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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.