Econ-ity » Blog Archives

Author Archives: Roopali Bista

Roopali Bista

About Roopali Bista

Roopali is working as an assistant researcher at Samriddhi Foundation.

Proceedings Report on consultation for Improving Business Environment in Birendranagar Municipality

With the promulgation of the new Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in September 2015, Nepal switched from a unitary system of governance to a federal system with three parallel forms of government – the federal, the provincial and the local. The Constitution confers both legislative and executive powers to all three forms of government. Schedule 8 of the Constitution of Nepal particularly confers exclusive power to the Local Governments on 22 matters, including matters relating to public finance (raising taxes, fees, and fines), management of local services, local infrastructures, local statistics and records, and local market. Furthermore, the Constitution also enshrines ‘prosperity’ as a national agenda. Along this end, creating employment through necessary economic policy reforms for an investment-friendly business environment has been widely accepted as Nepal’s mantra of prosperity. Having legislative and executive powers that can be exercised to achieve the goal of prosperity creates space for local governments to forge a shared vision of growth and prosperity together with local stakeholders.   Continue reading

Roopali Bista

About Roopali Bista

Roopali is working as an assistant researcher at Samriddhi Foundation.

Published by:

Unintended Consequences of Unthoughtful Orders

The executive order that prohibits selling, distributing and drinking alcohol outdoors in hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars is done with the intention to reduce the consumption of alcohol in Nepal but instead, this will have unintended consequences. There will be a decline in the amusement, entertainment and hospitality industries as most of them profit from selling legal alcohol. Continue reading

Roopali Bista

About Roopali Bista

Roopali is working as an assistant researcher at Samriddhi Foundation.

Published by: