Politics

Urban affair: The (un)coordination and the denial of access to drinking water

In the earlier blog, I had spoken of how the lack of coordination between local governments and federal agencies had…
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Politics

Reforms Rather than Forced Commitments

With its recent initiation, the government is planning to hold the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) at the local levels accountable by…
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Economy

Promises and Realities of FDI in Nepal

The Department of Industry (DOI) has reported an increase in FDI pledges and commitments in the last quarter. Nepal received…
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Economy

For a timely supply of fertilizers for Nepali farmers, the subsidy scheme needs reform

Like every year, Nepali farmers this year faced an acute shortage of chemical fertilizers during the paddy plantation period. Due…
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Economy

Three Reasons Why Ban on Alcohol Advertisement is Not a Judicious Policy

In the late 1990s, Nepal for the first time restricted the advertisement of alcoholic beverages in electronic media. The government…
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Economy

The government needs to refrain from blanket price control on bottled water

If your neighbourhood is like mine, which is not connected to a water supply line of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited…
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Economy Political Economy of Disaster

The kind of development that infuriates the residents

Instead of being elated for reconstruction of the Sanobharyang road connecting Nagarjun from Kathmandu ring road, the residents of a…
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Economy

Reimagining Industry Registration in Nepal

In order to start a business in Nepal, there are generally four key steps, which include: registration for the vehicle…
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Economy

Discussion on ‘Restart Asian Economies: Ideas and Actions in the Hotel Industry’ hosted by FNF

The South Asia office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom organised an online panel discussion on “Restart Asian Economies…
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Economy

Regulatory reconfiguration: The path for recovering the Nepalese economy dampened by Covid-19

State of economic recession or slowdown expected to occur amid current public health emergency and at the aftermath of series…
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Economy

Implementation Matters Now More Than Ever!

A plan without implementation holds no value. A plan if not executed, will only be limited to ideas and will…
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Economy Politics

The COVID-19 Insurance Debacle

Policy inconsistency has been a prominent factor that has stunned the economic growth of Nepal for decades. Nepalese people have…
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Economy

Status of Expenditure Framework and Mid-term Planning at Local Level

The Inter-Governmental Fiscal Arrangement(IGFA) Act 2017, makes it mandatory for all three orders of government to prepare a Mid-Term Expenditure…
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Economy

What constitutes ”essential” and who decides?

Over the lockdown and different phases of prohibitory orders, we have been hearing ‘essential business’, ‘essential workers’, ‘shop only what’s…
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Economy

Cost of ignoring reality

News of folks from Sudurpaschhim heading back to different cities of India in search of economic opportunities is beginning to…
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Economy

Help, Don’t Hinder | Support, Don’t suffocate

It is indeed a tragic time for Nepal. While the countries around the world are trying their best to withstand…
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Economy

Creating jobs post Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have led to the loss of jobs across the country. According to a…
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Economy Politics

The smoke of ultranationalism that clouds public policy sphere

Unanimity, regardless of ideological differences among the leading political parties, in sanctioning the amendment of the constitution in order to…
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Economy

Tariffs and Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought plenty of changes in our lives. Social distancing, staying indoors, virtual seminars, workshops, etc. are…
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Economy Politics

Reforming Local Governments’ Accountability Practices

Local Governments (LGs) in Nepal have been at the helm of public service delivery and governance at the block level…
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