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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”.

National Consultation Workshop on Impact of the Earthquake on Food Security and Livelihood on Urban Poor in Nepal and Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture Adaptation Practices and Gender-27 Nov 2015

Tenth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES X)

Tenth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES X)

Nepal-India Trade Treaty: Opportunities and Challenges

In focus

SAWTEE researchers present their perspectives on the recent controversy regarding government`s policy, and subsequent repudiation, regarding mandatory pesticide residue testing on the imports of fruits and vegetables

Mr. Kshitiz Dahal and Ms. Dikshya Singh, researchers at SAWTEE, offered their perspective on the recent controversy regarding government`s policy, and subsequent repudiation regarding mandatory pesticide residue testing on the imports of fruits and vegetables through an opinion piece in The Himalayan Times. The essay, published on June 16, 2019, discusses challenges that could emerge from the decision, particularly in the context of inadequate infrastructure, lack of standards, and misalignment with the WTO agreement. It also offers practical solutions, both short term and long term, to ensure safety of imported fruits and vegetables without disrupting the trade.

SAWTEE`s Research Director spoke as a panelist at the University of Dhaka International Conference, Bangladesh

Dr Paras Kharel, Research Director, SAWTEE spoke as a panelist in a session on “Trade and Regional Connectivity for Shared Prosperity” at the “BER International Conference for Economists 2019: Inclusive Growth for Sustainable Development” in Dhaka on 6 July 2019. The conference was organized by the Bureau of Economic Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Potential Exports and Nontariff Barriers to Trade: Nepal National Study

Asian Development Bank (ADB), in May 2019, published the diagnostic report: "Potential Exports and Nontariff Barriers to Trade: Nepal National Study," which explores how Nepal could boost its exports by addressing nontariff barriers to trade. The report, designed jointly by the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and ADB, was prepared by Dr. Posh Raj Pandey, Chairman, SAWTEE, with significant research contribution from Mr. Kshitiz Dahal, Research Officer, SAWTEE.

SAWTEE`s Programme Coordinator presented a paper at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Kathmandu

Ms. Neelu Thapa, Programme Coordinator at SAWTEE, presented a paper in the programme “Tapping the socioeconomic and the nutritional power of vegetables in context of Nepal” organized by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) on 18th June 2019. The paper titled “Prospects and Problems of Vegetable Exports” looked into the demand side, supply side and the market side with an effort to identify the issues and potential of vegetable production and exports.  The workshop aimed at creating efforts to compile knowledge of different dimensions of vegetables in the context of Nepal.

SAWTEE researchers share their research findings at the 2019 PEP Annual Conference, Cape Town, South Africa

Dikshya Singh and Pragati Koirala, researchers at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), delivered a presentation about their research findings on May 30 at the 2019 PEP Annual Conference

Call for papers: 12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS), in collaboration with Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh; Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India; Sustainable Development Policy institute (SDPI), Pakistan and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Nepal, will be organizing SAES XII on 26-27 September 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. SAES XII will focus on the theme "Shaping South Asia`s Future in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)". Interested academics, policymakers and other stakeholders are invited to submit research papers for presentation at SAES XII.Details 

Call for applications: 12th South Asian Training Programme on CGE Modelling

Application is now open for this year’s CGE Training which is going to be held in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Eligible candidates are requested to apply as per the following details.