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“The great equalizer” in a nutshell

Many have described the pandemic situation as a great equalizer among the rich and the poor and everyone in between. But in reality, the unfathomable circumstances have been anything but that. 

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Suzana Thapa Shrish

About Suzana Thapa Shrish

Suzana Thapa Shrish works as a Research and Communications Assistant at Samriddhi Foundation. She aspires to focus her researches on Education Policies that will allow her to lay a solid foundation to navigate the current developments in contemporary pedagogical policy & practice and deliver tangible outcomes in the educational domain of Nepal.

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Education and Bad Political Leadership

F.A Hayek through his book “The Road to Serfdom” argued that in a socialist polity the worst always gets on top. To think about it, even in a social democracy, we tend to give power to the few over majority. This implies that there is a constant race among different political parties or individuals to grab power and rule over the majority.

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Ayushma Maharjan

About Ayushma Maharjan

Ayushma Maharjan pursued development finance as part of her undergraduate education. She is currently working as the Research and Communications Officer. She has been focusing on writing blogs and articles and has been researching on contemporary economic issues of Nepal. She aspires to craft conducive reforms through evidence-based policy making and redefine the policy discourse in Nepal .

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Economic Crisis With and Without Lockdown

World economy has already been hit by recession owing to the corona virus crisis. Various estimates show that a deeper recession is looming large. Much of the reason behind the recession is accredited to draconian measures such as complete lockdown opted by the governments around the world to contain the contagion. Nevertheless, reckoning that the recession could have been completely avoided if these measures were not placed would be a biased analysis. But, if not for the lockdown, severity of the recession would not be the same.

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Ashesh Shrestha

About Ashesh Shrestha

Ashesh Shrestha is an independent researcher. He has an Economics background and is interested in Monetary economics and Public finance.

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The role of government to incentivize domestic tourism in order to revive the tourism industry

Incoming foreign tourist numbers in Nepal may remain suppressed for the earlier half of the decade as potential tourists can be expected to be less confident in traveling overseas destinations as Nepal in where the ability and effectiveness of the government to ensure tourist safety and handle crisis situations is uncertain. Given that, international tourism is likely to face significant disruption, and therefore the Nepalese tourism industry may again have to depend on domestic tourism to prevent the industry from hard landing.

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Prience Shrestha

About Prience Shrestha

Prience works in the research department at Samriddhi Foundation. And, he attempts to specialize in the field of Development Economics

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NAC: Failure is becoming the new normal.

This month, a couple of news regarding Nepal Airlines Corporation and its demand for Rs. 4 billion to purchase new aircraft popped up, and the enterprise expected the funds would be arranged through the upcoming budget. 

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Anushruti Adhikari

About Anushruti Adhikari

Anushruti is a Research Intern at Samriddhi Foundation. She is a Graduate Student of Bachelors in Business Administration- Specialization in Banking and Insurance. She is interested in Economics, Policy Research and Analysis

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६२ प्रतिशत रोजगारीलाई ध्यान दिउँ

नोभेल कोरोना भाइरस (कोभिड – १९) महामारीलाई दोस्रो विश्वयुद्ध पछि मानवताले सामना गरेको सबैभन्दा डरलाग्दो संकटको रूपमा लिइएकोछ । यो कुराले जनमानसमा थप त्रास सिर्जना गर्ने भएता पनि हामीले यसलाई नकार्न सक्दैनौँ । यो महामारी हालसम्म २१० देश र क्षेत्रमा फैलिसकेर २९ लाख भन्दा बढी मानिसहरुमा देखापरिसकेको छ भने दुई लाख भन्दा बढीको  मृत्‍युको कारक बनिसकेको छ  ।   स्वास्थ्यकर्मीहरु यस रोगका बिरामीको उपचारका लागि अहोरात्र खटिरहेक छन् भने वैज्ञानीकहरु यस रोगको उपचार पत्ता लगाउनका लागि पुरै लागिपरेका छन् । तर दुर्भाग्यवस, हाल सम्म कुनै ठोस सफलता हासिल पर्न सकेका छैन । सार्वजनिक स्वास्थ्यमा परेको यो संकटले आफ्नो साथमा आर्थिक संकट पनि ल्याउँदैछ । यद्यपि, आर्थिक संकट यो महामारीको प्रत्यक्ष प्रभाव नभईकन माहामरीलाई फैलन नदिन गरिएको रोकथाम विधिको उपज हो ।भाइरसको फैलावटलाई नियन्त्रण गर्न अपनाइएका बिधिहरु — सामाजिक दूरी, क्वारेन्टिन  , शैक्षिक संस्था बन्दी र अनावश्यक व्यवसाय बन्दी  देखी पूर्ण तालाबन्दीले आर्थिक क्रियाकलापलाई ठप्प बनाएको छ। हामीले  दुबै  — स्वास्थ्य र आर्थिक संकट — समाना गर्नुपर्ने अवस्था छ, र कुनै एउटालाई रोकथाम गर्न खोज्दा अर्कोको जोखिम बढ्ने देखिन्छ । अहिले हामीले दुबै महामारी र आर्थिक मन्दीको वक्रलाई समतल पार्नुपर्ने अभूतपूर्व चुनौती सामना गरिरहेकाछौँ । तथापी हाल महामारीको वक्रलाई समतल पार्नुले बढी प्राथमिकता पाएको छ जसका कारण आर्थिक मन्दीको वक्र गहरिंदै जाने सम्भावना बढेको छ ।

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Ashesh Shrestha

About Ashesh Shrestha

Ashesh Shrestha is an independent researcher. He has an Economics background and is interested in Monetary economics and Public finance.

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