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Elizabeth L. Littlefield: A Profile

Elizabeth L. Littlefield: a profile

Elizabeth L. Littlefield was appointed by President Obama as the President and CEO of OPIC, the US Government's Development Finance Institution. Operating in 105 countries, OPIC manages a $16 billion…

Chinese Yatra

Chinese yatra

First the good news. The new PM did not take a hundred tons of extra baggage at state expense that our previous PMs used to. The probability, however, is high…

An Ambitious Budget

An ambitious budget

Turning to current expenditure, debt servicing is expected to increase by Rs125 billion, defence by Rs57 billion, grants by Rs3 billion and civil administration by Rs23 billion. On the other…

On Top Of The World Again

On top of the world again

Sixty years after the world’s highest peak was first scaled, intrepid adventurers have literally been queuing up lately to reach the summit of Sagarmatha, better known internationally as Mount Everest.…

Is It Worth Neglecting?

Is it worth neglecting?

The manifestos of almost all the big political parties vying for power in the forthcoming elections have failed to mention the rural non-farm economy. More than 60 percent of our…

Rebasing GDP

Rebasing GDP

The caretaker government has approved the rebasing of GDP, as well as changes in the measurement of national accounts from the System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993 to SNA 2008.…

Apt Handling Of National Security – II

Apt handling of national security – II

Our armed forces and intelligence agencies have become more hardened today than they were ever before in the conduct of Low Intensity Conflict (LIC). However, over the past decade, the…

The Only Caveat

The only caveat

The UNDP’s Human Development Report 2013, ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’ is a vindication of the assertion that the future of world economic growth…

This Could Be Such An Exciting Country

This could be such an exciting country

Some architecture becomes beautiful by adding things to it domes and minarets, and quadrangles and outer walls. Some architecture looks good when unnecessary clutter around it is cleared. Some daughters…