KATHMANDU, April 2: Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel has urged all government ministries to propose programs that can be implemented through the next fiscal year’s budget.

Reimagining governance

April 29, 2020 16:00 pm

Many countries have implemented lockdown hoping to reverse epidemic growth by decreasing infection numbers to low levels by social distancing the entire population as coronavirus continues to spread globally. As a result, the global economy faces the worst recession since the Great Depression. This has come about because of the overtly hierarchical bureaucratic structures of the World Health Organization (WHO) and most governments around the world are not designed to be agile and responsive to tackle a global pandemic such as COVID-19. There is no denying that the pandemic has exposed a crisis of global governance. Maybe now is the right time to reimagine governance for the hyper globalized, overpopulated, and digitalized world of the 21st century.

Reforming Planning Commission

December 18, 2018 01:30 am

Development planning is a political process. National Planning Commission, as part of that machinery, belongs in the Prime Minister’s Office