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Nepal Development Update : Investing in People to Close the Human Capital Gap (English)

Gross domestic product (GDP) growth in Nepal is estimated at 7.1 percent in FY2019, driven mainly by the service and agriculture sectors. The service sector is likely to grow by 7.5 percent due to a boost in the retail, hotel, and restaurant subsectors, driven by an uptick in tourist arrivals and remittance-fueled private consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper 137439 JUN 05, 2019

Ezemenari,Kenechukwu Maria; Joshi,Nayan Krishna Disclosed

Nepal Gender Brief (English)

Nepal ranks 105 out of 149 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index 2018 conducted by the World Economic Forum, indicating that there is still a critical need to focus on gender equality across various spheres. ... See More +

Brief 136342 APR 23, 2019

Disclosed

Nepal - Energy Infrastructure Sector Assessment (English)

The purpose of this report is to identify how to maximize finance available to Nepal in the electricity sector. This report identifies financing needs and constraints for the energy sector in the short to medium term and outlines a road map for overcoming these constraints and seizing opportunities to gradually achieve a sectoral transformation. ... See More +

Working Paper 135684 MAR 01, 2019

Singh,Bipulendu Narayan; Shah,Lopa; Wang,Xiaoping - GEE06; Ma,Yuge Disclosed

Enhancing Nepal’s Investment Competitiveness : An Institutional and Regulatory Analysis (English)

Nepal has been one of the slowest growing economies of South Asia, with growth averaging just over 4 percent a year. The present remittance-driven model is unable to deliver sustainable growth in gross domestic product (GDP) or employment. ... See More +

Report 134279 JAN 01, 2019

Kher,Priyanka; Sethuramasubbu,Ramprakash; Andersen,Maria Reinholdt; Diao,Kunxiang; Shams,Heba; Manghnani,Ruchita; Gan, Zhe Ken; Perea; Narain,Ashish Disclosed

Survey of the Nepal Private Equity and Venture Capital Environment (English)

This paper discusses the landscape for private equity and venture capital financing in Nepal. It provides an overview of the nascent private equity and venture capital market in the country, describing key players, including funds, fund managers, investors, and public sector entities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8672 DEC 12, 2018

Divakaran,Shanthi; Lorenzato,Gianni; Upreti,Anup Raj; Dahal,Pratikshya Disclosed

Nepal Sector Competitiveness Notes (English)

The Government of Nepal (GoN) needs to foster new drivers of economic growth and competitiveness if it is to meet its objective of achieving middle-income status by 2030. ... See More +

Report 134278 DEC 01, 2018

Disclosed

Footwear : Sectoral Analysis : Nepal (English)

Nepal’s footwear industry is small but growing, and has been identified as a priority export sector by the government.Nepal’s footwear industry is a relatively small export industry, accounting for just 1.5 percent of the country’s total exports in 2017. ... See More +

Report 134291 DEC 01, 2018

Mckenna,Jonathan Miles Disclosed

Information and Communications Technology : Sectoral Analysis : Nepal (English)

Nepal’s information and communications technology (ICT) services are nascent, informal and centered in Kathmandu. The supply of skilled manpower is not well-oriented to the needs of ICT firms. ... See More +

Report 134296 DEC 01, 2018

Onugha,Ifeyinwa Uchenna Disclosed

Strategic Segmentation Analysis : Nepal : Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (English)

Medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) offer opportunities for sustainable economic growth in Nepal.Nepal currently does not hold a significant share of global markets for MAPs, but MAPs are relatively more important in Nepal’s export basket compared with other countries.Nepal currently does not hold a significant share of global markets for MAPs, but MAPs are relatively more important in Nepal’s export basket compared with other countries.Market access is affected by non-tariff measures in this sector.Currently, Nepal primarily competes in the segment of raw and unbranded MAPs for the non-discerning user. ... See More +

Report 134294 DEC 01, 2018

Mckenna,Jonathan Miles Disclosed

Forest Carbon Supply in Nepal : Evidence from a Choice Experiment (English)

This paper uses a choice experiment conducted in Nepal during 2013 to estimate household-level willingness to participate in a village-level program under the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation initiative requiring reductions in fuelwood collection, as a function of the price paid per unit of avoided carbon dioxide emissions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8648 NOV 19, 2018

Dissanayake,Sahan; Bluffstone,Randall A.; Somanathan,E.; Luintel,Harisharan; Paudel,N. S.; Toman,Michael A. Disclosed

Nepal Development Update : Maximizing Finance for Development (English)

In FY2018, growth in Nepal remained strong at 6.3 percent despite less favorable monsoons and the easing of growth from the rebound following the 2015 earthquake. ... See More +

Working Paper 131454 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Strengthening Links between Social Protection and Disaster Risk Management for Adaptive Social Protection in Nepal (English)

A key challenge in Nepal is the intersection of predictable chronic or seasonal poverty andvulnerability, with rapid-onset and acute shocks. Nepal in the last few decades has epitomized the'perfect storm' in which a number of different factors—disasters, conflict, political uncertainty, and challenges to economic growth—coincide with deleterious effects on people's well-being anddevelopment progress. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000471 NOV 01, 2018

Slater, Rachel; Ghimire, Anita; Baur, Dani Disclosed

Creating Markets in Nepal : Country Private Sector Diagnostic : Creating Markets in Nepal (English)

The purpose of this Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) is to assess opportunities and constraints holding back private sector growth. It conducts a diagnostic of the main cross-cutting constraints to private sector competitiveness and growth through data analysis, synthesis of existing research and stakeholder consultations. ... See More +

Working Paper 132261 NOV 01, 2018

Treichel,Volker; Narain,Ashish; Sharma,Siddharth; Roberts,Bradford L.; De Meneval,Philippe; Adhikary,Deepak P.; Palmade,Vincent; Schalken,Wouter; Jha,Sanjay Kumar; Panta,Rajan Krishna; Manghnani,Ruchita; Goel,Ritika; Juanco Corral,Natalia Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Nepal (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131779 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

Building a Bridge to Citizens in Nepal Through Stakeholder Engagement (English)

The World Bank Group’s goals are eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner. To realize these goals in Nepal, the author need to know from its people what activities are going to have the highest impact. ... See More +

Brief 130799 OCT 01, 2018

Hill,Ruth Disclosed

Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Disaster Risk Management (English)

Poverty and vulnerability to shocks are widespread in Nepal. Nepal is highly vulnerable to substantial natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods, drought, and landslides. ... See More +

Brief 130707 OCT 01, 2018

Disclosed

Nepal - Country partnership framework for the period FY19-FY23 : What is a Country Partnership Framework? (English)

A Country Partnership Framework (CPF) guides the World Bank Group’s engagement in a country and is updated every four to five years, depending on the country. ... See More +

Working Paper 129253 AUG 01, 2018

Disclosed

Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)

Evening-hour luminosity observed using satellites is a good proxy for economic activity. The strengths of measuring economic activity using nightlight measurements include that the data capture informal activity, are available in near real-time, are cheap to obtain, and can be used to conduct very spatially granular analysis. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8523 JUL 12, 2018

Beyer,Robert Carl Michael; Chhabra,Esha; Galdo,Virgilio; Rama,Martin G. Disclosed

Youth employment in Nepal (English)

Promoting the smooth integration of workers into the labor market and ensuring their early success has increasingly emerged as an important economic and social development goal around the globe. ... See More +

Publication 127629 JUN 27, 2018

Raju,Dhushyanth; Rajbhandary,Jasmine Disclosed

Institutional structure and non-government partnership for nutrition programs (English)

A multi sector effort is essential to improve the nutritional status of children and women. For effective and efficient implementation of multi sector interventions, each sector should be well positioned to deliver the required services. ... See More +

Policy Note 127688 JUN 25, 2018

Bhattarai,Manav; Al-Omair,Abeyah A.; Bashyal,Chhitij Disclosed

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Nepal Development Update : Investing in People to Close the Human Capital Gap (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137439 Working Paper
Nepal Gender Brief (English)
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APR 23, 2019 136342 Brief
Nepal - Energy Infrastructure Sector Assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135684 Working Paper
Enhancing Nepal’s Investment Competitiveness : An Institutional and Regulatory Analysis (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 134279 Report
Survey of the Nepal Private Equity and Venture Capital Environment (English)
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DEC 12, 2018 WPS8672 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal Sector Competitiveness Notes (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134278 Report
Footwear : Sectoral Analysis : Nepal (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134291 Report
Information and Communications Technology : Sectoral Analysis : Nepal (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134296 Report
Strategic Segmentation Analysis : Nepal : Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (English)
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DEC 01, 2018 134294 Report
Forest Carbon Supply in Nepal : Evidence from a Choice Experiment (English)
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NOV 19, 2018 WPS8648 Policy Research Working Paper
Nepal Development Update : Maximizing Finance for Development (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 131454 Working Paper
Strengthening Links between Social Protection and Disaster Risk Management for Adaptive Social Protection in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 AUS0000471 Working Paper
Creating Markets in Nepal : Country Private Sector Diagnostic : Creating Markets in Nepal (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132261 Working Paper
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Nepal (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131779 Working Paper
Building a Bridge to Citizens in Nepal Through Stakeholder Engagement (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130799 Brief
Adaptive Social Protection for Effective Disaster Risk Management (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130707 Brief
Nepal - Country partnership framework for the period FY19-FY23 : What is a Country Partnership Framework? (English)
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AUG 01, 2018 129253 Working Paper
Measuring districts' monthly economic activity from outer space (English)
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JUL 12, 2018 WPS8523 Policy Research Working Paper
Youth employment in Nepal (English)
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JUN 27, 2018 127629 Publication
Institutional structure and non-government partnership for nutrition programs (English)
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JUN 25, 2018 127688 Policy Note