkantha. Nobody was held accountable. With the pandemic, businesses had to …

Politics  the_farsight

Is the independence of Nepal Rastra Bank under threat from politics?

CRITICS OF NEPAL RASTRA BANK(NRB), the central bank of Nepal, like to say that its not doing enough for the economy. Such statement islikely to …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Why are there a few patents in Nepal?

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 50 MILLION PATENTShave been granted globally. So far more than 70 patents have been registered in Nepal, compared with Bangladeshs 68 …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Sri Lanka is facing its worst-ever economic crisis

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW what policy missteps can do to a country, look no further than Sri Lanka. The ongoing deepening economic crisis was …

International  Karan Poudel

City Space and Life then, 150 years ago - A presentation of concept and realities

Introduction DR. H. AMBROSE OLDFIELD VISITED and stayed in Nepalin the first half of nineteenth century. On exhibition is what he saw. These collections of …

Environment  Sudarshan Raj Tiwari

Public transport system financing around the world: Lessons for Nepal

NEPAL IS INCREASINGLY being exposed to the malign forces of bad public transport systems, particularly cities. Take its capital Kathmandu, for instance. Its population has …

Economy  the_farsight

What are central bank digital currencies—and why are central banks creating them?

TO RETAIN CONTROL of their monetary systems, which are increasingly being threatened by the rise of online payments and the gradual demise of cash, global …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Nepal grapples with rising inflation

INFLATION IS RUNNING HOTin Nepal. It stands at 5.03%, compared with 3.60% last year. Rising prices in petroleum, service, transport, foods have pushed inflation to …

Economy  Karan Poudel

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