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Chandan Sapkota
Worked at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
Attended Dickinson College
Lives in Kathmandu, Nepal
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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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Highlights of the 18th SAARC Summit Declaration
The 18th SAARC Summit was held in Kathmandu on 26-27 November 2014. The most prominent regional feature was the agreement on the framework on energy cooperation . Motor vehicles and regional railways agreements are to be finalized within three months. Excer...
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2014 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences for Jean Tirole
The 2014 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to French economist Jean Tirole of Université Toulouse 1 Capitole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. Here is the Nobel committee’s brief on his work and here is the detailed explanation. H...
The 2014 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to French economist Jean Tirole of Université Toulouse 1 Capitole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. Here is the Nobel committee’s brief on his work a...
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Export growth in South Asia
Here are two interesting charts from a recent WB’s South Asia Economic Focus Fall 2014 showing export growth South Asia. Nepal’s merchandise exports grew by just 3.2% over 2000-2013, the lowest in the region. India’s exports grew by 17.5%. Nepal clearly cou...
Here are two interesting charts from a recent WB’s South Asia Economic Focus Fall 2014 showing export growth South Asia. Nepal’s merchandise exports grew by just 3.2% over 2000-2013, the lowest in the region. India’s e...
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Latest Macroeconomic Update #Nepal Aug 2014 released. FY2015 GDP growth & inflation forecast at 4.6% & 9.5%, respectively. http://goo.gl/RcHZyn
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Costs of climate change and adaptation to Nepal
A new ADB report on the costs of climate change and adaptation (full report here ) argues that Nepal would see economic losses equivalent to up to 2.2% of annual GDP by 2050, widening to 9.9% by the end of the century . If mitigation and adaptation steps ar...
A new ADB report on the costs of climate change and adaptation (full report here) argues that Nepal would see economic losses equivalent to up to 2.2% of annual GDP by 2050, widening to 9.9% by the end of the century. If miti...
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Latest paper: Inclusive Economic Growth in Nepal
Below is the abstract of a recent paper published in Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development , Vol.5, No.2, pp.77-116 (authored by yours truly!) :)  Inclusive economic growth is one of the most prominent development agendas. However, a ...
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Nepal’s industrialization and global value chain
Here is an abstract from a recent ADB economics working paper by Yurendra Basnett and Posh Raj Pandey: The world’s trade landscape is being shaped by global value chains, which present new opportunities as well as challenges to developing countries. While l...
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thanks for this paper... it answered by search when i was looking at Global value chain ..and thinking how Nepal can participate in that .. I will go through the document 
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2014 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences for Jean Tirole
The 2014 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to French economist Jean Tirole of Université Toulouse 1 Capitole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. Here is the Nobel committee’s brief on his work and here is the detailed explanation. H...
The 2014 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences is awarded to French economist Jean Tirole of Université Toulouse 1 Capitole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”. Here is the Nobel committee’s brief on his work a...
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New paper! Effects of Migration and Remittance Income on #Nepal’s Agriculture Yield. http://goo.gl/HaF8ol
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Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15: Nepal ranks 102 out of 144 countries
According to the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 , Nepal ranked 102 out of 144 countries. This is an improvement from 117 in GCR 2013-14, and 125 in the two years before that. In the three main components of GCI, Nepal ranks 100 out of 144 coun...
According to the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15, Nepal ranked 102 out of 144 countries. This is an improvement from 117 in GCR 2013-14, and 125 in the two years before that. In the three main components of GC...
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Quoted in The New York Times! 

In Nepal, a Better Life With a Steep Price

"If something were to happen in the gulf that affected the migration flow, Nepal would explode,” said Chandan Sapkota, an economist at the Asian Development Bank. “And neither policy makers, intelligence agencies nor the government here has any idea what to do about it.”

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Plagued by endemic poverty, many young people in Nepal leave to work abroad. But the backbreaking labor they find there often results in death.
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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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Kathmandu, Nepal
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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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