The Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) is a Kathmandu-based policy think tank. It generates evidence-based debates on contemporary policy issues in Nepal and Asia for both the public and private sectors. The institution currently works on high policy priority areas through four research centers – the Center for New Economy and Inequality (CNEI), the Center for Strategic Affairs (CSA), the Center for Governance Studies (CGS), and the Center for Human Development (CHD).

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

South Asia Bulletin – Vol 2, Issue 6 | February 2024

South Asia Bulletin – Vol 2, Issue 6 | February 2024

In January 2024, elections in Bangladesh continued the status quo, with Sheikh Hashina’s Awami League winning the elections. However, Pakistan’s election surprised the establishment as jailed leader Imran Khan-supported independent candidates won the most seats. Modi finally inaugurated the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, fulfilling BJP’s three-decade-old promise, bolstering his position ahead of national elections later this year. Meanwhile, Xi acknowledged troubles in the Chinese economy for the first time.

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Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

The second edition of Nepal Competitiveness Index evaluates Nepal’s seven provinces across 64 indicators in areas like macroeconomic stability, government framework, and quality of life. Bagmati province leads in competitiveness, while Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces face challenges. In addition, the NCI 2024 also assesses seven provinces’ digital competitiveness. The report aims to guide policymakers in fostering inclusive growth and prosperity in Nepal’s all seven provinces.

PRESS RELEASE DOCUMENT – Release of the Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

PRESS RELEASE DOCUMENT – Release of the Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

The Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) and the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, are delighted to announce the release of the Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024 Report. This collaborative endeavor between NIPoRe and ACI meticulously examines the socio-economic competitiveness of Nepal’s provincial units. The comprehensive report evaluates Nepal’s provinces based on 64 indicators spanning four crucial domains: macroeconomic stability, government and institutional framework, financial landscape, business environment, workforce conditions, and quality of life along with infrastructure development. This edition represents the second iteration of the report, following its debut in 2022. Additionally, the report features an addendum focusing on the digital competitiveness of the seven provinces.

Economy Fact 4 – Fourth Nepal Living Standards Survey and Poverty in Nepal

Economy Fact 4 – Fourth Nepal Living Standards Survey and Poverty in Nepal

Nepal’s National Statistics Office has recently published the Fourth Nepal Living Standard Survey 2024 summary report. According to the survey, utilizing an adjusted poverty line, 20.27 percent of Nepal’s population falls below this revised threshold, with differing outcomes observed among urban, rural, and Kathmandu Valley inhabitants.

The video offers a concise overview of the primary findings from the NLSS-IV.

Governance Fact 2 – Ride-Sharing Platforms Get An Industrial Classification Status in Nepal

Governance Fact 2 – Ride-Sharing Platforms Get An Industrial Classification Status in Nepal

Nepal has recently amended the Industrial Enterprise Act 2020 to legalize and regulate all ride-sharing platforms operating within the country. However, it’s worth noting that this development only occurred seven years after their operations in Nepal. This brief video highlights significant events between 2017 and 2024, providing insights into the journey of ride-sharing platforms in Nepal thus far.

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Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

The second edition of Nepal Competitiveness Index evaluates Nepal’s seven provinces across 64 indicators in areas like macroeconomic stability, government framework, and quality of life. Bagmati province leads in competitiveness, while Sudurpaschim and Karnali provinces face challenges. In addition, the NCI 2024 also assesses seven provinces’ digital competitiveness. The report aims to guide policymakers in fostering inclusive growth and prosperity in Nepal’s all seven provinces.

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FEATURED INITIATIVES

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Release Event of the Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

Release Event of the Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024

The Nepal Competitiveness Index 2024 is a joint-research initiative of the Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) and the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACl) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. NIPoRe and ACI are launching the final study report on 22 Feb 2024 amid one event in Kathmandu followed by events across the province capitals.

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RESEARCH CENTERS

NIPoRe has four research centers, each specializing in one specific policy area. All centers have resident and non-resident staff working on high priority public policy issues from Nepal and Asia.

Center for New Economy and Inequality

Centor For Strategic Affairs

Center for Governance Studies

Center for Human Development