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

SAWTEE has moved temporarily

Our office building has been affected by the recent earthquake to the extent that we are required to retrofit the building. As a result, we have moved to a temporary office in the premises of Dhumra Baraha Party Palace located at Dhumbarahi Marg in Dhumbarahi. We will operate from here until the renovation of our SAWTEE building has been completed (hopefully in mid-July). We can be reached at 01-2239370.Map

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.

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.