Global trends in 2019
The Foreign Ministry wrapped up an eventful diplomatic year with a ‘cherry on the cake’ Washington visit in December 2018. The issues discussed principally opened the doors for the Himalayan nation to envision its place in a new year of world politics.
Perhaps if we marketed a strong business case for Nepali youth in agriculture, and showcased examples of farmer millionaires, we could gradually charm our way into a sustainable revolution within a single generational shift.
Funding from friends
Foreign funds make up 22.37 percent of the projected revenue inflow in Nepal’s $12.79 billion budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. Of the total foreign funds, foreign grants account for 5.64 percent and foreign loans 16.72 percent.
Something’s got to give
Nepal can try a new approach to foreign relations; it should think about what it can offer
Waiting in anticipation
Socio-economic change, a key part of the peace process, is still a work in progress
Not your usual visit
This time around Nepal will also discuss what it can contribute to regional stability
Nepal needs a century-long vision to secure its future
The absence of local-level leaders resulted in multiple problems during relief work after the quake
Nature and us
Post-quake development must include a Nepali understanding of our place in nature