Research and Consulting

Research Team: Anil Kumar Gupta, Trilochan Poudyal and Sundar Shrestha

Abstract:

Doubtlessly, success and failure of local government is heavily reliant on politicians and bureaucrats relation. Both, politicians and bureaucrats have realized that their role is viable and prominent for effective and efficient local governance. In this regard, we explored politicians and bureaucrats’ relation in the changed socio-political and administrative setting of local governance. For this, we employed qualitative approach where the case study was adopted as a strategy of inquiry in three local level institutions (rural municipality, municipality and metropolitan city) by conducting an in-depth interview along with observation in 2018. The result of the study shows that the relation between bureaucrats and politicians is directed by political ideology and administrative appliance. Bureaucrats are highly focused on rules, regulations, and procedure with professional interdependence while politicians are focused on the development and welfare of local people. Hence, bureaucrats seem directly accountable to rule and regulation and indirectly to local people while politicians seem directly accountable to people as representatives. Politicians are conscious about rules and procedures for maintaining good governance but they also believe that these are not necessarily always applicable and valid in every situation. In contrary, bureaucrats reproached that politicians don't try to understand legal complications, technical hitches, and limitation of bureaucrats.

Keywords: Politicians, bureaucrats, rules, procedures and local governance

Status: Completed

Researchers: Suwarn Kumar Singh, Shital Moktan and Shailaja Upadhayaya

Abstract:

The e-commerce industry in Nepal is in the nascent stage but has shown tremendous potential over the last few years especially after competitive growth in the banking sector. The growing young, educated and technology friendly population has contributed largely to growing trends of e-commerce in Nepal. Buying and selling online has become a habit of people at a level which no one can escape and avoid. It will be either today or tomorrow the county like Nepal must have to design, develop and implement a sustainable business model to enable and promote the e-commerce practice. The main objective of the study is to analyze the existing landscape of e-commerce in Nepal in relation to various models of e-commerce to identify and define the applicable e-commerce model for Nepal in relation to the potential of e-commerce in the country.

Status: Completed

Service Rendered to: Nepal Grameen Bikash Bank Limited

Status: Ongoing

Service Rendered to: Rastriya Banijya Bank Limited

Status: Ongoing

Service Rendered to: Pancheshwar Development Authority (PDA)

Consulting Team
Narayan Gopal Malego, Advisor
Basanta Raj Sigdel, Team Leader
Suwarn Kumar Singh, Team Member

Scope of work

Status: Ongoing

Team: Khum Raj Punjali (Advisor), Basanta Raj Sidgel (Team Leader), Rajendra Adhikari (Team Member), Binod Kumar Bista (Team Member), Trilochan Poudyal (Research and Data Expert)

Status: Completed

Research Team

Trilochan Pokharel
Mohan Das Manandhar
Achala Dahal
Bishal Chalise
Tara Prasad Kharel
Rameshwor Bhandari

Status: Completed

Introduction 

Status: Completed

Team: Tarak Bahadur KC (Advisor), Basanta Raj Sigdel (Team Leader), Suwarna Kumar Singh, Achala Dahal, Nabin Chapagain, Prativa Dhungana

Status: Completed

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