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Neo-liberalism has been a disaster for Nepal
20 November, 2017,
Why is neoliberalism bad for India and Nepal? What are its major flaws? Mahabir Paudyal and Prashant Lamichhane from myRepublica caught up with Professor C.P. Chandrasekhar when he was in Kathmandu last week to discuss the impact of neo-liberal economic order in the two countries, and the prospects of a socialist-oriented economy in Nepal.
Workshop on feminist economics in China and India, India International Centre, New Delhi, 11-12 November, 2013
30 October, 2013,
Economic Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Centre for Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad and with support from Ford Foundation and UN-Women, is organising a two-day workshop to bring together feminist economists from China and India, including senior and younger scholars and researchers as well as those involved in policy making in both countries.
Is a Universal Pension Scheme Feasible in India?
16 May, 2012, Jayati Ghosh
In an economy like ours, a universal pension scheme must be part of a broader development strategy that focuses on public investment in physical and social infrastructure, which will ensure supply of necessary goods and services while increasing demand from the population in a stable and inclusive way.
Food Insecurity in South Asia
02 January, 2006, Jayati Ghosh
Across South Asia, food insecurity remains a major policy challenge. This is despite the fact the food production has increased in all the countries of South Asia (albeit at a declining rate) so that at a macro level, these countries do not face aggregate shortage.
Continuing Conflict in Nepal
11 July, 2003, Jayati Ghosh
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita income of about $210 per year. It is also one of the most politically fraught and troubled countries in the world. Indeed, the turmoil is only increasing, as the conflict between King Gyanendra, the parliamentary opposition parties and the Maoist insurgency reaches new and more complicated levels.
The Syangja Model
11 January, 2001, Jayati Ghosh
It has been some time since micro-credit was “discovered” by the development world. And since then, there has been every conceivable kind of reaction to it, in a spectrum ranging from euphoria at what appeared to be the ultimate - and easy - panacea for poverty and lack of development, to scepticism about its ability to deliver material betterment, to hostility about a strategy that some have seen as forcing market relations upon those not fully equipped to handle them.
The Trauma of Too Much Tourism
05 October, 2000, Jayati Ghosh
It is hard to imagine a more spectacular - or pleasing - natural setting. Green and purple hills rise around the tranquil Phewa lake that reflects the colours of the sky. For most of the year, the further backdrop is formed by the majestic ice-capped peaks of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, with the Machchapucchre (fishtail) peak the most prominent.

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