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 [...]

Policy Asymmetry for Indigenous, Janajati in Hydropower

Despite the frequently-voiced need for moving ahead with hydropower development in Nepal, attention is only infrequently paid to how such development affects indigenous or Janajati groups. Indigenous groups often depend on the multi-dimensional relationships between rivers, land and other natural resources. Therefore, this publication provides the information regarding the right of indigenous and [...]

Baseline Survey Reports

This report is based on a survey that was carried out in 2016 covering 20 districts where hydropower projects are being built. It identifies the baseline scenario of Nepal’s hydropower development and relevant socio-economic conditions of the areas affected by hydropower development. This paper aims to reduce resource-based conflict in the hydropower sector by serving as a basis for tracking the i [...]