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The Implications of COVID-19 for Welfare and Vulnerability in Nepal

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 10/08/2021 - 16:41

worldbank.org (06.10.2021) In Nepal, the lockdowns that were adopted to mitigate the public health impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were accompanied by a significant contraction in economic activity. These in turn suggest a negative outlook for poverty and welfare, particularly in the face pre-existing macro and micro vulnerabilities. Even prior to Coronavirus (COVID-19), with consistently high rates of vulnerability and exposure to a range of shocks, the risks to falling back into poverty remained high in Nepal.

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Nepal: Innovations in social protection

Submitted by dfabbri on Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:00

The Kathmandu Post (25.10.2018) The third anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the member states of the United Nations reminds us that the SDG clock is ticking. The aspiration of Agenda 2030 of ‘leaving no one behind’ calls for an integrated strategic plan that includes social protection to cover population groups most difficult to reach.

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[Report] India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania: No Time to Rest: Women’s Lived Experiences of Balancing Paid Work and Unpaid Care Work

Submitted by fabbri on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 09:36

socialprotection.org (2017) This report provides evidence on the lived experiences of women in low-income families, as they strive to balance their paid work and unpaid care work responsibilities. It presents the findings of a mixed-methods research project carried out in India, Nepal, Rwanda, and Tanzania during 2015–17. The findings of the research are clear and strong: that while women welcome the chance to earn income of almost any kind, their paid work options are few and poorly paid, and by no means contribute to their ‘economic empowerment’.

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nepal
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