Category Archives: Economy

Making Decisions During a Pandemic

Nepal is getting ready to face one of the most powerful pandemic in its history. The nation has been on a lockdown since March 22, 2020 as a preventive measure against the spread of Coronavirus. While every individual, company and city is preparing for the worst, our chance for safety lies in staying at home and stocking essential supplies.

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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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The Unexpected Aftermath of Book Tax

From the fiscal year 2019/20, the Government of Nepal has imposed a 10% custom duty on import of books. While many Nepalese readers and experts have already termed it as an unacceptable tax on knowledge, there is no doubt that this protectionist policy also comes with many long term consequences that directly affect the local consumers, industry, as well as government. 

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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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Is it time to discontinue pork barrel funds for lawmakers?

Economy Politics

Members of the House of Representatives, from both the ruling and opposition parties, have started lobbying for an increase in Local Infrastructure Development Partnership Program (LIDPP). Continue reading

Bidhyalaxmi Maharjan

About Bidhyalaxmi Maharjan

Bidhyalaxmi is working as Research & Communications Assistant at Samriddhi Foundation. She is a Master of Arts student at Madan Bhandari Memorial College.

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Khula Manch Case : Khula challenge to establishing ‘Rule of law’

The historical Khula Manch has shrunk over the years and it faced serious encroachment issue with the recent case of 52 illegal structures constructed on the northern part of Khula Manch. Continue reading

Janak Pokhrel

About Janak Pokhrel

Janak Pokhrel is a research intern at the Samriddhi Foundation. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree of Bachelors in Development Studies from the Kathmandu University. Janak has keen interest in the public policy and law, particularly of that relating to education, health and socio-economic sector of Nepal.

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Reform Agendas for the upcoming Pre-Budget Discussion

The government of Nepal must introduce the following reform agendas in the upcoming pre-budget discussion to achieve the desired economic growth:

Cross-cutting

Starting a Business:

  • Devolve business registration functions to local levels and a functioning one-window for registration
  • Develop a universal database and use compatible softwares at different government institutions to enable real-time inter-department coordination
  • Allowing incorporation of a one-man company based on a one-page AoA; building a model document for more-than-one-man private companies; and allowing nominating agents to handle the entire incorporation process in case of a public company.
  • Make a legal provision to complete industry registration within 36 hours and complete company incorporation within seven days of having filed application

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Ankshita Chaudhary

About Ankshita Chaudhary

Ankshita is working as a Research and Communications Assistant at Samriddhi Foundation.

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Supply Side Restrictions: A source of rent for the sellers

The Ministry of Home Affairs has come up with the new executive order, which if comes into action will have stricter control over the production, distribution and consumption of alcohol. One of the proposed regulations of the government is to limit the number of liquor store to two in each ward of a municipality/sub- metropolitan city/ metropolitan city and one in each ward of a rural municipality. Apart from health damages, the government asserts that alcohol consumption is one of the major reasons behind rising domestic violence, rapes and sexual abuses. In that sense, government’s intention to regulate alcohol is fairly justified. But, the consequences of such action could be completely different from what is initially intended. Continue reading

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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