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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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Continuing Top-Down Approach to Combat Covid-19 Might be a Bad Idea

Tackling a social calamity is not like fighting a war which works best when a leader can use top-down power to order everyone to do what the leader wants — with no need for consultation. In contrast, what is needed for dealing with a social calamity is participatory governance and alert public discussion.

Amartya Sen

The above statement holds equally true for the current circumstances facing Nepal.

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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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Pandemic is testing the government today; policy will, tomorrow

Well it goes without saying that the Covid-19 crisis has put the current government through its biggest test thus far. At a time when countries who are much more advanced than us in medical as well as general economic terms are barely holding up against the pandemic, underdeveloped countries like ours with limited fiscal and administrative capacities were bound to struggle – big time. How well we’ve responded as a country under the given context, I’ll let you be the judge.  Continue reading

Akash Shrestha

About Akash Shrestha

Akash Shrestha is a researcher at Samriddhi Foundation where his focus areas are investment laws, public enterprises and education.

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