With a decline in younger population and rising elderly population, Nepal is ageing. What are some of the economic implications?
Nepals demography is starting to age, suggests the recently released population census 2021 which reveals a significant increase in the number of elderly individuals in …
Soaring gold prices. What’s causing it?
Its wedding season in Nepal when the families of the couples getting hitched usually invest heavily in gold ornaments but the yellow metal that has …
Triple helix model of innovation
Introduced in the 90s, the Triple Helix Model of Innovation captures the dynamic relationship and interplay between the government, industry (private sector), and academia (university). …
Nepal offers $46 billion climate investment opportunities
A study by International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2017 estimated that Nepal offers climate investment opportunities worth $46.1 billion between 2018 and 2030 in key …
How DFIs are investing in Nepal?
The financing gap faced by Nepals MSMEs and infrastructure projects has put its economy in dire straits. Low investments bring lower growth in turn, increasing …
On Nepal’s Internship Culture
A few weeks ago, I saw a post on LinkedIn with an attached poll asking whether or not interns deserved to get paid. The spur …
Economic indicators that we keep on hearing in the news. What do they say about the economy?
Over a week back, NRB released its monthly current macroeconomic and financial situation data, which provided a slight sigh of relief contrary to the notion …
Nigalya Ponyo, Habre or Red Panda: The Himalayan forest's most underrated animal faces survival threat
Recognized for its biodiversity hotspot, and with 752 one-horned rhinos and 335 wild tigers, Nepal has established a global identity through wildlife conservation. But while …
An IMF team assesses Nepal’s economy for Extended Credit Facility (ECF) extension
In the second-half of February 2023, a team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Jarkko Turunen, Deputy Division Chief and Deputy Mission Chief for …
ChatGPT: An Explainer
The internet is enchanted with ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer) at the moment an AI chatbot developed by the OpenAI foundation and launched as a …
A cup of conversation—Nabin Devkota and his unexpected Lumle coffee shop
Some 45 minutes drive away from the hustle-bustle of Pokhara, adjacent right to a single lane roadside along the Pokhara-Baglung Highway, a distinct and neatly …
Nepal’s Chhurpi export sees tremendous growth
Export of the worlds hardest cheese, Chhurpi, often called a Himalayan chewing gum, has soared in the last five fiscal years. Last fiscal year, Nepal …