One South Asia photo contest 2018

One South Asia photo contest 2018

What does One South Asia mean to you? What is your vision for One South Asia? Snap a picture, caption your vision of One South Asia, and send it to us.DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 25, 2018RESULTS: September 10, 2018
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BIMSTEC provides hope for region’s prosperity: Gyawali

Poverty, including extreme poverty, is still rampant. In this background, the establishment of BIMSTEC, with the objectives of rapid economic growth …

by · Saturday, 4 August 2018 · Nepal

From robots to girl power, getting Cameroon’s women into work

“We’ve seen technology prove to every one of us that it’s a good method to move away from poverty. And we all know that in these parts, women …

by · Monday, 30 July 2018 · Nepal

Poverty dimensions: The poor need attention

In Nepal, poverty is viewed as a shortfall in consumption or income of an individual or a household. Apart from this, there are various dimensions …

by · Tuesday, 24 July 2018 · Nepal

Govt starts giving poor ID cards in Kapilvastu

Kathmandu, July 13. The government started distributing ‘poor identity card’ to people living in abject poverty in Kapilvastu district from today, taking …

by · Saturday, 14 July 2018 · Nepal
How data can benefit Nepal

How data can benefit Nepal

Thirty years ago, almost everyone in Nepal —except for a few professionals and business people—would have been classified as poor by any reasonable international standard.​

In 2010, by contrast, 15 percent of Nepalis were considered poor.Without a …

by · Wednesday, 27 June 2018 · Nepal
In South Asia, poor rural women have begun to set up lucrative new businesses

In South Asia, poor rural women have begun to set up lucrative new businesses

Across South Asia, our agriculture and rural development projects are helping transform the lives of poor rural women. From daily wage laborers they are now becoming entrepreneurs who generate jobs for others. Over the last decade, these projects have…

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Nepal, Oman

Formation of high-powered committee in limbo

Though the Ministry of Co-operatives and Poverty Alleviation has shown assertiveness to compensate the victims of the cooperatives (mainly savings and credit cooperatives and multi-purpose cooperatives) by seizing their property after enforcement of th…

by · Thursday, 7 December 2017 · Nepal
Climate-smart agriculture is “common-sense agriculture”

Climate-smart agriculture is “common-sense agriculture”

Climate-smart agriculture profiles for Bhutan, Pakistan and Nepal provide an important step forward in creating a sustainable food system in South Asia. Photo: Neil Palmer / CIAT

According to a recent study published in Science Advances, climate c…

by · Wednesday, 6 December 2017 · Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan

Preparing (financially) for disasters in Nepal

Disaster-prone countries should get ahead of the curve and set aside funds for disasters – before they happen.

by · Monday, 24 April 2017 · Nepal