Might Does Not Make Right

Published On: May 9, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Pertti Anttinen, Gilles Bourbao, Nona Deprez and Dr. Thomas Prinz

War has returned to Europe. Almost thirty years after the Yugoslav wars, civil defense sirens again went off in the heart of a European capital.

Local Governments: Responsibilities and Requirements

Published On: May 5, 2022 11:30 AM NPT By: Rajendra Prasad Koirala

The local governments receive conditional money from the federal and provincial governments. That may not address all local needs. So, the local rulers should focus on planning and economic autonomy.

Roti-Beti, Electricity, Connectivity, Security and Beyond

Published On: May 4, 2022 08:29 AM NPT By: Samar SJB Rana

For India, if it is insecure about losing its foothold in South-Asia to China, then it is time to look beyond the Roti-Beti rhetoric and focus on its neighbours’ economic aspirations.

Decentralizing Banking in Federal Nepal

Published On: May 2, 2022 04:01 PM NPT By: Bhuvan Dahal

Banks need to revise their premium rates, mainly for the businesses at the local level, to ensure financial decentralization in the federal system.

Making Nepal Prosperous: The Way Forward

Published On: May 1, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Suyesh Raj Pyakurel

Although a small country geographically, Nepal is extremely rich in terms of ecology, biodiversity, cultural diversity, arts and culture, and production, consumption and distribution patterns. Nepal’s unique location between two giant economies — India and China — which have been achieving robust economic growths over the past few decades, provides it a golden opportunity to achieve prosperity. This article tries to highlight nine ways the government bodies and other stakeholders concerned can pursue to chart Nepal’s path to economic development.

The Israeli Model of Agriculture: Lessons for Nepal

Published On: April 30, 2022 05:25 PM NPT By: Dr Anjan Shakya

Nepal has been called an agricultural country for the past several centuries. However, this seems to be limited only to slogans. The overall agriculture sector in Nepal has not received priority even as this sector can create a wave of development in Nepal. About 65 percent of Nepali people are currently involved in agriculture. The development index is still negative even as nearly two-thirds of the country's total population is involved in this sector.

Russia-Ukraine War: Failure of Global Diplomacy

Published On: April 30, 2022 10:15 AM NPT By: Shambhu Ram Simkhada

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is being compared to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia. Indeed, if Cambodia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and now Ukraine are to keep repeating, where then is the value of the UN?

The Great Resignation: A Workers’ Revolution and Its Economic Impact

Published On: April 29, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Kanchan Rauniyar

Since it seems that high staff swirl is going to reside now for a while, the existing companies should reengineer their retention strategies.

First Five Years of Federalism in Nepal

Published On: April 25, 2022 04:39 PM NPT By: Dr Khim Lal Devkota

The greatest achievement of federalism is peace. There is peace throughout the country. We can simply compare the situation of terror during the conflict period and the situation now. If there were no peace in the country, then perhaps nothing would make sense.

Solutions to the Crisis of Depleting Forex Reserves

Published On: April 16, 2022 06:30 AM NPT By: Lokesh Todi

A drastic increase in the import of goods is the primary reason why Nepal’s foreign reserves have been depleting. In the first eight months of FY 21/22, Nepal’s import bill increased by USD 2.82 billion or 36.1%, compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year.