Understanding the $1.2 trillion US infrastructure bill

ITS TIME for infrastructure splurge once again in America. On November 5th the House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Infrastructure Investment and …

Economy  the_farsight

Invest more in girls' education

WITHOUT COMPREHENSIVEreforms, Nepalis unlikely to see its economy evolve into adynamic and inclusive one.YetNepal is making economic progress, thoughslowly. Growth is expected to remain modest, …

Economy  Karan Poudel

Disasters loom large in Nepal as the planet overheats. Yet it cares less?

If the mounting scientific evidence and recent surge in climate events worldwide are precursor to anything, it has to be the fact that more pronounced …

Environment  Sabin Jung Pande

The Narrow Corridor - finding balance between the state and society

COVID-19 has introduced crises across all countries on many fronts, including in Nepal. One challenge emerges with respect to individual freedom and liberty. What will …

Economy  Ashraya Dixit

Understanding banking liquidity

We often hear news that the economy or the banking industry is facing liquidity crisis. Sometimes, they say its just credit crunch silly a shortage …

Banking  Prabodh Sharma

What does the new budget have for Nepal's agriculture sector?

Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada unveiled budget plans for the upcoming fiscal year last Thursday. The new budget has some new provisions for the agriculture sector …

Economy  the_farsight

Dissecting fuel price and why Nepal should disrupt its fuel dependency?

Fuel price is one of the principal drivers of inflation that can ramp up living and business costs. This is because economies run on fuel. …

Economy  the_farsight

Nepal’s high inflation, high borrowing cost and pay gap trap

Nepals economy has been crawling as one of the least developed in the world for over decades now. That boils down to poor living standards …

Economy  Sabin Jung Pande

We are practicing bad, ill-informed and sub-optimal macroeconomics

Dr Surya Raj Acharya is a staunch advocate of infrastructure investments to stimulate Nepals economy to the next level. He stresses that some of those …

Interview  the_farsight

How Kathmandu’s lethal pollution is its worst economic adversary?

Cities on lockdown due to corona pandemic has provided a momentarily respite with improved air quality to many cities across the world including the ailing …

Economy  Sabin Jung Pande

‘GDP' & 'Development’ Lessons for Nepal

The constraints of GDP are well known bynow. We know the discourse and the paradigm shift that is being advocated. In case of Nepal, the …

Economy  the_farsight

The failures of GDP

A brief history of GDP In the history of measurement of economic development, nothing surpasses GDPs stronghold on global economies. The single statistical measure obtained …

Economy  Sabin Jung Pande

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