As local and provincial governments are giving less priority to Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Violence Against Women or Gender Based Violence (GBV), has been growing in the mid-western region of the past that is now Karnali Province. With provincial and local level governments slashing the budget under GESI, gender-based programs have been affected. At a time when over 90 percent budget goes to infrastructure development, for road and building, the achievements made by Nepal in gender issue over the years might face a reversal
By Keshab Poudel May 21, 2019
In the midst of these hiccups, government is expected to proceed with the annual works in a ritualistic fashion. Lots of crumbs spreading is likely to be seen in the budget, which is certain to be distributive\populist as there is tremendous demand coming from politicians for inclusion of populist programmes.Growth has to be achieved first then comes the question of who gets it, let us not forget. May the writers of the budget not forget that an opportunity for stable growth backed by strong domestic demand is in the offing?
By Dr. Tilak Rawal May 21, 2019
Attempts by today's top rich communist leaders to shield themselves with explanations and statements have ranged from comical to dishonest and bizarrely cut off from reality. Prime Minister Oli and his cabinet spokesperson trying to justify how their party's top secretary acquired official Baluwatar land had property developers rolling with laughter
By Dipak Gyawali May 20, 2019