10Aug2022

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NIPoRe

NEPAL INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH

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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

Center for Strategic Affairs

Center for Governance Studies

Center for Human Development

About Us
About Us

Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) is an independent and non-partisan research institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It works to generate evidence-based debates among citizens and critical stakeholders of development in both the public and private sectors on contemporary policy issues from Nepal and Asia. The institution currently works on high policy priority areas through four research centers – Center for New Economy and Inequality (CNEI), Center for Strategic Affairs (CSA), Center for Governance Studies (CGS), and Center for Human Development (CHD). NIPoRe’s team members represent the diversity of academic disciplines, professional backgrounds, and geography. The institute adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in its analysis of policies and research, supported by researchers trained at universities and professional environments (from) across the globe.

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Migrant Workers, Remittance, and Nepali Economy
Migrant Workers, Remittance, and Nepali Economy
Remittance remains a crucial pillar of the Nepali economy, supporting almost one-third of the national GDP. Like other economic sectors, this sector has been disrupted in recent years due to Covid-19, increasing integration of technology into key sectors, and related government plans and policies. In this brief, we highlight major issues related to the Nepali migrant workers and their sent remittance.
Digitization of Nepali Economy amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Digitization of Nepali Economy amid Covid-19 Pandemic
With the increasing adoption of smartphones and internet penetration during the last two decades, the digitization of key economic sectors has become a prime choice of policymakers for more efficient economic outcomes. In Nepal, GoN along with a few key private-sector stakeholders have taken major steps to digitize the Nepali economy, especially after Covid-19 struck the country in Jan 2020. In this brief, we highlight Nepal’s digitization journey, key sectors disrupted by Covid-19 so far, major challenges to effective digitization, and key GoN policies that support Nepal’s digital economy goals.
Climate Change Negotiations and Diplomacy
Climate Change Negotiations and Diplomacy
As the debates on climate change become more prominent in recent decades, countries around the world have been taking initiatives at the national, regional, and global levels. In this context, Nepal too has taken a few meaningful initiatives in the past three decades using diplomatic mechanisms aimed at managing the impacts of climate change on the country. The current brief highlights a brief history of climate change negotiations, Nepal’s role so far and the way forward.
Climate Change and the Nepalese Economy
Climate Change and the Nepalese Economy
Climate Change has emerged as one of the key challenges of the twenty-first century. Global economies have witnessed climate change-driven disasters on annual basis and Nepal is not an exception. In this brief, we highlight the key impacts of climate change on the Nepali economy, and related Government of Nepal (GoN) policies aimed at addressing stakeholders’ efforts on local mitigation and adaptation strategies

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COLUMN / OPINION PIECES
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Railroads and the China Card

SANTOSH Sharma Poudel

Connectivity is currently the global flavour. The declaration of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit held in August duly followed the trend and emphasised connectivity. 

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Scenery is not enough

JAYA Jung Mahat

It has been more than a year since Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addressed the nation from Rara Lake in Mugu and laid the foundation for Karnali Rara Tourism Year 2075. Maybe this is the right time to assess the accomplishments made so far and....

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The visible hand

SANTOSH Sharma Poudel

On September 20, Nepal finally got its much-awaited ‘people’s constitution’. But sadly, its promulgation has divided the nation and riled one of Nepal’s giant neighbours. As a result, India has ‘unofficially’ imposed a blockade on Nepal. 

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The geopolitical competition is intensifying both between the regional powers and among the global powers. Considering the political and foreign affairs trends during the last two decades; India, the US, and China, each seem to be consolidating their efforts to increase their meaningful influence in Nepal. In this pretext, Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) presents the first episode of “नीतिका कुरा: Policy Talks” as a part of the institute’s new initiative that aims to support the key policy stakeholders in Nepal to shape current and the future policies. For the inaugural episode of the “नीतिका कुरा: Policy Talks”, our in-house researcher Ms. Binita Nepali sits with Dr. Bhekh Bahadur Thapa to discuss Nepal’s past foreign policy priorities and their relevance in the modern context as Nepal faces new regional and global geopolitical realities.

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The geopolitical competition is intensifying both between the regional powers and among the global powers. Considering the political and foreign affairs trends during the last two decades; India, the US, and China, each seem to be consolidating their efforts to increase their meaningful influence in Nepal. In this pretext, Nepal Institute for Policy Research (NIPoRe) presents the first episode of “नीतिका कुरा: Policy Talks” as a part of the institute’s new initiative that aims to support the key policy stakeholders in Nepal to shape current and the future policies. For the inaugural episode of the “नीतिका कुरा: Policy Talks”, our in-house researcher Ms. Binita Nepali sits with Dr. Bhekh Bahadur Thapa to discuss Nepal’s past foreign policy priorities and their relevance in the modern context as Nepal faces new regional and global geopolitical realities.

FEATURED INITIATIVES

Nepal Competitiveness Index

Nepal Risk Outlook

Diplomats' Forum

नीतिका कुरा: Policy Talks

The Nepal Competitiveness Index (NCI) is one of the flagship initiatives of NIPoRe. Conceptualized in early 2019, it has been developed in collaboration with the researchers at the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore. It aims to help the key policy stakeholders in Nepal and outside to better understand the competitiveness of Nepal’s sub-national governments and thus formulate more realistic plans and policies for sub-national economic development.

The Nepal Risk Outlook (NRO) is one of the flagship initiatives of NIPoRe. Conceptualized in early 2019, the initiative has been implemented in collaboration with the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS). It aims to advise the policy stakeholders across South Asian economics on key policy risks that the regional economies face.

The Diplomats’ Forum is one of the flagship initiatives of NIPoRe. Conceptualized in early 2019, it has been implemented in partnership with the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal. Through events and research publications, the forum aims to create a learning-exchange platform among seasoned diplomats and the next generation of foreign/ current affairs students and researchers.

Nitika Kura aims to record valuable policy insights from Nepal’s senior policy experts, policy makers, diplomats and entrepreneurs across key sectors in the form of short videos. With this, NIPoRe aims to help the general public and researchers based in Nepal and outside to understand some crucial historical events and policies that could be useful in modern Nepal as well.