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Nepal - Country snapshot (English)

In the Financial year 2017 saw a broad-based recovery as economic activity rebounded, inflation moderated, government revenue and spending picked up and remittances grew, albeit more slowly than ever before. ... See More +

Working Paper 120405 OCT 01, 2017

Disclosed

Nepal development update : fiscal architecture for federal Nepal (English)

Global growth is picking up and the growth in the South Asia region continues to remain strong. A recovery in industrial activity has coincided with a pickup in global trade, after two years of marked weakness. ... See More +

Working Paper 119723 SEP 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Bajracharya,Roshan Darshan; Rana,Saurav Shamsher J.B.; Blanco Cossio,Fernando Andres Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 JUL 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)

In Nepal, researchers supported by the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund worked with the government to develop a program to inform pregnant women and mothers of young children on how to best care for themselves and their children, using already ongoing community meetings to deliver messages. ... See More +

Brief 117762 JUL 01, 2017

Berman,Daphna; Marcus,Aliza Disclosed

Qualitative study of "Sunaula Hazar Din" community action for nutrition project Nepal (English)

Malnutrition remains a serious development challenge in Nepal. The country stillhas an alarmingly high rate of child malnutrition with 35.8 percent of children under fivebeing stunted, 9.7 percent being wasted and 27.0 percent being underweight (Nepal Demographicand Health Survey. ... See More +

Working Paper 119935 JUN 01, 2017

Oshima,Kaori; Biradavolu,Monica Rao; Bashyal,Chhitij; Bhattarai,Manav Disclosed

Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)

Nepal's recent history of development is marred by a paradox. Many countries in the world have experienced rapid growth but modest poverty reduction, as income has increasingly concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. ... See More +

Country Economic Memorandum 115156 MAY 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Kitzmuller,Markus Disclosed

Nepal development update : strong rebound, mounting risks (English)

Economic activity is rebounding strongly in Nepal following two challenging years. On the back of one of the best monsoons in recent years, rice production is estimated to have reached a record high at 5.2 million tons, up from 4.2 million tons a year ago, boosting agricultural output. ... See More +

Working Paper 114941 APR 01, 2017

Cosic,Damir; Dahal,Sudyumna; Bajracharya,Roshan Darshan; Rana,Saurav Shamsher J.B. Disclosed

All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)

This paper evaluates the effect on firm-level export outcomes of the Cash Incentive Scheme for Exports program provided by the Government of Nepal. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8009 MAR 20, 2017

Defever,Fabrice Fernand; Reyes,Jose Daniel; Riano,Alejandro; Varela,Gonzalo J. Disclosed

Push and pull : a study of international migration from Nepal (English)

This paper studies migration choices in the presence of liquidity constraints and varying costs of migration. This paper presents a simple theoretical framework that analyzes migration response to both push and pull factors in such settings. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7965 FEB 08, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Local shares workshop : summary (English)

The emerging practice in Nepal for hydropower developers has been to offer project-affected individuals a direct stake in project equity to either raise capital or to build local partnerships or both. ... See More +

Working Paper 113255 FEB 01, 2017

Disclosed

Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)

This paper studies how potential work migrants infer mortality rates from incidents of migrant deaths. In the context of migrant workers from Nepal to Malaysia and the Persian Gulf countries, the study finds that the death of a migrant from a district lowers migration outflows in subsequent months. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7946 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Get rich or die tryin' : perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal (English)

Do potential migrants have accurate information about the risks and returns of migrating abroad? And, given the information they have, what is their revealed willingness to trade risks for higher earnings? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7945 JAN 23, 2017

Shrestha,Maheshwor Disclosed

Investment prospectus for clean cooking solutions in Nepal : a roadmap to national goal of providing clean cooking solutions for all (English)

Seventy-five percent of Nepal's population (4 million out of 5.43 million households) use solid biomass (firewood, cattledung, or agro-waste) as their primary fuel with traditional cookstoves. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 115023 JAN 01, 2017

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The role of information and cash transfers on early childhood development : evidence from Nepal (English)

Although substantial progress has been made in combating malnutrition at the global level, chronic maternal and child malnutrition remains a serious problem in many parts of the developing world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7931 DEC 29, 2016

Levere,Michael Benjamin; Acharya,Gayatri; Bharadwaj,Prashant Disclosed

How liberal is Nepal's liberal grade promotion policy ? (English)

This paper estimates the magnitude of liberal grade promotion in public schools in Nepal by comparing the pass rate in internally administered exams with the pass rate in the district-exam whose scores determine grade transition. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7896 NOV 23, 2016

Sharma,Dhiraj Disclosed

New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)

Transport connectivity is essential to sustain inclusive growth in developing countries, where many rural populations and businesses are still considered to be unconnected to the domestic, regional, or global market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7876 NOV 02, 2016

Iimi,Atsushi; Ahmed,A.K. Farhad; Anderson,Edward Charles; Diehl,Adam Stone; Maiyo,Laban; Peralta Quiros,Tatiana; Rao,Kulwinder Singh Disclosed

Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Nepal (English)

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Nepal. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. ... See More +

Working Paper 109917 OCT 25, 2016

Disclosed

Moving up the ladder : poverty reduction and social mobility in Nepal (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)

Nepal is emerging from a series of crippling shocks. Barely recovered from the devastation and loss wreaked by the earthquakes in April 2015, the country experienced a near total economic seizure between September 2015 and January 2016 as cross-border trade with India came to a halt. ... See More +

Working Paper 106652 OCT 01, 2016

Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

Nepal - Country snapshot (English)

Nepal experienced its slowest growth in 14 years in FY2016. Real GDP growth, which slowed to 2.7 percent in FY2015 on account of a devastating earthquake, was further dragged down to 0.6 percent in FY2016 due to the sluggish post-earthquake reconstruction activities and the disruption in cross-border trade. ... See More +

Working Paper 109251 OCT 01, 2016

Disclosed

Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)

Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7830 SEP 21, 2016

Uematsu,Hiroki; Shidiq,Akhmad Rizal; Tiwari,Sailesh Disclosed

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Nepal - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 120405 Working Paper
Nepal development update : fiscal architecture for federal Nepal (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119723 Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal : उच्च आरोहण: मध्यआय मुलुकतर्फको दिशामा (Nepali)
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JUL 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Nepal - Can information and cash improve children's development (English)
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JUL 01, 2017 117762 Brief
Qualitative study of "Sunaula Hazar Din" community action for nutrition project Nepal (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119935 Working Paper
Climbing higher : toward a middle-income Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115156 Country Economic Memorandum
Nepal development update : strong rebound, mounting risks (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114941 Working Paper
All these worlds are yours, except India : the effectiveness of export subsidies in Nepal (English)
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MAR 20, 2017 WPS8009 Policy Research Working Paper
Push and pull : a study of international migration from Nepal (English)
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FEB 08, 2017 WPS7965 Policy Research Working Paper
Local shares workshop : summary (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113255 Working Paper
Death scares : how potential work-migrants infer mortality rates from migrant deaths (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7946 Policy Research Working Paper
Get rich or die tryin' : perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of a statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7945 Policy Research Working Paper
Investment prospectus for clean cooking solutions in Nepal : a roadmap to national goal of providing clean cooking solutions for all (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115023 ESMAP Paper
The role of information and cash transfers on early childhood development : evidence from Nepal (English)
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DEC 29, 2016 WPS7931 Policy Research Working Paper
How liberal is Nepal's liberal grade promotion policy ? (English)
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NOV 23, 2016 WPS7896 Policy Research Working Paper
New rural access index : main determinants and correlation to poverty (English)
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NOV 02, 2016 WPS7876 Policy Research Working Paper
Doing business 2017 : equal opportunity for all - Nepal (English)
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OCT 25, 2016 109917 Working Paper
Moving up the ladder : poverty reduction and social mobility in Nepal (Vol. 2) : Full report (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 106652 Working Paper
Nepal - Country snapshot (English)
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OCT 01, 2016 109251 Working Paper
Trends and drivers of poverty reduction in Nepal : a historical perspective (English)
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SEP 21, 2016 WPS7830 Policy Research Working Paper