How AI can promote social good

Published On: September 23, 2019 09:03 AM NPT By: Hala Hanna and Vilas Dhar

BOSTON – Artificial intelligence is now increasingly present in corporate and government decision-making. And although AI tools are still largely in the hands of institutions that focus on profit before purpose, these new technologies could be equally powerful in promoting social good.

Are social protection programs a liability?

Published On: September 23, 2019 01:29 AM NPT By: Biswo Poudel

Social protection programs are generally popular: they are important instruments of wealth redistribution and even if they are not considered equalizers, they are programs in the right direction.

How do we achieve sustainable agriculture growth?

Published On: September 23, 2019 12:24 AM NPT By: Bhairab Raj Kaini

Nepal is a food deficit country, importing both cereals and high-value agriculture commodities due mainly to slow agricultural growth rates. The government’s commitment to check the country’s ever widening trade deficit by boosting farm production is difficult to achieve unless implementation is improved.

Getting youth back to agriculture

Published On: September 22, 2019 02:00 AM NPT By: Manita Raut

Agriculture can be shaped as an attractive sector for youths. For this, we have to move beyond subsistence resource intensive agriculture while still maintaining traditional indigenous knowledge

Rethinking research

Published On: September 22, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

We must make research a number-one social mission of higher education, make funding for public universities contingent on research productivity and revamp faculty evaluation and promotion to advance research

Electrifying Nepal

Published On: September 22, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Aashish Chalise

How can we get electricity faster to Nepalis in a more sustainable way, while having it positioned for the future? Distributed generation is the answer

The return of fiscal policy

Published On: September 22, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Jim O’Neill

Policymakers around the world are coming to realize that it is neither wise nor feasible to rely constantly on central banks for economic-policy support

Personal drone and tattered jama

Published On: September 21, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Hemant Arjyal

Recent impromptu verbal outbursts against the sitting civil aviation minister has more to do with deep frustrations among paying passengers for having made to wait for someone as if they did not matter

On autumn glory

Published On: September 21, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Babu Ram Neupane

Nature looks uniquely splendid in the autumn. Its anarchic arrival is palpable when village farmers paint their exterior home walls with various colors

Welcome the volunteers

Published On: September 21, 2019 12:00 AM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

The upcoming arrival of Chinese volunteer teachers to Nepal can help reframe the debate on the role and contributions of international volunteers