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Chandan Sapkota
Worked at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE)
Attended Dickinson College
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#‎Nepal‬ earthquake reconstruction conference and the way forward to recovery. http://goo.gl/TWVqPg
Just last week, the Nepal government gathered high-level representatives from over 50 countries and multilateral agencies for an international conference for Nepal’s reconstructio. ADB pledged $600 million—including $200 million emergency assistance—to cover a part of the need to rebuild school buildings, roads and public buildings.
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“What is lacking right now is a clear strategy … the government needs to come up with a credible plan to implement reconstruction projects within a stipulated time,” Chandan Sapkota, an economist at the Asian Development Bank’s Nepal office, said ahead of the meeting.

As pledges rolled in, participants said it was crucial to ensure the money was spent well.

“Money will be important for building back a more resilient Nepal … but it’s not just about money,” the World Bank president Jim Yong Kim told delegates in a video message. “Just as important is how these funds are spent.”

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India, China and Asian Development Bank lead donor list as prime minister counters sceptics with vow that corruption will not be tolerated
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International Conference on ‪#‎Nepal‬'s Reconstruction (ICNR): What is lacking is a credible plan to spend the existing budget and the new commitments on the stipulated timeframe. http://goo.gl/5BDpDe 
International groups to assess nation’s request for $6.7 billion to rebuild after earthquakes
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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: 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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GVA loss due to #Nepal quake was $371 million in FY2015. Services hardest hit. http://goo.gl/lNG3WH 
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“The donors have played their part — they’ve pledged a lot of money... “Now, it’s up to the government to spend it.”
The country’s government on Thursday sought to assure would-be contributors that the funds would be used effectively.
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Even though this huge sum isn't sufficient to cover the loss. How will government chanalize this money? 
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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: 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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  • 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. 

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