south asia watch on trade, economics and environment
Reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty

Reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty

Nepal-Bangladesh Trade: Opportunity and Challenges

Nepal-Bangladesh Trade: Opportunity and Challenges

Public Expenditure in Federal Structure: Opportunities and Challenges

Public Expenditure in Federal Structure: Opportunities and Challenges

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues in Agriculture Trade

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues in Agriculture Trade

12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

12th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XII)

BBIN MVA Interaction Workshop

BBIN MVA Interaction Workshop

Nepal Bangladesh: Trade Arrangements and Connectivity

Nepal Bangladesh: Trade Arrangements and Connectivity

In focus

Roundtable Discussion on Nepal-China Trade: Prospects and Challenges

South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment (SAWTEE) organized a discussion programme on Nepal-China Trade: Prospects and Challenges on 9 November 2023 in Kathmandu. The objective of the programme was to share the preliminary findings of the research done by SAWTEE and gather insights from stakeholders into the prospects and challenges in Nepal-China trade. The focus was particularly in navigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic that has led to significant disruptions to cross-border trade between the two nations. The programme was supported by The Asia Foundation. Read More

SAWTEE’s participation in SAEX XIV held in Dhaka

The Fourteenth South Asia Economic Summit (SAES XIV) concluded with an emphasis on the need to strengthen regional cooperation in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Summit organized by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on 4-5 November 2023 brought together key stakeholders of South Asia’s integration and also experts and scholars from beyond the region who worked on the issues of interest and concern to South Asia. As one of the co-organizers, SAWTEE participated in the SAES XIV. Read more.

SAWTEE researcher co-authors UNNExT/ESCAP working paper

SAWTEE’s Senior Research Officer Kshitiz Dahal co-authors an UNNExT/ESCAP working paper on Nepal’s national single window. The paper is available here.

Presentation on non-tariff measures

Dr. Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE, presented on "Non-tariff measures facing Nepal: LDC graduation and beyond" in a workshop on “The Implementation of the Doha Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2022-2031”, organized by ESCAP and National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal in Kathmandu on 13 October 2023. Participants included policymakers, representatives of development partners, and private sector representatives. 

Panel discussion on “Productivity, exchange rate and exports”

Dr. Paras Kharel, Executive Director, SAWTEE, spoke in a panel discussion on "Productivity, exchange rate and exports", organized by the Word Bank in Kathmandu, on 5 October 2023. It was on the sidelines of the release of the Nepal Economic Update by the World Bank. He spoke on de-industrialization; export performance; the realism of hopes pinned on services; implications of devaluation. Learn More

Presentation on South Asia’s progress and challenges in meeting SDGs

SAWTEE’s Programme Coordinator, Ms. Dikshya Singh, made a presentation on challenges faced by South Asia in meeting Sustainable Development Goals on 28 September 2023 during the South Asia Peoples Forum on Sustainable Development 2023 organized by the National Campaign for Sustainable Development Nepal.

Presentation on international trade before central bank officers

SAWTEE’s Executive Director, Dr. Paras Kharel, gave a lecture on select topics in international trade, covering theory and empirics, to officers of Nepal’s central bank, Nepal Rastra Bank, on 14 September 2023, in a training programme organized by the Human Resource Management Department of the bank in Bode, Bhaktapur.