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Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (English)

Simple linear distances between origin and destination poorly describe travel in Nepal, where rugged terrain, underdeveloped transportation infrastructure, and diverse vegetation heavily influence favorable travel routes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8966 AUG 06, 2019

Banick,Robert Steven; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro Disclosed

Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (English)

Simple linear distances between origin and destination poorly describe travel in Nepal, where rugged terrain,underdeveloped transportation infrastructure, and diverse vegetation heavily influence favorable travel routes. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 140353 AUG 06, 2019

Banick,Robert Steven; Kawasoe,Yasuhiro Disclosed

Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children : Impact of the Nepali Civil War on Women's Stature and Intergenerational Health (English)

This paper analyzes the long-term health impacts of Nepal's 1996-2006 civil conflict. It exploits the heterogeneity in conflict intensity across villages and birth cohorts to document long-term health and intergenerational impacts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8927 JUN 28, 2019

Phadera,Lokendra Disclosed

Stimulating Sustainable Development Through Tourism Concessions : Case Studies on How Tourism Can Benefit the Environment and Communities Living in and Around Protected Areas (English)

This document is the culmination of work commissioned by the World Bank which set out to improve the understanding of the how local communities and the environment can benefit fromsustainable tourism development in protected areas and the concessions policies required to facilitate this development.The World Bank Group pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving people’s lives by promoting sustainable development through investment and advisory services in both the public and private sectors. ... See More +

Report 139922 JUN 28, 2019

Seek,Chris; Sellier,Natalie Disclosed

Nepal - Inclusive Performance Audits in Nepal : Promoting Citizen Participation in Performance Audits in Nepal - Facilitated through the Office of the Auditor General (English)

The Government of Nepal (GoN) has emphasized the importance of engaging citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs) at both the policy and local levels for the success of public financial management reform under the new federal administration system. ... See More +

Report AUS0001030 JUN 25, 2019

Disclosed

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

Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children : Impact of the Nepali Civil War on Women's Stature and Intergenerational Health (English)

This paper analyzes the long-term health impacts of Nepal's 1996–2006 civil conflict. It exploits the heterogeneity in conflict intensity across villages and birth cohorts to document long-term health and intergenerational impacts. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 138759 JUN 01, 2019

Phadera,Lokendra 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

Debt Management Reform Plan : Nepal (English)

Nepal is a low income country with low risk of debt distress. Under the revised IMF/World Bank debt sustainability analysis framework for low income countries, all debt and debt service ratios are projected to remain below relevant indicative threshold values. ... See More +

Report 138836 MAR 01, 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 +

Report 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

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Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 WPS8966 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring Inequality of Access : Modeling Physical Remoteness in Nepal (English)
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AUG 06, 2019 140353 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children : Impact of the Nepali Civil War on Women's Stature and Intergenerational Health (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 WPS8927 Policy Research Working Paper
Stimulating Sustainable Development Through Tourism Concessions : Case Studies on How Tourism Can Benefit the Environment and Communities Living in and Around Protected Areas (English)
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JUN 28, 2019 139922 Report
Nepal - Inclusive Performance Audits in Nepal : Promoting Citizen Participation in Performance Audits in Nepal - Facilitated through the Office of the Auditor General (English)
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JUN 25, 2019 AUS0001030 Report
Nepal Development Update : Investing in People to Close the Human Capital Gap (English)
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JUN 05, 2019 137439 Working Paper
Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children : Impact of the Nepali Civil War on Women's Stature and Intergenerational Health (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 138759 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Nepal Gender Brief (English)
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APR 23, 2019 136342 Brief
Debt Management Reform Plan : Nepal (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 138836 Report
Nepal - Energy Infrastructure Sector Assessment (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135684 Report
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