The buck stops with Putin

Published On: September 18, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Nina L Khrushcheva

Putin created a system that places him at its center. In Russia, that is where all responsibility is to be found.

What will South Asia look like after the pandemic?

Published On: September 18, 2020 05:47 PM NPT By: Valerie Mercer-Blackman and Jagadish Prasad Bista

Some of the knock-on effects on the economy are yet to be felt, and in most countries in South Asia we are not yet out of the first wave of the pandemic.

Why we need national volunteering policy

Published On: September 17, 2020 01:51 PM NPT By: Simone Galimberti

Recently Youth Advocacy Nepal organized a virtual workshop on the rationale of drafting a volunteerism policy in Nepal. For those who follow me, this is a subject I am deeply passionate about and I truly believe that drafting and implementing such policy could be a big game-changer for Nepal.

Together for global peace and wellbeing

Published On: September 17, 2020 12:50 PM NPT By: Rajendra Senchurey

The global havoc caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has once again made the world leaders come together in containing this menacing virus. The proponents of ultra-nationalism have extended their hands for both helping and getting help even from their inimical states. The virus has impacted the world to the extent of igniting a debate on rechristening the era after this pandemic as After Corona (AC). This is a great call, after World War-II that formed the United Nations, to work together in addressing global challenges collectively.

We recommend a new funding model to address COVID-19 and floods

Published On: September 17, 2020 12:33 PM NPT By: Michael Callen/Rohini Pande/Trilochan Pokharel/ Deepak Singhania

Nepal’s new federal institutions are up against a formidable set of disasters: the COVID-19 pandemic and severe floods, along with the imminent lean season. The federal, provincial, and local levels of government need to coordinate to rise to these challenges. A large-scale survey of provincial and local government officials suggests that a data-driven approach to allocating funds can help.

The V-shaped recovery marches on

Published On: September 16, 2020 01:16 PM NPT By: Jim O’Neill

LONDON – Large swaths of the global economy are exhibiting traditional signs of a V-shaped recovery from the pandemic-induced collapse this spring. The monthly indicators for many countries show vigorous rebounds in June and July, with 10-15 percent projected growth in real (inflation-adjusted) GDP in the third quarter, all else being equal.

Keeping judiciary independent

Published On: September 16, 2020 01:05 PM NPT By: Birendra Madai

Judicial independence is an essential feature of liberal democracy.The United Nations Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary provide that it is the duty of all governmental and other institutions to respect and observe the independence of the judiciary.

Saving jobs during Covid crisis

Published On: September 15, 2020 12:10 PM NPT By: Nhasala Joshi and Shweta Acharya

Nepal, in the past decade, has nearly halved the percentage of the population living under poverty even though the economic growth of the nation as a whole has been considerably low. During the period, Nepal went through devastating earthquakes in 2015 which terribly affected the country’s economy, but managed to recover in a couple of years. In 2019, the growth rate in GDP of Nepal was 6.7 percent. With the increase in GDP and per capita income, the living standard of households has significantly improved resulting in increased household spending on better health, education, wellbeing and going beyond daily necessities to creating means for additional income sources.

Five years after the constitution, where do we stand?

Published On: September 15, 2020 10:00 AM NPT By: Jivesh Jha

The federal democratic republican constitution of Nepal is turning five this Asoj 3 (September 19). The document, in principle, addresses the needs and aspirations of the citizens who are united together for the purpose of resisting external intervention, upholding rule of law and preservation of sovereignty and integrity.

My address to the UNGA

Published On: September 14, 2020 03:40 PM NPT By: Jaya Raj Acharya

My ancestors regarded this planet earth as a nest (yatra visvanm bhavatyekaneeda) and all of us as chicks living in it. If this nest falls apart or is infected by some viruses as COVID-19, can any one of us remain unaffected?