Giles Henley, Sonia Hoque, Alberto Lemma, Posh Raj Pandey and Dirk Willem te Velde, October 2017
Sector case study papers
Summary Briefing papers
In January 2017, a study was commissioned which examined Nepal’s potential for economic transformation, with an in-depth case study of four sectors with strong potential to drive transformation.
This paper ‘Pathways‘ examines credible pathways to prosperity and inclusive job creation from a scenario perspective. It discusses the type of sectors that can help grow and transform Nepal and what implications different sectors have for inclusive job creation.
The paper ‘Four Sector Study‘ analyses the state of Nepal’s labour market and examines what can be done to ease the country’s constraints to job creation on the basis of a new firm-level survey of over 40 firms carried out in January 2017 in four promising sectors for economic transformation and job creation. It also discusses policy suggestions on how to develop sectors. In addition to informing the government of Nepal, the paper also aims to inform the design of a policy component for the Department for International Development (DFID) Nepal Skills for Employment Programme.
The results of the surveys, for each sector, are presented in greater detail in individual sectoral papers for:
- Light manufacturing
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Two briefing papers are available to download above, summarising the key findings from the main papers.
Leading English dailies (also in print)
Full editorial: Labour issues, Kathmandu Post, 31 October
Nepal to face labour shortage by 2030, Kathmandu Post, 27 October
Stakeholders stress on inclusive job creation, Himalayan Times, 27 October
Nepal to face labour shortage by 2030, Wio News, 27 October
National news coverage (from 4:40) Karobar news
National news coverage (from 22:00): Artha ko Artha
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