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The Importance of ‘Where’ in Revitalization Strategies for Nepal — Part 3

09.29.2020 | Articles | Paul Lundberg, Indra Sharan KC
SUMMARY This is the third of a four-part series emphasizing open access to place-based digital data as the basis for post-COVID revitalization efforts in Nepal. Part 1 introduced the need for greater efforts to foster open data sharing. Part 2 recognized the potential for access to open digital data...

COVID-19 and Tourism in Nepal: Opportunities for New Pathways

09.25.2020 | Articles | Posh Raj Pandey
INTRODUCTION Flip through any important official or political document, whether the Constitution of Nepal, the election manifestos of political parties or a development plan of the government, tourism seems a magic wand for socio-economic transformation and development in Nepal. As the country is bl...

Economic Reforms for Economic Prosperity: There is no Alternative to Speedy Reform

09.23.2020 | Articles | Sujeev Shakya
SUMMARY The post-pandemic recovery will require large sums of investment that will not be met through interventions from development partners. Nepal will have to open itself to foreign investments by competing with other countries to attract investments and technology to push growth along with craft...

Russian Economic Footprint in Ukraine

09.18.2020 | Case Studies
Download the Report Here   On September 14, CIPE Partner, the Centre for Economic Strategy, launched a report on Russian Economic Footprint in Ukraine with the webinar, “Russian Investments bypass Sanctions in Ukraine: How to stop them.” Eric Hontz, CIPE Deputy Regional Director, gave...

Thailand: Jump- Starting Economy After Keeping COVID-19 At Bay

09.17.2020 | Articles | Phisanu Phromchanya
INTRODUCTION Thailand has emerged as a success story in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, but the country still faces tremendous pressure on several fronts. A major effort will be required to pull Southeast Asia’s second largest economy back from the abyss. This paper will examine in general terms...

Due Process during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

09.16.2020 | Articles | Nishana M Weerasooriya, Ahalya Lelwala
INTRODUCTION On 11 March 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In Sri Lanka, the first diagnosis of COVID-19 was reported on 27 January 2020. Indication of the spread of the virus was visible from 11 March 2020, after the second patie...

COVID-19 and Remittance Flows in Nepal: Potential Turning Point for Development

09.04.2020 | Articles | Posh Raj Pandey
The Nepali economy shows an atypical structural change over the past one and half decades – the movement of labor out of agriculture was not triggered by new jobs in industries or in high skilled professional services, but by foreign employment opportunities. The remittances sent by such migra...

Against the Norm? Populism and the Coronavirus in Pakistan

09.02.2020 | Articles | Dr. S Akbar Zaidi
In the last decade, the pandemic of populism, both of the left and the right, has spread far and wide across continents, across different types of countries of varying levels of ‘development’. From Venezuela and Brazil in South America, to Mexico and the USA in North America, right across South ...

Primum Non Nocere: A Policy Approach for Pharmaceutical Investment in Indonesia

09.01.2020 | Articles | Andree Surianta
COVID-19 has thrown international trade and investment into disarray; however, it is first and foremost a global health crisis.  With Global Value Chains (GVCs) receiving heightened scrutiny, no other industry has been so prominently featured in the discussions of anxious governments as the pharmac...

Accelerating Private Sector Reform

08.28.2020 | Articles | Sujeev Shakya
CONTEXT Private Sector in Nepal: Following the restoration of peace and the establishment of liberal economic policies in the 1990s, there have been years of sustained private sector expansion in the country. The Nepali private sector contributed about 80% of the economy’s gross fixed capital form...

Facing a Second Wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: Economic Cost of a Lockdown Strategy

08.27.2020 | Articles | Deshal de Mel, Anushan Kapilan
Background Sri Lanka is currently in the post-lockdown stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the surge in the number of infections in mid-March, the country was forced into a complete lockdown with all-day curfews-imposed island wide. The lockdown was in place for a period of nearly two months. Cur...

Re-engineering the Supply Chain in Nepal

08.19.2020 | Articles | Sujeev Shakya
Context Landlocked and Difficult Terrain: Nepal’s geography and topography has impeded efficient supply chain management. Nepal has historically been predominantly dependent on India for sea access, although since October 2018, China has emerged as an alternative – albeit at quadruple the distan...

Self-Evaluation Tool for Countering Bribery

08.17.2020 | Guides & Tools
This Self-Evaluation Tool (SET) for countering bribery has been developed by Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) as Secretary of Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC). The SET was adapted from a similar tool developed by Transparency International for companies to self-ev...

Managing Third-Party Corruption Risk: The Case of Safaricom and Its Suppliers

08.17.2020 | Case Studies
This case study highlights the importance of anti-corruption compliance in the modern marketplace, specifically examining how it applies to supplier relationships in Kenya. Anti-corruption compliance continues to be a challenge among mid-sized businesses that, more often than not, are exposed to cor...

The Importance of ‘Where’ in Revitalization Strategies for Nepal — Part 2

08.13.2020 | Articles | Paul Lundberg, Indra Sharan KC
SUMMARY National policies and programs are necessary to provide immediate relief to the people of Nepal. Care must be taken, however, to match policy to reality because extreme diversity in the economic potential of individual places characterizes the Nepali landscape. Although over two-thirds of th...

Bangladesh In the Shadow of COVID-19

08.12.2020 | Articles | Ali Riaz
INTRODUCTION Bangladesh has been experiencing a slow and incremental process of democratic backsliding since 2011, particularly after the one-sided election in 2014. Now it has joined the bandwagon of countries experiencing a dramatic decline in civil rights and freedom of expression in the wake of ...

Indonesia in Post COVID-19 Global Value Chain Restructuring

08.10.2020 | Articles | Andree Surianta
INTRODUCTION Amidst the unfolding pandemic, governments across the world are struggling to find ways to keep their economies afloat. As corporations switch to survival mode, market liquidity is draining rapidly and this is expected to drag international trade and investment down by over 30% (WTO 202...
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