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Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. We research and identify strategies that can lift its people out of poverty.
Project | Jul 2006 - Mar 2009
This research program is conducted by CMI in collaboration with a research group from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. It is divided into 8 ...
News | 12 Jun 2014
Poverty is in decline in Nepal. Steady economic growth and labour migration is part of the explanation.
News | 1 Mar 2013
CMI-student Thor Olav Iversen will go to Nepal together with researcher Magnus Hatlebakk to do qualitative interviews and collect survey data among the Dalits in the Tarai region.
News | 17 Jun 2014
Nepal consists of more than 100 different castes and ethnic groups. A recent social inclusion survey reveals deep social exclusion, discrimination and immense differences between the different groups. Will Nepal succeed in lifting the poorest castes and ethnic groups in the country out of poverty using inclusive policies?
Event | 13 Dec 2010
Through the last fifty years Nepal has gone from a strong monarchy, via a parliamentarian constitutional monarchy, followed by a Maoist insurgency and revival of monarchic rule, to a multiparty (soon federal) republic. Annelies Ollieuz will present som findings from her fieldwork in a village near Biratnagar, in many ways the birthplace of modern democracy in Nepal.
CMI Working Paper | Sep 2009
In the annals of UN peace operations, the mission in Nepal (UNMIN) appears as an exceptional case. Most peace support operations today are multidimensional ...
United Nations, Peace keeping, Nepal
Journal Article | Jan 2011
While most UN peace operations have become large and multidimensional, UN support to postwar Nepal, the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), was authorized ...
United Nations, peace operations, Nepal, Nepal
Event | 19 Sep 2005
Dr. Ramesh Chitrakar is currently a guest researhcer at CMI. Bonded labour or Kamaiya system is a kind of slavery system. The people in Nepal become bonded labour mainly because of the debt, popularly known as "Sauki". His Majesty 's Government of Nepal abolished the system and freed Kamaiyas on July 17, 2000 by writing off of their loan. However, just banning the system was not sufficient to improve the living conditions of the bonded labourers as Kamiyas are the landless-homeless people.
News | 7 Oct 2015
During my fieldwork in Ilam district, Eastern Nepal, I had the chance to visit many different homes, and to experience parts of the everyday life of Nepali families. So far, in every single stay, I was impressed by the children’s motivation for doing homework until late in the evening, and their great ability to speak English. One of them, a 4,5-years old was copying mathematical rules and letters several times, “just for fun, as he is doing it every evening”, as his older brother told me.
Event | 3 Sep 2007
Professor Chaitanya Mishra will give a seminar on the political changes taking place in Nepal.
News | 13 May 2015
Madhab Bhusal passed away in the second Nepali earthquake on May 12, 2015
Project | Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
The project examines the underlying changes in economic and social conditions in Nepal and their relationship to the political transformation ...
CMI Working Paper | Oct 2007
The first round of the Nepal Living Standards Survey (NLSS1) is a high quality data source that has been applied for a number of empirical studies. ...
Household survey, Civil war, JEL classification: C810, O120, Nepal
Event | 23 May 2014
Poverty is declining in Nepal. What factors can explain the decline? What policies can lead to further improvements?
Review of development partnerships in Nepal: Review undertaken at the request of the donor community in Nepal in preparation of the Nepal development forum 2002
Commissioned Report | Jan 2002
Review of development partnerships in Nepal: Review undertaken at the request of the donor communit
CMI Working Paper | Jul 2010
Over the last fifteen years, the fertility rate in Nepal has declined significantly. In the same period, the country has, despite political ...
DHS-data, Family planning, Fertility, Nepal
Newspaper Op-Ed | Oct 2014
Nepal is in the process of forming a federal state, where the map is likely to be drawn based on the ethnic composition of the provinces. But ...
Report in External Series | Nov 2017
This report is an integrated political economy analysis of Nepal. The main finding is that economic growth and poverty reduction have been steady ...
Project | Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
We combine quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand long term poverty dynamics in rural Nepal. We conduct life-history interviews ...
News | 31 May 2012
The transition from a feudal to a modern economy has changed the labour market in Nepal. There are more and better paid jobs available, also outside the agricultural sector. Yet, some Nepalese labourers in rural areas continue to have coercive traditional contracts with landlords. Government programmes can help poor families out of these contracts through access to insurance, credit and social services.