Gender Based Projects in Nepal – Is design and execution of Gender Responsive Budget for Socioeconomic Welfare?

– By Upasna Acharya Ms. Acharya is Assistant Professor at Center for Research and Development, King’s College.   Public Procurement in Practice Public procurement is one of the tools that helps governments achieve economic development and social transformation goals. The procurement system, in general, has significant impact on country’s economy and occupies substantial share in…

King's College blog about hydroelectricity

Status and Issues on public procurement processes- Outcomes of some infrastructure projects from Province 7, Nepal

By Bharat P. Bhatta Background Public Procurement (PP) includes all activities of acquiring goods and services ranging from the purchase of stationeries at government offices to financial and legal services and commissioning of large-scale infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, airports, buildings and so on. Made by a government department or any government-owned organizations, this always…

Men working for infrastructure project in Nepal

Rationale for Open Contracting in Nepal’s Infrastructure Projects

Background The issues of corruption are integral parts of public policies related to any public megaprojects as they have sufficient components that automatically favor corruption. Lokatelli et al, in their research in 2017, have highlighted that large projects’ features like project size, uniqueness and project complexity favor corruption in such initiatives. As a result, corruption…

Public Procurement process in Nepal

Where has the money gone? This isn’t just the deadweight loss – Exploring through the public procurement perspective

Mr. Pandey is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Center for Research and Development at King’s College. He is an alumnus of Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) in Italy and South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM) Secretariat at Dhaka. He specializes with designing methodologies for researches and activities in areas of resource economics, development economics and…