Understanding the role of women home based workers in large cardamom and allo value chains in Nepal

The World Bank’s South Asia Regional Trade Facilitation Program (SARTFP) emphasizes on generating and sharing knowledge on ‘what works’ in promoting women’s economic activity. A recent brief highlights the following key findings.

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World Bank Document

Report on Employment Relationships in the Brick Industry in Nepal

A joint survey conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF shows growing incidents of labour exploitation in forms of forced labour, bonded labour and child labour.

Read the report here: https://www.unicef.org/nepal/media/11896/file/Employment Relationships in the Brick Industry in Nepal .pdf

Covid-19 and Nepali Labour Migrants

Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at Social Science Baha has recently published a research paper on impacts and responses of Nepali labour migrants due to Covid-19. Read the report here: https://www.ceslam.org/uploads/backup/research-paper-x-covid-19.pdf

Nepal Labour Migration Report 2020

Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has recently published Nepal Labour
Migration Report 2020.  The report recommends the following aspects:

  • Revision of Foreign Employment Policy 2012 (such as harmonization of sectoral policies, expansion of Foreign Employment Coordination Committee, setting up high level coordination committee to explore complementarities and collaboration)
  • Upgrading of Foreign Employment Information Management System (FEIMS) eventually linking
    with national ID database developed by Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Adopting integrated service delivery mechanism to provide all labour-migration related services
    under one roof

Read the report here: Migration-Report-2020-English.pdf (moless.gov.np)

Economic Survey for FY 2075/76 (2018/19)

Read Economic Survey published by Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal analyzing economic activities conducted during fiscal year 2018/19.

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Annual Household Survey 2015/16

Annual Household Survey 2015/16 is the fourth survey of its kind. These annual surveys are conducted to provide estimations of some major socio-economic indicators on annual basis which would not be possible with other periodic surveys like Nepal Labour Force Surveys (NLSS) and Nepal Living Standard Surveys (NLSS) which are undertaken at longer intervals. The survey basically aims to provide estimates of consumption by sex, urban-rural area and by consumption quintiles/deciles.

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Country Economic Memorandum (CEM): World Bank 2017 Report

The Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) is a comprehensive overview of Nepal’s past economic performance, current challenges and prospects ahead. The latest CEM ‘Climbing Higher: Toward a Middle Income Nepal’ states – Despite the successful and rapid reduction in poverty, there is an urgent need to change Nepal’s development model because the current development path is not aiding Nepal’s escape from the low-growth trap it is in.

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COVID-19 child and family tracker: Baseline findings

This UNICEF report presents the findings of the first in a series of monthly household surveys to track the socio-economic multi-sectoral impact of COVID 19 on children and families in Nepal.

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Beaten or Broken? Informality and COVID-19

The World Bank as part of its Fall 2020 edition of South Asia Economic Focus has come up with a detailed report on the impact on the informal sector due to Covid-19.

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Understanding and mitigating social risks to sustainable development in China’s BRI: evidence from Nepal and Zambia

Based on a 2019 fact-finding mission to Nepal and Zambia, this report published by Overseas Development Institute (ODI) identifies the more salient social risks associated with Chinese commercial activity in those countries and provides recommendations on how Chinese and host country stakeholders can better address them. The findings are based on an extensive review of the literature on social risks associated with the BRI, and semi-structured interviews with a wide range of stakeholders in Nepal and Zambia.

More details about the report available here: ODI Report