Nepalese Health Care Sector by 2030: Forces That Will Shape the Future
The growth of health sector in Nepal over the past two decades have surpassed previous growths over a similar duration. Government commitment of access to health care, the emergence of private sector and the expansion of educational initiatives in health sciences have fueled this progress and will continue to do so in coming decades Read more
Health in 2030
Nepal’s health sector is at crossroads now with the future looking cloudy at best. With public hospitals mostly in sorry state due to rampant political interference and mismanagement, the health sector is now dominated by exorbitantly costly private hospitals catering to the bulk of a largely destitute populace. With failure to teach evidence-based medicine at medical schools and to adopt a culture of healthy research among practitioners, we have been left behind even among sour South Asian neighbors. The blatant and anarchic commercialization of medical education is compromising quality of health care services in general. Read more
Education in 2030
In just over two decades, Nepal has made significant strides in improving access to education. The new constitution of Nepal has guaranteed right to universal free school education. Furthermore, the management of education system is distributed among local, state and central governments, wherein school-level education will come under the purview of the local government. Read more
Real Estate in 2030
Global studies indicate rapid urbanization and mushrooming of urban canters along with migration from villages to cities. With increased road connectivity the tendency of inaccessible areas, to areas with better access to social services like health, education and economic opportunities. Nepal will have close to 33 million people with demographics skewed towards the young. 70% of the population will be under 30 years of age which means increased mobility towards urban centers. While technology will make remote working easier, people will still like to gravitate towards cities. Read more
Transformation of the ICT Sector by 2030
Nepal is at the nascent stage of an ICT revolution - with very high mobile penetration which is going to play a key role by 2030. ICT will touch each and every Nepali, city dwellers as well as poor farmer in the village by 2030. Internet of things (IOT) will play a key role in transformation as every Nepali will have access to Internet via mobile phone; internet will be fast, reliable and readily accessible, and IOT and few smart cities will be a reality. “Talent is distributed equally but not opportunity” but by 2030 ICT will enable every Nepali to grab the local/global opportunities. Read more
Nepal’s Infrastructure 2030 – What’s Achievable and How?
In envisioning Nepal’s infrastructure 2030, we may first think what is achievable. Assuming per capita GDP reaching $1,800 and public capital spending growing from 5% of GDP (now) to 10%, Nepal will have $55 billion invested in infrastructure by 2030. With this, Nepal can have 10,000 MW generation, and modern transmission and distribution systems (costing $25 billion but 50% plus can be privately funded) Read more