There are deep concerns over recent incidents of attacks on candidates, and it appears that security challenges are formidable as Nepal approaches federal and provincial assembly elections on November 26 and December 7, 2017.
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Nov 27, 2017
The government decision discouraged spontaneous relief works initiated by individuals, local clubs and organizations, and local businesses in the districts during the initial days. It created confusions and unnecessary delays
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Aug 27, 2017
We need to distinguish between violence aimed at disrupting electoral process by groups or political parties who do not want the elections to take place, and violence triggered by the rivalry between the contesting candidates or political parties.
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Mar 10, 2017
The Chair of Transparency International José Ugaz has maintained that in too many countries, people are deprived of their most basic needs and go to bed hungry every night because of corruption, while the powerful and corrupt enjoy lavish lifestyles
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Feb 02, 2017
Inequality, by contrast, is a relative term. It refers to the difference between levels of living standards across the whole economic distribution. It is the unfair situation in society when some people have more resource, income, opportunity, power
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Jan 20, 2017
The NRA must intensify technical support and close monitoring of the use of the first housing installment with a consistent message that the housing reconstruction is owner-driven to enable healthy and safe living. The NRA and external agencies must
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Nov 17, 2016
The local government should have it’s own treasury, budget and accounts along with substantial authority to raise its own revenue. It should decide policy and determine internal procedures, and be responsible and accountable for a range of significan
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Aug 31, 2016
Different features of globalization, like changes in food habits and dietary patters, the media and advertising, technology, and state subsidies are discouraging local products, which complicates food security for poor people in Nepal. It has been ob
By Dr. Prabin Manandhar Aug 01, 2016