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Chandan Sapkota
Worked at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
Attended Dickinson College
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Aspects of prudent fiscal management in small states
The IMF has come up with a  staff report that outlines macroeconomic policies for small developing economies, particularly in light of the lower oil prices and exchange rate volatility. Here are some of the takeaways on fiscal management. Expenditure Diseco...
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[Interview] Nepal quakes 'severely disrupted all economic activities'
This blog post is adapted from an interview published in Deutsche Welle (DW) on 26 May 2015. An earlier updated economic outlook following Nepal’s earthquake is here . More than 8,600 people died in two major quakes that hit Nepal on April 25 and May 12, de...
This blog post is adapted from an interview published in Deutsche Welle (DW) on 26 May 2015. An earlier updated economic outlook following Nepal’s earthquake is here. More than 8,600 people died in two major quakes that ...
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Impact of ‪#‎NepalEarthquake‬: GDP growth in FY2015 revised down to 3.8% from 4.6% projected earlier. http://goo.gl/2ngV7A

Part I: Needs and priorities (http://goo.gl/XL1nHT)
Part II: Economic growth (http://goo.gl/2ngV7A)
Part III: Inflation, current account and fiscal balance (upcoming)
What effects will the recent earthquake in Nepal have over the agriculture, industry, and services sectors? Here’s an update on our initial economic assessment from three weeks ago.
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Understanding the impact of the ‪#‎Nepalearthquake‬ on priority affected districts (Part II). Discussion focused on migration, remittances, housing, education, roads, tourism and hydroelectricity. http://goo.gl/fb/tF6aeR ‪#‎Nepal‬
In the preceding blog post, I focused on aspects such as area, population, share in national production, share in agricultural and manufacturing output, poverty and fiscal condition of the 15 severely affected districts. Here...
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‪#‎Nepal‬’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake. http://goo.gl/uV2MlI
Healthy young men were leaving to find work in great waves before the quake. Now, even before the dead are fully counted, it is clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses.
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New paper: Inclusive Economic Growth in ‪#‎Nepal‬. http://goo.gl/ayc4ug
[Journal of Poverty Alleviation & International Development, 5(2),77-116]
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[Interview] Nepal quakes 'severely disrupted all economic activities'
This blog post is adapted from an interview published in Deutsche Welle (DW) on 26 May 2015. An earlier updated economic outlook following Nepal’s earthquake is here . More than 8,600 people died in two major quakes that hit Nepal on April 25 and May 12, de...
This blog post is adapted from an interview published in Deutsche Welle (DW) on 26 May 2015. An earlier updated economic outlook following Nepal’s earthquake is here. More than 8,600 people died in two major quakes that ...
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Here is an interview with Deutsche Welle (DW) on the economic impact of the ‪#‎Nepal‬ earthquake and reconstruction. http://goo.gl/ZHyizL 
Besides claiming over 8,600 lives, the recent Nepal quakes caused massive damage to property and livelihood. DW spoke to the ADB's Chandan Saptoka about the economic impact of the disaster and the cost of reconstruction.
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Impact of ‪#‎NepalEarthquake‬: Inflation to edge up to 8.2% in FY2015 (from 7.7% forecast earlier). Current account surplus to drop to 1% of GDP. http://goo.gl/dfzkoX

Part I: Needs and priorities (http://goo.gl/XL1nHT)
Part II: Economic growth (http://goo.gl/2ngV7A)
Part III: Inflation, current account and fiscal balance (http://goo.gl/dfzkoX)
Inflation is expected to rise significantly after the recent earthquake in Nepal, which will also have an impact on the country’s external sector balance and fiscal balance. Check out our updated analysis.
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Here is the updated economic outlook following #Nepal’s earthquake — needs and priorities (Part 1 of 3). http://goo.gl/XL1nHT @ADB_HQ 
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Understanding the impact of the Nepal earthquake on priority affected districts (Part I). Discussion focused on area, population, share in national production, share in manufacturing and agricultural output, poverty, and fiscal condition. http://goo.gl/fb/ANM2CX
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April has caused widespread loss of lives and property. The scale of devastation is becoming clearer as the rescue operation is winding down and relief operation is picking...
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Very clearly broken down to understand the impact on many dimensions
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Here is the Asian Development Bank's initial analysis of the economic impact of the ‪Nepal‬ earthquake. http://goo.gl/PTKN6p
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  • South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
    Researcher, 2010 - 2012
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
    Junior Fellow, 2009 - 2010
  • Asia America Initiative (AAI)
    Research Assistant, 2008 - 2008
  • The Kathmandu Post
    Business reporter, 2004 - 2005
  • Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (MoCS), Government of Nepal
    National consultant, 2010 - 2011
  • Food and Agriculture Organization
    Consultant, 2011 - 2011
  • UNDP
    Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • Centre for International Migration and Development - CIM
    Consultant, 2012 - 2012
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Nepal - PA, DC (USA) - Kathmandu (Nepal)
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Researcher.

Worked as researcher at SAWTEE; National consultant at Ministry of Commerce & Supplies, Government of Nepal; FAO, UNDP and CIM, GIZ among others; Was Op-Ed Columnist at Republica, December 2008- June 2012

Former Junior Fellow for Trade, Equity & Development program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. I am interested in trade policy, economic growth, human development and social protection.

I regularly blog on issues related to economic development, trade policy, public policy, and development in the developing countries. 

BLOG POSTS ARE PERSONAL. THEY NEITHER REFLECT THE VIEWS OF NOR ENDORSED BY THE INSTITUTIONS I AM ASSOCIATED WITH.

Education
  • Dickinson College
    Economics, Mathematics, 2005 - 2009
  • Budhanilkantha School
    Economics, Mathematics, 1997 - 2003
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