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 …

Face Mask

Analysis April 2020

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The lockdown has created waves of political, economical, social, psychological, and health complications. Coronavirus has killed more than 210 thousand people across the globe and the number of affected has crossed three million.

Covid Pandemic

Analysis March 2020

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SUMMARY As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a …

Analysis February 2020

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Summary As of March 31, 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 has reached 38,749 with 801,061 infections confirmed in 200 countries and territories around the world, including the spread through two ships; nearly 172,317 people have recovered. Nepal hasn’t remained untouched by the pandemic, and the government hastily announced a …

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 …

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MONTHLY ANALYSIS – September 2019

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Summary China intensified its political and public diplomacy in September setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, scheduled for October 12 to 13. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit was followed by that of a delegation of the Chinese Communist Party which participated in a joint symposium with …