Publications

  • Status and Access of Media in FWDR-media

    मिडियाको अवस्था र पहुँच

    Author(s): उज्वल प्रजापति, ऋषिकेश दाहाल, तिलक पाठक, भुवन केसी र उमेश श्रेष्ठ

    Publication Type: Books

    यो अनुसन्धान सूदुरपश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र (हाल प्रदेश न‌.७) मा मिडियाको अवस्था, पहुँच, लगानी, जनशक्ति,  बजार, विज्ञापनको अवस्था, मिडियाले भोग्नु परेका समस्या र चुनौतीमा केन्द्रित छ  । अनुसन्धानका अनुसार सूदुरपश्चिमाञ्चलमा कूल जनसंख्याको आधामा मात्र मिडियाँको पहुँच पुगेको छ । यस क्षेत्रमा […]

  • priortized-and-sidelined-issues

    नेपालका प्राथमिकतामा र छायामा परेका नीतिगत सवालहरू

    Author(s): Raj Kumari Pariyar

    Publication Type: Books, Policy Discussion Paper

    देशमा वर्गीय, जातीय, भाषिक, लिङ्गीय, सांस्कृतिक, धार्मिक र क्षेत्रियतामा आधारित भेदभावको अन्त्य गरी न्यायपूर्ण र समृद्धशाली समाजको निर्माणका लागि धेरै सामाजिक आन्दोलनहरु भएका थिए । यस्ता सामाजिक आन्दोलनहरु मध्ये वि.स. २०६२—६३ मा भएको जन आन्दोलन महत्वपूर्ण रुपमा रहेको छ । […]

  • what-works-in-the-community

    What Works in the Community in the Aftermath of a Crisis

    Author(s): Subrata Lamsal

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    In the immediate aftermath of a crisis, before the arrival of any external support, a community is left to its own devices to come up with coping mechanisms that can help it deal with the immediate problems at hand. Such […]

  • open-spaces

    भूकम्पबाट जोगिनका लागि काठमाडौंमा खुला स्थानको खााँचो

    Author(s): Narayani Devkota

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    भूकम्प गएपछिको समयमा उद्धार, उपचार, राहत कार्य संचालन गर्न वा भग्नावशेष व्यवस्थापन गर्नका लागि काठमाडौंका खुला स्थानको पहिचान कसरी भएको छ र खुला स्थानको व्यवस्थापनबारे कस्तो नीति बनेको छ भन्ने विषयमा यो अनुसन्धान केन्द्रित छ। २०७२ साल वैशाख १२ गतेअघि […]

  • Tourism policy brief_web

    विपद पश्चातको आंकलन : नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – पर्यटन क्षेत्र

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Books, Policy Discussion Paper

  • macroeconomic policy brief_web

    विपद पश्चातको आंकलन : नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – बृहदअर्थशास्त्रीय समीक्षा

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Books, Policy Discussion Paper

  • Energy policy brief_web

    विपद पश्चातको आंकलन : नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – उर्जा क्षेत्र

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

  • Education and Health_policy brief_web

    विपद पश्चातको आंकलन : नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – शिक्षा र स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

  • Economic blockade policy brief

    विपद पश्चातको आंकलन : नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – नाकाबन्दी र दिगो विकासका लक्ष्यहरु

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Books, Policy Discussion Paper

  • Commercial and Industrial policy brief_web

    विपद पश्चातको आंकलन : नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – व्यापारिक र औद्योगिक क्षेत्र

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

  • Agricultural policy brief_cover

    विपद पश्चातको आँकलनः नाकाबन्दी २०७२ – कृषि क्षेत्र

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

  • Untitled

    Post Disaster Assessment: Blockade 2015/16

    Author(s): A Shakya, T N Bhattarai

    Publication Type: Books

    For more than one year now, the Nepali economy has been gasping for breath as multiple challenges choked the country one after the other. The devastating earthquakes which claimed close to 9,000 lives and injured more than 22,000 inflicted enormous […]

  • Rethinking Public Welfare Advertisement-1

    Rethinking Public Welfare Advertisement in Nepal: From Media Welfare to Public Welfare

    Author(s): Harsha Man Maharjan

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The Nepali government has been distributing welfare advertisements to the media since 1959. The main aim behind this practice was to provide economic support or media sustenance in the absence of alternative sources of revenue for media houses at that […]

  • salinta cover

    A Description and Analysis of the Budget Formulation and Implementation Process in Nepal

    Author(s): Shalinta Sigdel

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The principle objective of this paper is to comprehensively understand the budget formulation and implementation procedure in Nepal. By looking at the procedural aspects of budget formulation and implementation, the paper attempts to analyse the factors that have hindered the […]

  • Political Commitments to Political Reflection in Nepal-1

    Political Commitments to Policy Reflection in Nepal : An Analysis of Party Manifestos, Periodic Plans and Budget

    Author(s): Kranti Pageni & Rojy Joshi

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Political parties make manifestos pre-elections, expressing their commitment towards various policy concerns in order to gather the support of the electorate or voters. A successful representation and performance of the political parties in the government can be measured in terms […]

  • Policy Advocacy Strategies

    Advocating Policy Concerns : Communication Strategies of NGOs

    Author(s): Binit Gurung

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The Advocacy NGOs in Nepal tend to downplay the significance of strategic communication in their advocacy initiatives. Since NGOs operate in a policy environment characterized by a host of interest groups and a web of complex and changing power dynamics, […]

  • media-policies

    The Making and Implementation of Media Policies in Nepal

    Author(s): Prakash Acharya

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    In 1990 Nepal underwent a political change that marked the beginning of the state’s transition from an autocratic Panchayat system to a multi-party democracy. The period since has seen major changes in the media sector mainly due to an adherence […]

  • better-service-delivery

    Better Service Delivery through the use of IT

    Author(s): Barsha Paudel

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The governments from many developing and developed countries including Nepal have been making an effort to introduce the merits of Information Technology (IT) through policies, directives and regulations in order to transform service-delivery in their countries and fully embrace e-governance. […]

  • accountability-of-implementation

    Accountability in Implementation of Women Specific Development Grants

    Author(s): Sushma Phuyal

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    addresses issues linked to the implementation of 10% of capital grant allocated to women specific programs by the Ministry of Federal and Local Development (MoFALD). It emphasizes the fact that shortfalls in accountability has led to a failure in ensuring […]

  • sangiyata-bare-sabhasad

    सङ्घीयताबारे सभासद्

    Author(s): तिलक पाठक, भुवन के सी

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    ६ दशकअघि सुरु भएको सङ्घीय राज्यको माग अहिले संविधान निर्माण प्रक्रियामा प्रमुख मुद्दाका रूपमा उपस्थित भएको छ । २०६२-६३ को जनआन्दोलन र त्यसपछि भएको मधे स आन्दोलनपछि राजनीतिक दलहरू राज्यको पुनर्संरचना गर्दै सङ्घात्मक शासन व्यवस् थामा जान सहमत भए । […]

  • concept-of-participation

    Cutting Across the Conceptual Jungle of Participation

    Author(s): Raju Sharma

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Promoting people’s participation in local development efforts has been accepted and hailed by governments in developing countries as the most effective approach towards empowering communities that exist at the periphery of the power centre. Participation-based approach to local development is […]

  • adibasi-janajati

    आदिवासी-जनजाति आन्दोलनमा ‘राज्य संयन्त्र’को सन्दर्भ

    Author(s): रमेश राई

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    नेपालमा आदिवासी जनजाति आन्दोलनले वि.सं. २०४६ सालको राजनीतिक परिवर्तनपछि आकार लिएको हो । आदिवासी जनजाति आन्दोलनको नेतृत्व नेपाल आदिवासी जनजाति महासंघले गरिरहेको छ । महासंघले आन्दोलनको क्रममा थुप्रै किसिमका माग÷दाबी गरेको छ । तर, यो अध्ययनमा आदिवासी जनजातिको परिभाषामा महासंघ […]

  • prison-reform

    A Study on Prison Reform to Identify an Alternative Reformatory Policy in Nepal

    Author(s): Hindu Sanskriti Karki

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The paper examines the existing prison policy of Nepal to diagnose critical problems emerging by neglecting the need of prison reform, despite several attempts and efforts. The punitive prison policy implemented back in 1963 has dilapidated triggering some of the […]

  • issues-of-consesus

    Issues of Consensus and Contention

    Author(s): Tilak Pathak/Bhuwan KC

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    It has been seven years since the process of drafting the constitution from the Constituent Assembly started. It has already been 11 months since elections to the Constituent Assembly II following the automatic expiry of the Constituent Assembly I after […]

  • constitution-making-process-part

    संविधान निर्माण प्रक्रिया सहमति असहमतिका विषय

    Author(s): तिलक पाठक, भुवन के सी

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    मुुलुकमा संविधान सभाबाट संविधान निर्माण गर्ने प्रक्रिया सुरु भएको सात वर्ष भइसके को छ । संविधान बनाउन असफल भएर पहिलो संविधान सभाको म्याद स् वतः समाप्त भई पुनः अर्काे संविधान सभाको निर्वाचन सम्पन्न भएको पनि दश महिना पुगे को छ […]

  • killing-journilism-softly

    Killing Journalism Softly

    Author(s): Binod Bhattarai, Raghu Mainali

    Publication Type: Books

    Majority of the infl uential editors of the broadsheet dailies, television channels and radio stations would confi dently assert that they have been pretty much free to disseminate whatever they want through their media. When they are confi dently proclaiming […]

  • effectively-engaging-experts

    Effectively Engaging Experts in Nepal’s Policy Making: Lessons from the Failure of State Restructuring

    Author(s): Gunjan Dhakal

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Experts are technically sound individuals who can articulate fellow citizens’ need and are capable of providing evidence and analyzing policy options. Their ability to comprehend the issue comes from their strong theoretical base and the considerable amount of time they […]

  • expanding-civil-space

    Expanding Civil Space: Building Democracy in South Asia

    Author(s): Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy, Frank Fischer, Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey

    Publication Type: Books

    For the past few years, the discussions of Nepali civil society organisations have focused broadly on issues of human rights and the creation of a new constitution. Primarily, this has involved matters of political transition, the constitution-making process, and contested […]

  • Dynamics-of-Urbanization-in-Nepal

    Dynamics of Urbanization in Nepal

    Author(s): Kamal Devkota

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Urbanization pattern does not seem geographically uniform across Nepal. Natural expansion of urban areas due to population growth, planned growth of cities through infrastructural development and reclassification of urban centers has expanded the urban areas in Nepal. Nepal‟s urban centers […]

  • Safeguarding-Public-Interest-in-the-era-of-Corporate-Media

    Safeguarding Public Interest in the era of Corporate Media

    Author(s): Ujjwal Prajapati

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    A free press with unhindered power to inform people is a cornerstone for functioning democracy. But, when media engages in seeking profits and tampering its content for its benefit to manufacture public support, so who should watch the watchdog? This […]

  • online-media-in-nepal

    Online Media in Nepal: Need for Policy Intervention

    Author(s): Ujjwal Acharya

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The tremendous development and growth of the Internet and related technology has impacted many aspects of human life. Journalism is not alien to the impact and the growing popularity of the Internet-based media threatening the printing technology. It has also […]

  • rethinking-group-based

    Rethinking Group-Based Development Approach in Nepal: Ways Forward

    Author(s): Stuty Maskey

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Over the last few decades, the role of ‘group-formation’ for community development has drawn substantial interest from policy makers, academics and development practitioners. The paper aims to examine the growing popularity of these development groups especially in the context where […]

  • policy-adovocacy-study

    Policy Advocacy Strategies of Civil Society Organizations in Nepal

    Author(s): Sandesh Silpakar

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    There has been an unmatched increase in the number CSOs in Nepal post-1990. The working areas of these CSOs vary. While some simply implement project activities, others focus on policy advocacy. Different organizations working in various sectors tend to have […]

  • age-structure-transition

    Age Structure Transition and Senior Citizens in Nepal

    Author(s): Amrita Limbu

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Nepal is in the phase of age structure transition with a large proportion of young working-age population. This phase is also commonly known as the phase of ‘youth bulge’, ‘demographic dividends/bonuses’ or ‘window of opportunity’. This present phase and the […]

  • gender-reforms-in-nepal

    Gender Reforms in Nepal

    Author(s): Kalpana Giri, PhD

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Gender reform is one of the recurring agenda in the present policy context of Nepal where Nepal aims to consolidate its preparedness to end discrimination between men and women in Nepalese societies, among others. This holds urgent importance in Nepal, […]

  • nagarik-samaj-and-netritwo

    नागरिक समाज र नेतृत्व

    Author(s): नीरा चन्डोक, गोपालकृष्ण गान्धी

    Publication Type: Books

    विगत केही वर्षदेखि नेपाली संघसंस्थाहरूले विभिन्न प्रकारका सामाजिक र राजनीतिक अभियानमार्फत संविधान र अधिकारसम्बन्धी विषयमा छलफल चलाइरहेका छन् । यस्ता छलफलको केन्द्रमा राजनीतिक सङ्क्रमण, संविधान निर्माण प्रक्रिया, संविधानका विवादित मुद्दा तथा शान्ति प्रक्रियासँग जोडिएका विषयहरू रहने गरेका छन् । नेपालको […]

  • remmittance-in-development

    Remittance in Development: Harnessing Migrant Money Flow for Economic Growth

    Author(s): Nepal Economic Forum

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    There are two categories of Nepalis living and working abroad, Non Resident Nepalis (NRNs) and migrant workers. Historically, Nepalis who looked for employment opportunities took advantage of the porous and deregulated borders and migrated to India and later, as more […]

  • mero-patrakarita-ko-khabar

    मेरो पत्रकारिताको खबर

    Author(s): रघु मैनाली र विनोद भट्टराई

    Publication Type: Books

    नेपाली समाचार कक्षहरूमा पत्रकारिताका मूल्य तथा मापदण्ड र दैनिक अभ्यासबीच चर्को विरोधाभाष चलिरहेको छ । पत्रकारको दक्षता तथा प्रभावकारिता, पेसागत मर्यादा र विश्वसनीयता सबै पक्षमा यसले असर गरेको छ । जुन अवस्था पत्रकारिताले निवार्ह गर्नुपर्ने वास्तविक भूमिकाभन्दा धेरै अर्थमा विचलित […]

  • higher-secondary-education

    उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षा र यसको गन्तव्य, मुद्दा तथा चुनौतीहरु

    Author(s): डा. विनयकुमार कुशियैत

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय स्तरमा विद्यालय प्रणालीमा आएको सुधार, विद्यालय शिक्षालाई सान्दर्भिक बनाउने प्रयास र शिक्षामा गुणस्तर कायम गर्नुपर्ने कारण नेपालमा उच्च माध्यमिक शिक्षाको विकास अपरिहार्य बनेको छ । तर पनि यसले विभिन्न समस्या तथा चुनौतीहरूको सामना गर्दै आएको छ । सर्वप्रथम नेपालको […]

  • doramba-and-madi

    दोरम्बा र माडी भिन्न घटना, समान मुद्दा

    Author(s): कोषराज न्यौपाने, माधवप्रसाद गौतम, सञ्जय अर्याल

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    वि.सं. २० ५२ देखि सुरु भएको सशस्त्र द्वन्द्वको समयमा भएका मानवअधिकार उल्लङ्घन तथा ज्यादतीका घटनाहरूमध्ये वि.सं. २० ६० साउनमा रामेछापको दोरम्बा र २० ६२ जेठमा चितवनको माडीमा भएका दुई घटनालाई प्रतिनिधिमूलक घटनाको रूपमा लिएर यो अध्ययन गरिएको हो । रामेछापको […]

  • Local-Democracy-in-the-Political-Transition-of-Nepal

    Local Democracy in the Political Transition of Nepal

    Author(s): Niru Gurung

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Nepal’s ‘political transition’ that ensued from the entry of the Maoists into mainstream politics in 2006 has been marked by a glaring continuity to the vacuum of political representation at subnational polity. This vacuum is nurtured and sustained by the […]

  • foreign-aid-and-public-policy

    Foreign Aid and Public Policy Process in Nepal

    Author(s): Madhu Sudan Gautam, Bidhya Pokhrel

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    Nepal, like many other countries in the developing world, is heavily reliant on foreign aid for its development as well as for other social, economic and political initiatives. A particular sphere that is intrinsically related with and influenced by the […]

  • climate justice

    Climate Justice

    Author(s): Sharad Ghimire

    Publication Type: Policy Discussion Paper

    The notion of climate justice has received importance in academic, activist and political circles globally and in Nepal. Political leaders, climate change activists, movement leaders as well as the academics hardly miss the point about justice—whether explicitly or implicitly—while they […]

  • nepali_press_ma_manav_adhikar_page_01

    नेपाली प्रेसमा मानवअधिकार

    Author(s): कुन्दन अर्याल

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    वि.सं. २०६३ पछि पहिचान, प्रतिनिधित्व, पुनर्वितरणका साथै बिगतमा भएको उपेक्षा र भेदभावका लागि क्षतिपूर्ति, सवलिकरण र समावेशीकरण जस्ता विषयहरु प्रशस्त छलफल र बहसहरु भइरहेका छन् । यी विषयहरुलाई सम्बोधन गरेर अघि बढ्ने पद्धति र प्रक्रियाहरु भने स्थापित भइसकेका छैनन् । […]

  • constitution_making_process_page_01

    संविधान निर्माण प्रक्रिया

    Author(s): Alliance for Social Dialogue

    Publication Type: Occassional Paper

    नेकपा (माओवादी) को सशस्त्र विद्रोहको अन्त्य, विभिन्न समाजिक समुहका मागको सम्बोधन तथा सार्वभौम जनताले आफ्नो. नेकपा (माओवादी) को सशस्त्र विद्रोहको अन्त्य, विभिन्न समाजिक समुहका मागको सम्बोधन तथा सार्वभौम जनताले आफ्नोनेकपा (माओवादी) को सशस्त्र विद्रोहको अन्त्य, विभिन्न समाजिक समुहका मागको सम्बोधन […]