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A Year On, Why Has Nepal Failed To Recover?

2016-06-19

In May 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck Nepal. Thousands were killed and injured, and close to a million people were rendered homeless. A year on from the earthquake Nepal is still struggling to rebuild.Why has the recovery process fallen short?

Uphill Task To Revive Nepal In 2016

2015-12-18

In my Year in Review piece from 2014, I had a very optimistic view for 2015, dubbing it a potential game changer. 2015 has been a game changer, but for all the wrong reasons. The earthquake in April 2015 was a devastating blow to the Nepali economy, which was chugging along slowly due to the political focus on power sharing during the transition period.

Rebuilding Nepal Requires A Long-term Vision

2015-05-16

The earthquake has been a setback, but hopefully it provides an opportunity to think of a long-term vision.

Cautious Optimism For Nepal’s Future

2015-01-01

A real political and economic turnaround could be just around the corner for Nepal in 2015.