south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Ongoing Programmes

Towards inclusive trade in Nepal: Research, advocacy and capacity building

This project is supported by The Asia Foundation for the period January-December 2023. Through research, capacity building and advocacy activities, SAWTEE aims to (i) enhance the capacity of Nepal’s media to better inform the public on business and economic issues, notably those related to international economic relations; (ii) contribute to making Nepal’s international trade inclusive through research and advocacy, including media engagement and coalition building; and (iii) raise awareness among stakeholders on the trade implications of Nepal’s graduation from the least developed country category, including implications for women-owned businesses, and on prospects in new and established markets and suggest market-specific strategies and actions and thereby inform economic diplomacy.