The government of K P Sharma Oli has not been able to do much about improving Nepal’s economic indicators. Where did it go wrong? What is the state of our economy at the moment and what are the areas the government must focus on through the upcoming budget? Economist Biswo Poudel provided specific answers to these questions in an interview with Mahabir Paudyal and Sagar Ghimire.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Most of the economic indicators have worsened in the first three quarters of the current fiscal year 2018/19, compared to a year ago.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Province 3 has the highest per capita income with people here earning an average US$ 1,534 annually while Province 7 has the lowest per capita income of $660, shows a recent statistics prepared by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

KATHMANDU, March 10: Province 6, 7, and 2 lag behind in overall development indicators, while the indicators of province 3 are at the top in almost all categories, says a study report on Nepal’s provinces.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has become optimistic about the economic outlook of the country, citing that the most of the macroeconomic and financial indicators for the country are heading toward an improvement in the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal has met the requirements for 16 indicators out of 20 in the scorecard of the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for fiscal year 2017, bolstering its prospect to be reselected for the funding of a compact program.