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Economic Diplomacy & International Trade Facilitation 2021

The government of Nepal has created various trade strategies and policies for trade facilitation. Similary, the diplomatic missions in foreign are playing an important role in trade facilitation and export promotion. Goods having high export potential are few and highly concentrated. In order to fac...

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Reflections on Nepal’s Foreign Policy - 2077 June 2021

After the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published Nepal's Foreign Policy-2077 on December 6, 2020; the Institute of Foreign Affairs took the initiative to reflect on the issues highlighted by the policy. This publication, today, is an outcome of the need and realization to evaluate the extents and sco...

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Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) 2021 Nepal’s Development, Trade and Diplomacy Quest for Prosperit...

country with a recurring large scale disasters beyond the coping capability of the country. In the case of a large-scale disaster, such as the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 required Nepal to seek support of the internatio

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COVID-19 Led Migrant Returnees to Understand Its Relationship With Border Security & Nepal’s Foreign...

The Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) commissioned an important study focused on COVID-19 forced migration return in eight districts of Province No. 2. The main objective of the study was to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of both local people and returnees, in particular from India...

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Foreign Policy of Nepal Orientation and Priorities

As one of the oldest nation states in the world map, Nepal is proud of its independent and glorious history. Nepal presents an example of unity in diversity with people of more than hundred ethnicity and languages living together in harmony. Birthplace of Buddha, the apostle of peace, and the fo...

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JOURNAL OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, MARCH 2022 ISSN 2773-7942 INSTITUTE OF

Advisory 1. Hon. Pabitra Niroula Kharel, Member, Institute of Foreign Affairs Development Committee 2. Bharat Raj Paudyal, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MoFA), Nepal 3. Madhu Kumar Marasini, Secretary, Ministry of Finance(MoF), Nepal

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COVID-19 Multidisciplinary Narratives

COVID-19 resulted in global upheaval. Its impact affected big or small and powerful or weak countries of the world. Institute of Foreign Affairs has instituted a study program to understand disturbing impact of pandemic in Nepal. The consequences of pandemic affected the social cohesiveness and e...

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COVID-19 Led Migrant Returnees to Understand Its Relationship with Border Security and Nepal's Forei...

Livelihood in Nepal faces many challenges including natural disasters and poverty for many communities and individuals. Poverty is related to malnutrition, infant mortality, abject deprivation, and the weak social status of women, children and other marginalized and voiceless community members.

Economic Diplomacy & International Trade Facilitation

Economic diplomacy has emerged as an important aspect of the trade...

Institutional Report of IFA

The Institutional Report of IFA reflects the activities undertaken by the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) between the periods of December 2017 and July 2021. The report illustrates the organizational strength and work performance of the Institute...

Journal of Foreign Affairs Vol. I

The Journal of Foreign Affairs followed a double-blind peer review process where the identity of authors and reviewers was kept confidential. The review generally involved two to four subject experts. JoFA mainly concentrates on the realm of Foreign Policy, International Relations, International...

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United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 1990-2009

A dominant theme that reverberates in almost all these addresses is Nepal’s endeavor to pursue healthy democratic exercise...

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Speeches of Heads of the Nepalese Delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement (1961-2009)

Havana Declaration has clearly spelt out the political ideals of the NAM...

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Silk Route: Enhancing Nepal-China Connectivity

The route had linked the regions where modern nations like Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Arabian nations, Nepal, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Mongolia, Korea, Myanmar, among others are located. The silk route may signify a historic trading route but in reality it wa...

Role of NRN in Effective Mobilization of Economic Diplomacy in Nepal

It is regarded to be crucial to those countries which are in the early stage of economic development with resource, technology and market constraints among others and at the same time are yet to tap their huge domestic potentials for rapid economic advancement and prosperity.

Principles and Strategies of Nepal’s Foreign Policy and Protocol

Conflicting views from high-level representatives at important interactions and meetings, a frequent affair in current times, can not only confuse the participants attending the meetings but also Nepal’s representatives themselves.

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Institutionalization of Nepal’s Foreign Policy

Nepal has been making a prolonged journey of the political transition from the old order to the new one. Undoubtedly, foreign policy is one deserving element that can build up Nepal’s fairer stance and better image both in the regional and global arena.

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High Growth Trajectory in China and India: Opportunities and Challenges to Harness Development Poten...

Nepal has a tremendous hydropower potential, the country has diverse ecological belts suitable for different agricultural bio-medic activities, an attractive tourism sector, laws regarding investment are favorable, and Nepal’s geographical location itself, that has the prospects of becoming a transi...

From a buffer towards a bridge...

Maintaining Nepal’s independence and protecting its geographical sovereignty has been a major goal of its foreign policy, leave alone the idea of having influence outside. The asymmetric dependence remained for centuries particularly after the unification of Nepal.

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Defending National Interest in the Emerging Internal, Regional and International Challenges

Partisan politics prevailing over vital issues such as national political system; politicization of national institutions include judiciary, education, bureaucracy, and criminalization of politics; internal cultural conflicts including inter-religious; inter-ethnic/racial and inter-regional are othe...

Foreign Policy of Nepal: Enhancing Effective Participati on of Nepal in Regional and International S...

Eminent experts believe the current international situation is, indeed, the Post Hegemonic Age. Alongside the premier superpower, the United States, others are also emerging as economic powers in these early years of the 21st century.

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Industrialization of Nepalese Agriculture: From Policy to Practice

that government must support with appropriate policy, technology, marketing of products of farmers by facilitating their national, regional and international linkage and infrastructure such as roads, transport, electricity, storage etc.

Bringing SAARC Closer to the People: A Nepalese Perspective

South Asia is mired in poverty, natural calamities and slow pace of development. However, it possesses enormous resources to be tapped and utilized for development for ensuring fast prosperity.

Advanced economic integration under BIMSTEC: Prospects and challenges for Nepal

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) consists of Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal.

200 Years of Nepal-Britain Relations

Nepal established diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom in 1816. Ever since, friendship, mutual understanding and respect for each other's national interests and aspirations have characterized relations between the two countries. In

Promoting Nepalese Trade and Investment Relations with India and China

Nepal, as is in between two giant economic neighbors, has great potential for trade and investment. Nepal can mobilize its immense resources such as water and other natural resources including our youth population bonanza.