Season 2

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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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...

Pen, Power, Politics: Nirjan Rai on Education Diplomacy in South Asia
May 07, 2024x
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Pen, Power, Politics: Nirjan Rai on Education Diplomacy in South Asia

#Ep.095 Nirjan is a researcher with over 20 years of experience of designing, managing, and leading analytical studies in Nepal and the United States. He specializes in political economy analysis and has examined critical reforms in the electricity sector, water governance, and geopolitics. Nirjan is the primary author of the recent PEI report “Pen, Power, Politics: How China and India wield soft ...

Project Sambaad -Between Rhetoric and Reality: An Evidence-Based Conversation on the State of Nepal's Labor Migration
May 03, 2024x
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Project Sambaad -Between Rhetoric and Reality: An Evidence-Based Conversation on the State of Nepal's Labor Migration

Despite the inflow of remittance that keeps the country afloat, migration is considered a net loss for Nepal. To move beyond this persistent rhetoric of loss, Project Sambaad brought together migration scholars Amina Maharjan, a Senior Specialist at ICIMOD, and Slesh Shrestha, a former economics Professor at the National University of Singapore, for an evidence-based conversation on the state of ...

Project Sambaad -The Present and Future of Journalism in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing Media Ecosystem
April 26, 2024x
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Project Sambaad -The Present and Future of Journalism in Nepal: Adapting to a Changing Media Ecosystem

Last month, in our efforts to revitalize deep discussions in Nepal, PEI and other like-minded organizations in Kathmandu began a new venture we call Project Sambaad. Project Sambaad is a collaborative platform that promotes in-depth conversations that critically examine Nepali society and its policy-making space. Through Project Sambaad, we seek to explore broad, impactful questions that will c...

Project Sambaad - (Rethinking) Nepal's Development Narratives: Exploring Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
April 19, 2024x
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Project Sambaad - (Rethinking) Nepal's Development Narratives: Exploring Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Last month, in our efforts to revitalize deep discussions in Nepal, PEI and other like-minded organizations in Kathmandu began a new venture we call Project Sambaad. Project Sambaad is a collaborative platform promoting in-depth conversations that critically examine Nepali society and its policy-making space. Through Project Sambaad, we seek to explore broad, impactful questions that contribute...

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