KATHMANDU, May 26: The National Assembly has begun deliberations on the government’s policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2022/23. The policies and programs for the new fiscal year were presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari before a joint session of the Federal Parliament on May 24.
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.