Nepal falls behind in economic freedom

In the Economic Freedom of the World Report 2016 Annual Report, Nepal ranks 108th out of 159 economies, with an overall score of 6.54 (in a scale of 1 to 10 where a higher value indicates a higher level of economic freedom). Nepal has dropped two places down in the global ranking compared to last year’s […]

Top 3 reasons why Economic Freedom matters for Nepal

(This article was originally published in the national daily The Himalayan Times, Perspectives on Nov. 23, 2014) Like every year, the annual Economic Freedom of the World report 2014 was released last week. Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation is a co-publisher of the report which is produced by The Fraser Institute, Canada’s top ranked think tank. […]

Concerned about the wealth gap? Spread Economic Freedom!

Last month, international development organization Oxfam released a startling figure about the wealth gap between richest people in the world and the poorest half. According to the report, 85 of the wealthiest people in the world own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.  The figures are disturbing to anyone regardless of […]

Economic Freedom of the World 2013 launched in Nepal

In the first episode of Econ-ity, Economic Freedom of the World Report 2013 was released in Nepal and discussed upon on September 18, 2013.  The annual peer-reviewed Economic Freedom of the World report is produced by the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank, in cooperation with independent institutes in 80 nations and territories, including […]

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE

In today’s dynamic era of nation building, the European project has been hailed as a new step towards creating a free world. The same is echoed by the ‘four freedoms’ that serve as the foundations of amalgamating societies across lines of culture, traditions, history and geography. With Brexit in 2016 and the following negotiations thereafter, […]