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Kedar Neupane

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Failing on economy

Published On: September 29, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Political economy and interdependence refer to bonding relationships where parties mutually rely on each other, adapting to better management of harmony, togetherness and autonomy. This requires letting go co-dependence, ego and extreme independence. However, socio-cultural environmental norms teach us to be strong, never to be weak or reveal weaknesses to others or depend on others. Growing up in such a socio-cultural setting might keep us disconnected from developments and trends occurring elsewhere.

Expediting development

Published On: July 21, 2019 08:29 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

A follow-up interaction session between National Planning Commission (NPC), attended by a senior member of the commission, and Nepal Policy Institute (NPI) was held in Bangkok on May 29 this year. During the session, NPI recalled priority issues which were proposed as development planning goals in areas of (1) food security, for Nepal’s imports of basic food items have not abated (2) lifting restrictions on foreign direct investment and (3) inducting economic diplomacy as top foreign policy instrument.

Planning for development

Published On: May 1, 2019 01:25 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Last March one event related to the preparation of long-term periodic development plan for Nepal was discussed at the Development Council chaired by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Earlier to that, Nepal Policy Institute (NPI), together with some Nepali diaspora scholars, had organized an interaction program in Bangkok with Vice-Chair of National Planning Commission (NPC) and senior government officials.

Restricting investment

Published On: March 14, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Nepal must adopt liberal laws and provide much better opportunities than other Asian countries if it is to become an attractive foreign investment destination

Road to misrule

Published On: January 9, 2019 01:30 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Lawmakers must act on measures to curb abuse of authority and impose harsh sanctions against those implicated and accused of robbing tax payers

Toward better economy

Published On: May 16, 2018 12:29 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Nepal’s economy would have long collapsed without remittances for imports have sky-rocketed while exports continue to plummet

Missed opportunities

Published On: May 6, 2018 12:42 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Two economically powerful countries are our permanent neighbors. They should be Nepal’s natural strategic partners for development.

Way forward for Nepal

Published On: February 14, 2018 12:31 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Way forward is embracing economic pragmatism based on market alliance, trade, and technology with robust social compact.

Failing SAARC

Published On: October 18, 2016 12:25 AM NPT By: Kedar Neupane

Nepal no longer carries any moral and political weight to influence events in South Asia