PODS by PEI

PODS by PEI

PODS by PEI is a podcast initiative of Policy Entrepreneurs Inc., a policy research center based in Kathmandu, that examines the state of Nepali politics, economy, and development and seeks to inform and enrich Nepal’s policy discourse. Every Tuesday, PODS by PEI brings to you thoughtful and in-depth discussions that will take you deep into the most pertinent issues in Nepal.

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Shradha Khadka on Exploring Nepal’s Natural Resource Governance Conflicts
July 11, 2024x
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Shradha Khadka on Exploring Nepal’s Natural Resource Governance Conflicts

Shradha is the Research Coordinator at the Centre for Social Change (CSC) focusing on Nepal's natural resources, climate governance, and environmental peacebuilding. Recently, she co-authored an article titled "Understanding the Interrelations Between Natural Resources and Development Governance in Federal Nepal." She has a Master’s in Humans and Natural Resources from Kathmandu Uni...

नोट्स फ्रम द फिल्ड : संघियताको मर्म र प्रदेशको बस्तुस्थिति
June 28, 202401:11:5065.78 MB

नोट्स फ्रम द फिल्ड : संघियताको मर्म र प्रदेशको बस्तुस्थिति

अब जारी: पि. ई. आईको गभर्नेन्स टिमका ३ जना सहकर्मीहरु - जनक पोख्रेल, अविनाश कर्ण र सुशभ निरौला, गत महिना फिल्ड भिजिटमा कोहि कर्णाली त कोहि लुम्बिनी पुग्नुभएको थियो | आजको भागमा उहाँहरुले नेपालको गभर्नेन्स स्पेसमा गरिरहनु भएको अध्ययन अनुसन्धान र त्यसै क्रममा देशका विभिन्न ठाउँमा पुगेर विभिन्न क्षेत्रका मान्छेसँग अन्तरक्रिया गरेर, सुनेर, सिकेर, बुझेर आएका कुराको छलफल र समिक्षा गर्नुभएको छ | उहाँहरु...

Rebroadcast: Sunil Babu Pant on The Road [Bumps] to Marriage Equality in Nepal
June 26, 202401:00:0056.31 MB

Rebroadcast: Sunil Babu Pant on The Road [Bumps] to Marriage Equality in Nepal

Namaste and Happy Pride Month! The pursuit of marriage equality in Nepal has experienced both progress and setbacks over the last 15 years. In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of full rights for LGBT individuals. However, significant delays followed, with temporary registration of same-sex marriages only beginning in 2023. A year later, in April 2024, Nepal finally legalized same-sex ma...

Soni Thapa on Nepali Diaspora and Adaptation in the United States
June 17, 202400:45:0729.44 MB

Soni Thapa on Nepali Diaspora and Adaptation in the United States

#Ep.102 Soni Thapa , a professor at Humber College in Toronto, holds a PhD in Sociology and an MA in Women's Studies. Her research focuses on gender equality, violence against women, race, ethnicity, and immigration. She recently published " The Nepalese Diaspora and Adaptation in the United States " in the Journal of Genealogy (2024). Soni is the executive director of a non-profi...

Budget 24/25 Special: Beyond the Highlights...and some Final Thoughts
June 10, 2024x
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Budget 24/25 Special: Beyond the Highlights...and some Final Thoughts

The practice of preparing an annual budget dates back to 1951, right after Nepal’s political transition that led to the end of the Rana regime in the country. Subarna Sumsher, the finance minister then, had publicly announced an outlay of NPR 50.25 million. The political context of the country then was such that the budget was not presented in the Nepali parliament but announced via Radio Nepal. ...

Sudeshna Thapa on the Shadow of Majoritarianism: Nepal's Minority Struggles
May 30, 2024x
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00:45:3172.94 MB

Sudeshna Thapa on the Shadow of Majoritarianism: Nepal's Minority Struggles

#Ep.100 Sudeshna Thapa is a human rights lawyer and holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Lund University, Sweden. She is currently working as Research Coordinator at Social Science Baha, where she is involved in research on a range of issues including gender and social inclusion, minority rights and labour migration. She has previously worked as Research Assistant to the UN Speci...

Project Sambaad- Federalism: Are We Really Serious About It?
May 24, 2024x
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Project Sambaad- Federalism: Are We Really Serious About It?

With: Host Deependra Chaulagain and guests Dipendra Jha and Khim Lal Devkota Despite the significant achievement of federalism in Nepal's political transition, it faces criticism for its financial costs, perceived inefficiencies, and corruption. Reflecting on these challenges, Project Sambaad hosted Khim Lal Devkota and Dipendra Jha in a panel discussion moderated by Deependra Chaulagain. T...

Riya Sinha on a Decade of Neighborhood First: India's Strategic Shifts & Way Forward
May 21, 2024x
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Riya Sinha on a Decade of Neighborhood First: India's Strategic Shifts & Way Forward

#Ep.098 Riya Sinha is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP) in New Delhi, where she coordinates the Sambandh Regional Connectivity Initiative and co-manages the Sambandh Policy Dialogue. Her research focuses on regional economic connectivity in South Asia, covering trade, logistics, infrastructure, and border management. In 2022, she was a Visiting Fellow at ...

Shabda Gyawali on Nepal’s Investment Landscape: Exploring Bonds and Beyond
May 17, 2024x
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Shabda Gyawali on Nepal’s Investment Landscape: Exploring Bonds and Beyond

#Ep.097 Shabda is the Investment Director and a partner at Dolma Impact Fund, the largest private equity fund focused on Nepal. He leads the investment team at Dolma, overseeing deal origination, transaction execution, regulatory approvals, and post-investment management. He is actively involved in sectors such as healthcare, renewable energy, and technology​ . He holds a B.A. in Economics from...

Project Sambaad- Where Rubber Meets the Road: The Ground Realities of Doing Business in Nepal
May 13, 2024x
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Project Sambaad- Where Rubber Meets the Road: The Ground Realities of Doing Business in Nepal

With: Host Anup Upreti and guests Samikshya Rai and Shabda Gyawali  The difficulties are endless for doing business in Nepal but every entrepreneur present in the session spoke of the untapped potential in Nepal. There are opportunities for growth and to take Nepali products to a global market. However, there are impediments for growth. In this session moderated by Anup Upreti, corporate lawy...

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