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

Nepal’s Startup Policy: Where do we stand globally?

Nepal’s Startup Policy: Where do we stand globally?

A startup policy is a set of guidelines and frameworks established by a government to encourage the establishment and development of new companies. It helps governments better govern startups through standardized processes. This fosters an environment where more people are encouraged to start their businesses.  The governments can diversify revenue sources and create employment opportunities by investing more in the country’s startups. This is particularly important for developing countries like Nepal, where technological advancement has just started.

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Modernizing Nepal’s Climate Finance Approach

Modernizing Nepal’s Climate Finance Approach

Climate finance, a beacon of hope in the face of climate change-driven challenges, is a pressing issue for Nepal. The country’s struggle to access climate finance remains a significant hurdle. To bolster its position in the climate finance arena, Nepal must embrace innovation. Traditional climate finance management strategies, plagued by transparency issues, inefficiency, and limited accessibility, undermine their effectiveness. However, by strategically leveraging technology, Nepal can revolutionize its climate finance system, achieving greater transparency, efficiency, and accessibility.

Accelerating Nepal’s Startups

Accelerating Nepal’s Startups

Startups are pivotal in driving economic development by generating employment opportunities and catalyzing innovation. As Nepal strives for progress, it’s increasingly evident that a robust policy framework for startups must be anchored with the Knowledge Economy (KE) principles. By grounding the startup policy framework in the KE principles, Nepal can cultivate a conducive environment for startup growth and innovation.

South Asia Bulletin – Vol 2, Issue 9 | May 2024

South Asia Bulletin – Vol 2, Issue 9 | May 2024

South Asia saw significant political and geopolitical events in April. India held two of the seven phases of the election the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to win. Mohamed Muizzu’s party won a supermajority in the parliamentary elections, where his party ran on an ‘India Out’ platform. Pakistan reached out to its neighbor Iran and Saudi Arabia. Xi toured Europe, where he highlighted Beijing’s commitment to strengthening ties.

FEATURED PUBLICATION

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

EVENTS

Coffee Session with Hon’ble Udaya Shumsher Rana

Coffee Session with Hon’ble Udaya Shumsher Rana

The Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) is hosting the institute’s flagship Coffee Session with Hon’ble Udaya Shumsher Rana on 15 July 2024 at the NIPoRe Conference Room in Lalitpur, Nepal. This session with one of Nepal’s prominent lawmakers will focus on discussing Nepal’s existing economic diplomacy priorities and strategies.

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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