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NRC0021 – Cross-border Infrastructure to Address Recurring South Asian Floods

Nirnaya Bhatta Synopsis With the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) effectively sidelined politically, a number of mechanisms under its purview that were mandated to address cross-border disasters have also taken a hit. Against such a backdrop, this Research Commentary (RC) brings in focus the recurring flooding that seriously disrupt livelihood in South Asia […]

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NDV0011 – Migrant Remittance Inflows for South Asia, Southeast Asia Plus China

THE ISSUE According to the September 2019 briefing Document for the World Bank Board, there were more than 164 million documented international migrant workers in 2018 of whom 68 million were women. Over the years, money sent back home by these migrant workers have been benefiting receiving countries via investments, trade, and transfer of skills […]

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NIPoRe Coffee Sessions : Session 01

SESSION FOCUS AREA – VISIT NEPAL 2020 AND NEPAL’S TOURISM PROSPECTS SYNOPSIS The Government of Nepal, with support from the country’s travel and tour sector stakeholders, has been working to make “Visit Nepal 2020” (VNY2020) a success. The VNY2020 is one of the most ambitious tourism initiatives that Nepal has planned in recent times after […]

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NRC0020 – Will Liberal Internationalism Survive the New US?

Ramesh Kumar Raj Synopsis The world is beset with the multifaceted challenges from the rise of authoritarianism, populism, and protectionism. All of these have largely affected the spirit of liberal internationalism which has served well for more than seven decades. The threat lies primarily from its propagator and ultimate protector US and its allies because […]

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NDV0010 – Ten Most Popular Websites in Nepal (November 2019)

THE ISSUE Alexa Internet, a subsidiary of the US tech giant Amazon, analyzes web traffic data and ranks about thirty million global web pages. The ranking data are available for global web traffic, country specific web traffic and category-wise online traffic. As per Alexa’s recent ranking for Nepal, the country’s top ten popular online portals […]

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NRC0019 – Improving Conditions for Local Tourists to Better VNY2020 Plans

Sanjay Pokharel Synopsis For long, the tourism sector has remained as one of the key components of Nepal’s national economy. With less than two months left before the formal beginning of “Visit Nepal 2020” (VNY2020), key stakeholders within the Government of Nepal and the private sector have been working to make this initiative a success. […]

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NDV0009 – Government Debt as Percentage of GDP (South and Southeast Asia Plus China)

THE ISSUE It has become a commonplace phenomenon for the governments around the world to borrow money from outside to support their activities. When they borrow the external money, the governments are liable to pay back the borrowed amount as per the terms and conditions agreed with the lenders. This thus borrowed money is called […]