The potential of Nepal’s social security allowance schemes to support emergency flood response

The aim of this study is to complement ongoing work on the role of social protection in responding to emergencies in Nepal. The study uses a mixed-methods research approach to assess the potential role of the social security allowance (SSA) schemes to support emergency response...
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Agricultural intensification: food insecurity to income security in a mid-hill watershed of Nepal

A shift from cultivating cereal crops towards vegetables and other cash crops has evolved through the process of agricultural intensification in the hills of the Himalayan region. Agricultural intensification has attracted the attention of researchers in Nepalese agriculture due to its potential impacts on the...

Preventing significant cognitive delay in young children in low and middle income countries by ensuring that every child receives adequate stimulation at home: estimating effects in six Asian countries

250 million children under the age of 5 years who live in low-income or middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Significant cognitive delay in early childhood is associated with low ‘school readiness’, poor educational attainment, unemployment, social exclusion, poor health...

Nepal disaster risk reduction portal

Following the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 the Nepalese Government has made datasets openly available through a Disaster Data Portal, with many organisations and individuals also producing visual data platforms. This open data allows people to make their own analysis.

Using large-scale assessments of students' learning to inform education policy

This paper presents results from a systematic review of 68 studies that examined the link between participation in large-scale assessment programs of students’ learning and education policy in 32 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Indigenous constitutional recognition from the point of view of self-determination and its exercise through democratic participation

INTRODUCTION: This paper is on Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination and its exercise through democratic participation. First, I will expound on why the right to self-determination—as configured in international law, translated by many states and adopted by Indigenous communities—enhances liberal democratic governance. Then I will...

Nepal, hydropower and geopolitics: balancing interests in the Tibetan Plateau

Nepal, endowed with perennial rivers and mountainous topography, has enormous scope to generate hydroelectricity, but only one per cent of that potential has been realised. Summary The Himalayan river basins in the Tibetan Plateau Region provide a key source of water to the populations of...