More Articles by Niraj K.C

Niraj is currently working as an economist beed and has over three years of experience working in the financial sector. He holds a in International Business and Economics from University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany with specialization in International Trade and Financial Econometrics. He is also a MBA graduate from Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) with a major in Finance.
Apr 2017
In order to graduate from the status of Least Development Country (LDC) by FY 2022, the Government of Nepal (GoN) has targeted to achieve annual GDP growth of above 6.5%. However, the intended GDP growth can only be attained if the monetary and fiscal policies and reforms are implemented accordingly. Moreover balanced coordination of fiscal and monetary policy is required to stabilize the economy. Read more
May 2017
Nepal aims to be a gateway to South Asia by signing OBOR. However, proactive approach is needed to reap the benefits of OBOR connectivity. Read more
May 2017
India comes with an attempted answer to Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project. Implementation of such landmark project could help us to generate employment and economic growth. Read more
Nov 2017
As per two months’ data published by Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank of Nepal), balance of payment (BoP) deficit for the review period stands at NPR 5,873.8 million (USD 57.46 million)[1]. Put differently, net foreign assets decreased by NPR 5,873.8 million (USD 57.46 million). Read more
Dec 2017
With the completion of the Federal and Provincial election Nepal will begin a new political chapter guided by the notion of federalism. As mentioned above there seems to be a multifaceted benefits of federalism, however economic cost of the system is of primary concern. Put differently, under federalism the ability of each state to thrive economically will be a major issue as they have to be self sustainable. Read more