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George Varughese and Richard Howard

(George Varughese is Senior Strategic Advisor at Niti Foundation, a Nepali not-for-profit public interest organization that accompanies in Nepali-led public policy reform. Richard Howard is the Director of ILO Nepal.)

Secure Demographic Dividend by Attending to Nepali Youth Now

Published On: June 30, 2021 05:33 PM NPT By: George Varughese and Richard Howard

Nepal’s current positive population ratio is extremely favorable for investments in rapid economic growth and stability, as evidenced by examples from other contexts such as the East Asian economies of the latter half of the previous century. The flip side to this demographic window of opportunity is that countries with a large and growing number of unemployed young adults are vulnerable to conflicts.