Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia- Economist (Nepal Logistics Policy)

SAWTEE implemented the project from December 2020. The project was funded by Asian Development Bank to the Government of Nepal to formulate a Logistics Policy, SAWTEE, as a consultant, provided research support and contributed to the drafting of the policy. It worked closely with Nepal’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MOICS). The scope of work included preparing a background paper on different components and facets of logistics, including trade-related infrastructure and related services, transport services, warehousing and SPS-TBT issues (e.g., ICD/ICP; Rail; Road; Inland waterways; Airways; Advanced Logistics System; Multi-modal services; Transit facilitation; Customs and trade facilitation; Freight forwarding; Warehousing). As part of the project, SAWTEE organized and/or participated in stakeholder consultations (with private sector and different government agencies), including those at major customs points.