south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Sixth South Asia Economic Summit

Project Inception Meeting

National Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Climate Change, Agriculture, Food Security and Disaster Risk Reduction

High-level Dialogue on “Post-2015 Development Agenda and 18th SAARC Summit: Nepal’s perspectives”

Deepening Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Expectations from the 18th SAARC Summit

Two-day regional meeting on “Conservation, Use and Exchange of Crop Genetic Resources: Promoting Regional Cooperation for a Food-Secure, Climate- Resilient South Asia”.

In focus

SAWTEE efforts in times of need

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, SAWTEE extended its helping hand to the earthquake victims by raising funds for relief efforts. SAWTEE and its staff members successfully raised NRP 2,65,000 and transferred NRP 1,11,111 to the Prime Minister Relief Fund. In addition, SAWTEE also procured food items, which were distributed to those affected in Sindhupalchowk district. Considering that some of SAWTEE staffs from outside Kathmandu Valley have lost their house to the earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, SAWTEE provided token amount to help them rebuild their homes. 

SAWTEE has moved beside SAWTEE building, Baluwatar

We are glad to inform you that we have moved back to the original location. We have settled down beside the SAWTEE building. We can be reached at our regular numbers 4444438, 4424360 and 01-2239370.

Call for applications: Eighth South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling, Bangladesh, 4-8 August 2015

SAWTEE in collaboration with SANEM, Dhaka and Centre for WTO Studies, New Delhi is going to organize the Eighth South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling in Bangladesh from 4-8 August 2015. 

UN Chief Nominates Dr Posh Raj Pandey for its Panel on Technology Bank

The United Nations has announced the formation of a panel to assess the scope and functions of its proposed new Technology Bank, which includes Dr Posh Raj Pandey, Executive Chairman of South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE). 

Nepal ranked 108th in latest Doing Business Report

World Bank has published its most recent Doing Business Report 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency. The document provides a new conceptual framework incorporating efficiency as well as quality and additional categories measuring aspects of quality including strengths of legal rights, depth of credit information, minority shareholders’ rights, and strengths of legal framework for insolvency have been included. According to the report, out of 189 countries surveyed, Singapore has been judged to offer the best business environment.