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Tourism Industry : So much to do, so little data

The tourism industry has come to an absolute halt since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown on March 24, and with every single day that it is extended, the industry loses millions of rupees. From the local guides to the large enterprises, everyone is tasting the bitterness of the sector’s vegetative state while discussions regarding the hows, whats and whens of reviving it are on the rise. 

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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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Access to Education During Crisis

With Nepal adopting a nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, all schools within the country have been ordered to shut down and are likely to remain closed for an indefinite period of time.

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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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Molding education in the face of the pandemic

In the wake of the never-ending situation brought forward by the pandemic, many sectors of the economy have been hard hit; to the point that now it requires years to bounce back to normal. And on the upfront viewpoint, what could be the definition of normal anyway? And will the notion of new normal incorporate to the new façade of education?

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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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Sporadic market inspections do little to protect the consumer’s interest

Among many things dominating the news headlines alongside the Covid-19 are news reports of the Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection Management punishing firms for cheating customers. With increasing complaints of high prices of goods, many businesses; vegetable sellers, retailers, fruit shops, and supermarkets are facing penalties. However, sporadic inspections do little to protect consumers from being ripped off by fraudulent businesses. What it does, instead, is create an environment of fear for businesses.

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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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Is Democracy Dying in Nepal?

This question lingers in the minds of many.  

Levitsky and Ziblatt in their book, “How Democracies Die” depicts four characteristics of an authoritarian behavior:

  • The rejection, in words or action, of the democratic rules of the game
  • The denial of the legitimacy of political opponents
  • Toleration or encouragement of violence and 
  • A willingness to curtail civil liberties of opponents, including the media.
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