Access to clean and affordable energy gives a new lease of life to Santhal community

At least after my recent visit to one of Nepal’s most underprivileged communities, I feel that development is about “leaving no one behind”.  

Cooperative Collection raises hopes for smallholders

Resham Lal Shrestha, a farmer from Dhunibesi of Dhading district is utterly dissatisfied with the prices he is being paid for his vegetables. “We are compelled to sell our tomato at Rs. 30 per kg,…  

How local governments can harness the power of cooperatives

Spread across all 753 local governments and organized by over 6.3 million people, Nepal’s cooperatives hold immense potential to drive the local economy, promote inclusive and environment-friendly…  

For real prosperity, Nepal needs to make a business case for human rights

After a long drawn-out transition that involved consolidating peace and drafting a new constitution, Nepal finally stands ready to follow a more stable development pathway – one that supports…  

Why post-disaster recovery needs to be disability-inclusive

Visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk is living in much safer conditions after the earthquake destroyed his home,  

Technology for improved local governance

E-governance Specialist at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Nagesh Badu on the achievements made in e-governance in Nepal, plans for application in the federal context, and the…  

The Constitution of Nepal: A barrier for transitional justice

Researcher Manoj Kumar Yadav delves into the various challenges in the administration and execution of transitional justice in Nepal  

Healthcare on wings

Dr. Mahabir Pun, Chairman of the National Innovation Centre, Nepal, talks about the Medical Drone Project that is set to be a game-changer in rural healthcare in Nepal by easing delivery of medicines…  

Not so taxing: Online tax system, a decade later

Lal Bahadur Khatri, Under Secretary of the Inland Revenue Office, describes the experiences and successes in implementing an online tax system after almost a decade of its initiation in the country  

A milestone in access to justice

Shyam Kumar Bhattarai, Head of Planning Division, Office of Attorney General, relives what it was like to start the e-attorney system, the challenges therein and the fruit it has borne over time in…  

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