Published on: Sep 08, 2019
The availability of ever-increasing numbers of highly educated and well-skilled Nepalis in the US, their readiness to contribute towards Nepal's prosperity, and welcoming policies and steps initiated by the Government of Nepal, are all essential ingredients for mobilizing and harnessing the expertise and skills of the Nepali Diaspora for Nepal's development. However, this new era also raises a new challenge – that is, developing a financial resource base that could be accessed on a sustainable basis to harness the expertise and skills of the Nepali Diaspora in a timely manner for specific priority areas. Therefore, it behooves us all to think 'outside of the box' and explore new opportunities.
By Shyam Thapa | Aug 22, 2019
ANN BURGESS has worked supporting schools in a variety of contexts: she has been a Local Authority advisor for Primary schools where her responsibilities included leadership training and induction of Head Teachers as well as an Ofsted inspector in the UK. She has worked for British Council since 2002 as a Specialist Advisor in School Leadership and as a Senior Advisor and now as a consultant. She has an extensive international experience in most regions of the world; amongst the countries she has worked with are; Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand, Argentina, Mexico, Jordan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tunisia and Europe. Ann also presented about importance of embedding internationalism into school curriculum during a Policy Dialogue on “Embedding International Dimension in the Curriculum” held by the British Council Nepal on 20 August 2019 along with the International School Award Ceremony where 41 schools from all over Nepal received the award. During her visit Ann spoke various issues. Excerpts:
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE | Aug 30, 2019
Although he has reached 92, Himalaya Sumsher Rana, the first finance secretary of Ministry of Finance, who established the Ministry working alongside Finance Minister late Subarna Sumsher Rana, has observed all the and ups and downs of Nepal’s Civil Service for over seven decades. From the civil service of a unitary state, where he laid a foundation preparing the first annual fiscal budget, to the current federal structure, Rana says he has seen growing corruption, instability and irresponsibility.
By Keshab Poudel | Sep 08, 2019
There are problems all over the world and we need not panic looking at our problems, if we have the determination to confront problems honestly. A confession that our economy is in a bad shape, by those at the helm of affairs, should be the starting point. Confession should not be difficult to come by when one remembers how bad was the situation last fiscal year when trade deficit increased in an unprecedented manner, BOP remained negative throughout the year, capital expenditure took a nose dive, foreign exchange reserve showed depletion, FDI decreased and revenue target had to be changed time and again. Mere professing about growth and prosperity is not going to help because it is difficult to see which sector of the economy is emerging as an increasingly powerful growth engine to fulfill the proclaimed 11 percent growth.
By Dr. Tilak Rawal | Sep 08, 2019
Dengue fever cases have been reported every year from southern lowland Tarai in Nepal since its emergence in 2004. In 2010 and 2013, Nepal experienced two large outbreaks with 917 confirmed cases and five deaths, and 642 confirmed cases respectively
By Dr. Kedar Karki | Sep 08, 2019