Women working to plant saplings in Rupani VDC of Nepal. These women get Rs 2 per sapling planted and they plant around 500 to 600 saplings a day. This has made them economically empowered. When women are economically empowered, they empower their family. Women get voice from economic freedom. When they do not have this work, they find work as labourers.

Analysis June 2020

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SUMMARY Nepal is often found torn between its two powerful neighbors — India and China. The country finds it hard to strike a balance between its allies and even more so when it becomes the battleground. While India and China both continuously try to ‘expend their influence’ by negating each …

Analysis May 2020

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Summary COVID-19 Eight deaths and more than 1,500 infected people. Nepal’s infection rate has doubled in mere six days. A sense of dread has seeped into everyone’s mind. With the ‘just barely there’ health infrastructure in the country, one question haunts – what will happen if a full-blown COVID-19 infection …

Analysis January 2020

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Summary There is no human control over natural disasters, but there are always small ways to improve the lives of the people affected with those disasters. Improving public health is a key to prepare for epidemics. However, COVID-19, which is turning out to be a pandemic, has unveiled the unpreparedness …

News February 2019

“Samriddh Nepal, Sukhi Nepali”

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“Samriddh Nepal, Sukhi Nepali” was promised by PM Oli on assuming office in 2018. Has Nepal moved forward since? Is the Prime Minister doing anything to keep his words or was it merely an act of securing votes? Will Nepal attract business and investments from foreign countries?   Since the …

COVID-19

News Digest (August 6 – August 12, 2020)

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The Ministry of Health and Population has said that the risk of COVID-19 will continue in Nepal until the virus is contained in India. 33 people died in a week from August 5 to August 12 due to COVID-19.

Food Crisis

The Looming Food Crisis

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Nepal government imposed a lockdown in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. This also resulted in Nepal closing its border with India for human movement but remained open for consignments and shipments transport. The pandemic has inevitably brought many difficulties in all spheres of life from macro-economic degradation …

News Digest (July 30 – August 5, 2020)

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News Digest (July 30 – August 5, 2020) Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The152 members of the Central Working Committee of NCP demanded a meeting to settle the ongoing dispute within the party as soon as possible.[1] The members who submitted the written statement for the same are close …