south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty

Nepal-Bangladesh Trade: Opportunity and Challenges

Public Expenditure in Federal Structure: Opportunities and Challenges

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues in Agriculture Trade

12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

BBIN MVA Interaction Workshop

Nepal Bangladesh: Trade Arrangements and Connectivity

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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.

International remittances and nonfarm entrepreneurship among the left- behind: Evidence from Nepal

The article ‘International remittances and nonfarm entrepreneurship among the left- behind: Evidence from Nepal’, authored by Dr. Paras Kharel, Research Director, SAWTEE, and Kshitiz Dahal, Senior Research Office, SAWTEE is published in the journal Review of Development Economics. https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12840

Nepal Civil Society Organizations’ Call to Support LDCs’ Request on Extension of Transition Period

National Policy Dialogue: A Webinar on Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitation

This Virtual National Policy Dialogue aimed to bring together policymakers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and other concerned stakeholders to discuss the issues faced by women entrepreneurs in trade and provide recommendation for concrete gender-responsive trade facilitation policies


Webinar organized by SAWTEE Titled “LDC Graduation: What’s next for Nepal?”

Graduation without addressing the structural impediments to sustainable development may rather be harmful to Nepal as the existing concessions. This webinar, aimed to bring together policymakers, representatives from the private sector, civil society, think tanks and academia to discuss the LDC graduation for a better and managed transition. Find More

Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitation: Evidence from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal

SAWTEE organized a webinar titled "Towards recovery: Women entrepreneurs coping with the pandemic" to take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the women entrepreneurs and provide evidence-backed solutions to create resilient business eco-system. Find More 

Green Growth and Trade in Environmental Goods and Services: A South Asian Perspective

The Working Paper on Green Growth and Trade in Environmental Goods and Services: A South Asian Perspective co-authored by SAWTEE‘s Chairman Dr. Posh Raj Pandey and SAWTEE‘s Research Officer Kshitiz Dahal has been published as a book chapter in ‘Environmental Sustainability and International Trade: Roadmap for sustainable Development.

Webinars on COVID-19 and South Asia

Details: South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), in association with Biruni Institute, Afghanistan, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan, and Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), Sri Lanka, is organising a series of webinars to deliberate on various socio-economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, how they relate to South Asia and what should be the future course of action for South Asian countries. Please click here for details.

Proposals to drive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in South Asia

Dr. Puspa Sharma, Executive Director, SAWTEE, together with researchers from reputed think tanks in South Asia, provides perspectives on measures that South Asian countries can adopt for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. continue reading

Articles in peer reviewed journals

The article ‘The troubled path to food sovereignty in Nepal: ambiguities in agricultural policy reform’, authored by Dr. Puspa Sharma, Deputy Executive, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) and Prof. Carsten Daugbjerg, University of Copenhagen, is published in the journal Agriculture and Human Values. DOI 10.1007/s10460-019-09988-1. continue reading