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

In focus

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.

UNESCAP Report on Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report published

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has published its annual Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report. The report titled Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2014: Recent Trends and Development details on intra-regional as well as inter-regional trade, FDI inflows, trade facilitation and trade policy measures, and preferential trade agreements and policies in Asia-Pacific region. 

FAO Report on The State of Food Insecurity in the World published

FAO has published its latest report The State of Food Insecurity in the World: The Multiple Dimensions of Food Security. The report provides a global progress update towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger goals. The latest findings indicate that South Asia contains the largest share of undernourished in the world—35 percent of total global share.

Call for applications: Seventh South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Seventh South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling to be held from 20 to 24 November 2014, in Kathmandu, Nepal.