neftalk is a discussion series which aims at addressing the gap on pertinent economic development issues.

May 10, 2010

One of the reasons attributable to the financial and liquidity crisis is definitely lack of timely statistics. We only come to know about import statistics after imports have done enough damage. When we say that remittances have reduced, we base our analysis on some old figures, when remittances may have actually increased in the month the reduction was being written about. This edition of neftalk attempts to address this issue, share the learning of practitioners, and initiate discussions and mechanisms to look into the issue of timely and accurate Nepali statistics.