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

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. 

May 03, 2012

US Ambassador H.E Scott DeLisi describes the economic potential of Nepal. The Ambassador provides his perspective on the Nepali economy during his two years of stay and talks about what he sees unfolding in the future. 

May 03, 2012

Insolvency laws in Nepal have been around for nearly half a decade, a case relating to liquidation already in the Appellate Court, and more financial institutions being asked to go in for liquidation. This neftalk highlights the situation of the country in terms of the Insolvency Act and what can be done to improve the choices faced by companies and organizations facing liquidation, with emphasis being placed on the possibility of revival through restructuring and takeovers. 

August 02, 2011

Blair Glencorse, who is associated with Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), talks about the impetus for Nepalis to change their outlook and overcome the distrust in the government, and potential for the market to draw from the ongoing turnaround and transformation in Bihar.