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Education and Civil Conflict in Nepal - Christine Valente Between 1996 and 2006, Nepal experienced violent civil conflict as a consequence of a Maoist insurgency, which many argue also brought about an increase in female empowerment. This paper exploits variations in exposure to conflict by birth cohort, su...
WB, (2013)
Climate Change in the Himalayas: Current State of Knowledge This paper reviews the literature on the potential biophysical and economic impacts of climate change in the Himalayas. Existing observations indicate that the temperature is rising at a higher rate in Nepal and Chinese regions of the Himalayas compa...
WB, (2013)
Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Assessment : Nepal PFM Performance Assessment II The objective of this assessment is to update the public expenditure and financial accountability (PEFA) assessment published in early 2008. The assessment is expected to assist the Government of Nepal to: (a) establish indicator led assessment of ...
WB, (2008)
What Does Regional Trade in South Asia Reveal about Future Trade Integration? Some Empirical Evidence In 1995 the seven South Asian countries-Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka-initiated a multilateral framework for regionwide integration under the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA). In a recent init...
WB, (2005)
What Does Regional Trade in South Asia Reveal about Future Trade Integration? Some Empirical Evidence In 1995 the seven South Asian countries-Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka-initiated a multilateral framework for regionwide integration under the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA). In a recent init...
WB, (2005)
Economy Profile 2017 Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life ...
WB, (2016)
Gender and Public Transport This study was commissioned by The World Bank as part of the research to feed into the development of the Government of Nepal’s National Transport Management Strategy. The overall strategy vision is ‘to develop safe, efficient and environmentally fri...
WB, (2013)
Nepal Development Update The successful election of a new parliament and subsequent formation of a popularly mandated government provide a more conducive environment for private sector activity and economic policy. The uncertainties brought about by Nepal’s prolonged politic...
WB, (2014)
Poverty, Social Divisions, and Conflict in Nepal We conduct an econometric analysis of the economic and social factors that contributed to the spread of violent conflict in Nepal. We find that conflict intensity is significantly higher in places with greater poverty and lower levels of economic de...
WB, (2007)
The Role of Training Programs for Youth Employment in Nepal: Impact Evaluation Report on the Employment Fund The youth unemployment rate is exceptionally high in the developing world. Because quality of education is arguably one of the most important determinants of youth’s labor force participation, governments worldwide have responded by creating job trai...
WB, (2015)
FY16 Nepal Country Opinion Survey Report From May to June 2016, 481 stakeholders of the WBG in Nepal were invited to provide their opinions on the WBG’s work in the country by participating in a Country Opinion Survey. Participants were drawn from the office of the President/Prime Minister,...
WB, (2016)
Nepal Contingency Planning Project Areas for strengthening include: (i) preconditions for effective crisis management; (ii) development of a crisis management framework; and (ii) preparation of a step-by-step plan for meeting the crisis. Reforms are needed in the institutional and leg...
WB, (2010)
Nepal Economic Update The successful election of a new parliament and subsequent formation of a popularly mandated government provide a more conducive environment for private sector activity and economic policy. The uncertainties brought about by Nepal’s prolonged politic...
WB, (2014)
Nepal Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes Accounting & Auditing The report uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA) as benchmarks and draws on international experience and good practice approaches in the field of accounting and auditing to assess the qu...
WB, (2015)
Access to Financial Services in Nepal Over the past 20 years Nepal’s financial sector has become deeper and the number and type of financial intermediaries have grown rapidly. In addition, recent reforms have made banks more stable. Still, access to financial services remains limited for...
WB, (2007)
Education and Civil Conflict in Nepal Between 1996 and 2006, Nepal experienced violent civil conflict as a consequence of a Maoist insurgency, which many argue also brought about an increase in female empowerment. This paper exploits variations in exposure to conflict by birth cohort, su...
WB, (2014)
Nepal Report on Human Development In recent years, Nepal too has invested heavily in these sectors, particularly in education and health. Improving access to and quality of education and health services continues to be priority agenda items for the country. The coverage of social pro...
WB, (2013)
The Economic Viability of Jatropha Biodiesel in Nepal Nepal depends entirely on imports for meeting its demand for petroleum products, which account for the largest share in total import volume. Diesel is the main petroleum product consumed in the country and accounts for 38 percent of the total nationa...
WB, (2015)
The Role of Training Programs for Youth Employment in Nepal The youth unemployment rate is exceptionally high in developing countries. Because the quality of education is arguably one of the most important determinants of youth’s labor force participation, governments worldwide have responded by creating job ...
WB, (2016)
Assessing Fiscal Space for Health in Nepal Infant mortality has been declining over the past five decades from 197 per 1,000 live births in 1960 to 38.6 per 1,000 live births in 2009. Similarly, maternal mortality has decreased to 380 per 100,000 live births in 2008. Life expectancy has been ...
WB, (2015)
Basic Profile of Child Marriage in Nepal Child marriage is recognized as a major development issue that affects girls in many developing countries. The practice has been linked to a number of health risks, higher fertility, and lower education attainment, among others. The negative impact o...
WB, (2016)
Basic Profile of Early Childbirth in Nepal Early pregnancy and childbirth are important issues in many countries. Early childbirth is associated with higher health risks for the mother and the child as well as higher fertility. It may lead girls to drop out of school. In most countries, most ...
WB, (2016)
Development Amidst Disturbances In the span of six-months, Nepal has been hit by two major shocks. The first one was the April/May 2015 earthquakes that have caused a huge loss of life and assets. The second shock has come in the form of a near complete disruption of external trade...
WB, (2016)
How Liberal is Nepal’s Liberal Grade Promotion Policy? This paper estimates the magnitude of liberal grade promotion in public schools in Nepal by comparing the pass rate in internally administered exams with the pass rate in the district-exam whose scores determine grade transition. The pass rate in th...
WB, (2016)
Nepal Local Service Delivery in Nepal In Nepal a combination of de-concentrated line agencies and local bodies at the district, municipal, and village level provides inputs which are translated into delivery of service outputs and outcomes. Yet the relationships between line agencies and...
WB, (2014)
Mobility and Pathways to the Middle Class in Nepal This paper introduces a variety of concepts and methods to examine living standards improvements in Nepal in a dynamic perspective. Using data from three rounds of Nepal Living Standards Surveys conducted in the past two decades, together with data f...
WB, (2016)
Nepal : Maternal and Reproductive Health at a Glance Nepal is one of three landlocked South Asian countries. In 2012, its population was 27 million and per capita income $1,470. The economy grew despite the 1996-2006 conflict but it did not accelerate post-conflict. Economic growth slowed to 3.6 percen...
WB, (2014)
Nepal Development Update During 2016, global economic prospects have weakened and developing economies are facing stronger headwinds, yet economic activity in South Asia has been resilient. Robust domestic demand, the key driver of growth, held up through the first half of 2...
WB, (2016)
Nepal Development Update Remittances at Risk During 2015, and in the span of six-months, Nepal was hit by two major shocks. The first one was the April 2015 earthquakes that caused a huge loss of life and assets. The second shock has come in the form of a near complete disruption of external tr...
WB, (2016)
Trends and Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Nepal Nepal made remarkable progress in poverty reduction between 1995 and 2010, a period coinciding with a decade-long violent conflict followed by tumultuous post-conflict recovery. Although improving agricultural productivity was long regarded as instru...
WB, (2016)