Michael Callen/Rohini Pande/Trilochan Pokharel/ Deepak Singhania

Michael Callen is Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of the State Research Programme at the International Growth Centre (IGC). Rohini Pande is Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics at Yale University and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale. Trilochan Pokharel is Director of Studies at the Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC). Deepak Singhania is Senior Research Fellow at Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) India at LEAD at Krea University, a research partner of Governance Lab at Daayitwa.

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.