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Reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty

Reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty

Nepal-Bangladesh Trade: Opportunity and Challenges

Nepal-Bangladesh Trade: Opportunity and Challenges

Public Expenditure in Federal Structure: Opportunities and Challenges

Public Expenditure in Federal Structure: Opportunities and Challenges

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues in Agriculture Trade

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues in Agriculture Trade

12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

BBIN MVA Interaction Workshop

BBIN MVA Interaction Workshop

Nepal Bangladesh: Trade Arrangements and Connectivity

Nepal Bangladesh: Trade Arrangements and Connectivity

In focus

SAWTEE’s presentation on Regional integration in South Asia: Goods trade and NTMs with a focus on SPS/TBT

Dr. Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE, presented on “Regional integration in South Asia: Goods trade and NTMs with a focus on SPS/TBT” at a concluding workshop of the project “Strengthening regional integration and cooperation in the field of quality infrastructure in SAARC”. 

National Workshop for Nepal organized by UNESCAP

A workshop on structural transformation and regional cooperation was held in Bangkok on 26 August, 2022. The event was organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). 

Seminar organized by MoALD titled "International Agricultural Trade Provisions and Nepal’s Current Situation"

SAWTEE was invited by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), Government of Nepal to present in a seminar titled "International Agricultural Trade Provisions and Nepal’s Current Situation" at Singhadurbar, Kathmandu on 27 May 2022. SAWTEE’s research director, Dr Paras Kharel, presented on:

Industry-Academia Dialogue Series on Nepal’s LDC Graduation

Industry-Academia Dialogue Series was held in Biratnagar at the Late Mahendra Golchha Research Centre, Chambers of Industry on 26 May 2022. Dr. Paras Kharel, Research director at SAWTEE presented on "Implications of Nepal’s graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category".  

Resource Mobilization for Sustainable LDC Graduation of Nepal in the context of Emerging Challenges To Development Financing

UNESCAP South and South-West Asia Office (UNESCAP SSWA)’s development paper on ’Resource Mobilization for Sustainable LDC Graduation of Nepal in the context of Emerging Challenges to Development Financing’ by Dr. Paras Kharel, Research Director at SAWTEE is out.  Find more.

SAWTEE and FNCCI interaction on Nepal’s LDC graduation

SAWTEE and the Export Promotion Committee (EPC) at the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) held a virtual dialogue on 23 February 2022 to discuss the implications of Nepal’s graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category. Find more

SAWTEE participates in private sector dialogue to discuss Nepal’s LDC graduation

SAWTEE participated in a dialogue with the private sector in an interaction event virtually organized by the National Planning Commission (NPC) on 15 February 2022. Find More

SAWTEE-NCC dialogue on Nepal’s LDC graduation

SAWTEE and Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) on 6 February 2022 held a virtual dialogue on the implications of Nepal’s LDC graduation with the objective of informing the government of the concerns of the private sector to ensure a smooth transition out of the LDC category for Nepal.  Find More

Trade Policy Coherence and Coordination in Nepal

A research report on "Trade Policy Coherence and Coordination in Nepal: An Exploratory Assessment", a joint publication of SAWTEE and The Asia Foundation, is out. This study report is authored by Dr.Paras Kharel, Research Director, SAWTEE, and Kshitiz Dahal, Senior Research Officer, SAWTEE.  Find More 

Pervasive Informality: How South Asia’s jobs could be saved in the face of COVID-19

An article Pervasive Informality: How South Asia’s jobs could be saved in the face of COVID-19?authored by Dikshya Singh, Programme Coordinator, SAWTEE has been published as a book chapter in ‘Impact of COVID-19 Pandemicon SDGs of South Asia’ published by Consortium of South Asian Think-Tanks (COSATT) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). Click here for more: https://www.cosatt.org/uploads/news/file/Final%20book-Sep_20211001034425.pdf.

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