Policy Diagnostic

This report aims to help develop an inclusive policy process that honors Nepal’s cultural values and fully utilizes its wealth of human capital. In 2010, Niti Foundation with Support from The Asia Foundation (TAF) Nepal commissioned this study as part of its effort to build sustainable, in-country capacity for policy deliberation and policy making under the new constitution. This reports also incl [...]

Basic information about hydropower

This report provides basic information regarding the hydropower sector and some ideas for establishing a favorable environment for state, public, and private-sector actors moving forward.  Nepal has great potential for hydropower development beyond its current installed capacity due to the nature of the country’s rivers and topography, but a variety of political, economic, social, and environmenta [...]

Frequently Asked Questions about hydropower shares

The Government of Nepal has created certain laws and policies to ensure that shares of hydropower projects are available for purchase by members of affected communities, enabling local people to benefit economically from the projects.  However, there is often a dearth of information about the opportunities as well as risks of such investments. This publication aims to raise general awareness about [...]