Charting Nepal – Charting Economy

Pages

53 pages

Published

July 2021

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

TABLE OF CONTENT


Begin With Questions, Not Information

Part of the country’s economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters to Nepal’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Nepal’s economy?
  • What is the size of Nepal’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Nepal? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Nepal’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Nepal’s economy?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Nepal’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Nepal?
  • How are Nepal’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the minimum wage in Nepal compared to others in the region?
  • Is it easy to do business in Nepal?
  • How good is Nepal in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Nepal’s economic development, average income, and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Nepal?
  • What is the poverty rate in Nepal, and how does it compare to others?
  • How has the unemployment rate in Nepal changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Nepal, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Nepal?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has Nepal achieved to date?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Nepal’s recent economic growth, its key drivers as well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Nepal’s economy over the past ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Nepal’s economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What is the growth outlook for Nepal’s economy, and how does it compare with others?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Nepal’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as the balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How early can the economy reopen from the Covid crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the latest move on Nepal’s monetary policy?
  • What is the health of Nepal’s banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in Nepal’s fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • Does Nepal have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Nepal and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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