neftalk is a discussion series which aims at addressing the gap on pertinent economic development issues.

November 23, 2014

Issues of environmental conservation and sustainable development often take  a back seat to issues such as terrorism or the Ebola outbreak. The debate on environmental conservation and sustainability however is slowly gaining momentum all over the world, despite powers at top still reluctant to take the issue seriously. To keep the momentum going, Nepal Economic Forum (NEF) and Himalayan Consensus Institute organized a curtain raiser event for the Himalayan Consensus Summit to be held in Bhutan in July 25, 2015.

September 17, 2014

As Nepal moves into the realm of economic development, entrepreneurship is the call of the hour. In addition to identifying its own issues and challenges, Nepal must look to international experiences, which can provide tremendous learning opportunities. 

July 01, 2014
The discourse on water has always been characterized by the overarching transboundary issues amongst upper and lower riparians. In an effort to move the discourse towards a more positve arena Chatham House commissioned a study, sponsored by the UK’s Department for Internatonal Development, to identfy the “Attudes Towards Water” across five countries in South Asia ‐ namely
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Furthering the Public Policy Discourse: The Indian Experience of Assessing the Efficacy of Public Policy

May 15, 2014

In Nepal, institutions are seen to be polarized along political ideologies, due to which it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand the discourse on public policy. Further, a rights oriented discourse generally tends to ignore issues such as responsibility and accountability. The time has therefore come to examine the public policy discourse in Nepal. This neftalk therefore seeks to explore the emerging Public Policy discourse, assessing efficacy, key changes seen in the past 20 years, and potential lessons for Nepal.

September 07, 2012

Professor Bibek Debroy from Centre for Policy Research, India talks about the challenges facing a Federated Nepal.