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Surath Giri and Saurabh Shah

The authors are associated with the Global Shapers Kathmandu Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum

Reframing Our Youth Employment Problem

Published On: July 15, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Surath Giri and Saurabh Shah

The crux of the COVID-19 employment impact lies in underemployment, which globally has contributed more to estimated job losses (in work hours) than unemployment and whose impact is potentially longer term. Given our pre-existing problem of underemployment, especially among youth in the 25-39 age group, this represents an unprecedented employment challenge considering that we are right in the middle of our demographic dividend.

Scaling up entrepreneurship

Published On: June 26, 2019 01:00 AM NPT By: Surath Giri and Saurabh Shah

Most entrepreneurs in Nepal struggle to survive. Scaling up and building a world-class business is a far cry for many of them, leading to mental health crisis in entrepreneurial community