Nepal Study Center's research repository initiative --Himalayan Research Papers Archive-- is designed to showcase policy research work related to the Himalayan region, Nepal, and the countries in South Asia. The topics are broadly defined to cover development, democracy, conflict and the environment. Researchers from around the world are urged to upload their manuscripts and working papers. We consider development issues in a broad socio-economic perspective to include growth, poverty, knowledge economy, income distribution, education, environment, industrial and labor issues, trade, technology, regional development, health care, GIS analysis, urbanization, gender and ethnicity, and child labor. We also welcome papers on democracy, conflict resolution, state restructuring, and political transition. To learn more about the NSC's repository, submission policies, and the registration requirements please visit its official site.

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Submissions from 2022

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A Review of Nepali Diaspora and their Role in Nepal’s Development and Lessons for Developing Countries, Ambika P. Adhikari

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Effect of COVID 19 pandemic on Pharmaceutical Industry in terms of Inventory and Logistics Management, Shubhabrata Basu and Rimu Chaudhuri

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Hegemonic Instability? India’s Himalayan Hegemony in Theoretical and Historical Perspective, Philip Hultquist Ph.D. and Prakash Adhikari Ph.D.

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Nature Of Health Insurance Demand In India, Brijesh C. Purohit Ph.D

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Summary report of discussions at the forum “Nepali Diaspora Organizations in North America: Achievements, Opportunities, and Challenges”, Coppell, Texas, USA July 2022, Ambika P. Adhikari

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The Vortex: A True Story of History's Deadliest Storm, an Unspeakable War, and Liberation, Jason Miklian

Submissions from 2021

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An Impact Evaluation of COVID-19 Training Program: Knowledge and Awareness of Public Health Professionals of Province Five, Nepal, Alok K. Bohara, Swati Thapa, Siobhan K. Yilmaz, and Spencer H. McBee

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Climate Change and Community Resilience, Mani Nepal, Pranab Mukhopadhyay Dr., Md Rumi Shammin Dr., and AK Enamul Haque Dr.

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The Economics of Solid Waste Management and Drainage: A Sustainable Approach for Making South Asian Cities Climate-Resilient, Mani Nepal

Submissions from 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic and Nepal: Issues and Perspectives, Basu Sharma and Ambika P. Adhikari

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Forest carbon stock assessment in selected red panda habitats in Ilam and Panchthar districts, Nepal, Trilochana Basnet, Niroj Timalsina, Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, Damber Bista, Basant Pant, Bhaskar Singh Karky, and Kai Windhorst

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Value of cleaner neighborhoods: Application of hedonic price model in low income context, Mani Nepal and Rajesh K. Rai

Submissions from 2019

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A Pilot Study on Adolescent Mobile Phone Use, Indirect Mental Health Costs and Cultural Context Considerations – REPORT, Siobhan K. Yilmaz and Alok Bohara

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Conference Summary Report, International Conference Role of Nepali Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal, Ambika P. Adhikari, Govinda P. Dahal, Basu Sharma, and Dinesh Gajurel

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Diaspora’s Role in Nepal’s Development: Summary of the Forum held at the Nepali National Convention. Baltimore, MD, USA. July 5-7, 2019, Ambika P. Adhikari, Diwakar Dahal, and Rajendra Khatiwada

Submissions from 2017

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Challenging Hegemonic Gender Norms through STEM Education in Nepal, Todd Wallenius and Barbara Grossman-Thompson

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The Effect of School Construction on Educational Outcomes among Females: Evidence from Nepal, Animesh Giri and Vinish Shrestha

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Violence Against Children in Nyarugusu Refugees Camp: Reporting and Perceptions Across Generations, Erin K. Fletcher, Seth R. Gitter, and Savannah Wilhelm

Submissions from 2016

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Extension Service and Farm Productivity in Nepalese Agriculture, Dadhi Adhikari and Naresh Nepal

Submissions from 2015

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Education, Health and Inequality: Schooling infrastructure and educational outcomes in Nepal, Vinish Shrestha

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How are School Dropout Rates Related to Household Characteristics: Analysis of Survey Data from Bangladesh, Nusrat Farah

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Labor market changes and human capital investment: Evidence from migration boom in Nepal, Rashesh Shrestha

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Sustainable Livelihood Systems in Nepal: Principles, Practices and Prospects, Ambika P. Adhikari, Govinda P. Dahal, Ishara Mahat, Bishwa Regmi, Kalidas Subedi, and Bharat Shrestha (eds.)

Submissions from 2014

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Reversing the Flood of Forced Displacement: Shedding Light on Important Determinants of Return Migration, Prakash Adhikari Ph.D. and Wendy L. Hansen Ph.D.

Submissions from 2013

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Can Improved Cooking Stoves Work? The Nepal Chulo Experience, Dipika Gawande, Bijendra Shrestha, and Amarsingh Gawande

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Household-level Effects of Electricity on Income, Brandon Bridge, Dadhi Adhikari, and Matías Fontenla

Submissions from 2012

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Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children: Does Mothers' Demand for Antenatal Care Matter for Child Health in Nepal?, Nafisa Halim

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Papers, Abstracts, and Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference, Vijaya R. Sharma, Mukti P. Upadhyay, Jeffry Drope, Naresh Nepal, and Alok Bohara

Submissions from 2011

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Building Community 'Gegran' Beneficiary Group: a case of Lothar Khola Watershed Chitwan, Central Nepal, Ramesh M. Tuladhar

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Effectiveness of Some Local Baits for the Managment of Hornets in Apiaries of Kathmandu Valley, Chet Prasad Bhatta and Aananda Shova Tamrakar

Submissions from 2010

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An Opportunity to improve Service Delivery in Nepal through Local Governance, Yam Sharma and Abd Muwonge

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A Proposal for an Open University of Nepal for Providing Higher Education to the Rural and Marginalized People, Pramod Dhakal, Ambika Adhikari, and Drona Rasali

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Conflict Resolution and Institutional Arrangements for Flood Disaster Management on Indo Nepal Fringe: Focus on Kosi Basin, NMP Verma

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Economic Growth and Human Development in South Asia: Experience of Selected Countries, Ranjit Singh Ghuman and Amarjit S. Bhullar

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Economics of Sedimentation Management in Large Reservoirs, Biswo Poudel

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Geographic Isolation and Poverty among Indigenous Peoples in Nepal, Gyanesh Lama, Marth N. Ozawa, and Palsang Lama

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Impact of Industrial Environment on Socio-economic Conditions of Mine Workers: A study of Coal Industries in Odisha, Abhaya K. Naik and Krupasindh Pradhan

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Local people's perception on Climate Change, its impact and adaptation practices in Himalaya to Terai regions of Nepal, Krishna R. Tiwari, Kashab D. Awasthi, Mohan K. Balla, and Bishal K. Sitaula

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Media Contribution in Transfer of Power in Nepal, Binod C. Agrawal

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Micro-level Estimation and Decomposition of Poverty and Inequality in Nepal, Mani Nepal and Alok Bohara

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Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Economic Development of Odisha, Krupasindh Pradhan and Santosh Kumar Munda

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Moving out of Chronic Poverty: Community Level Study on Poverty over the Time, S.A.N.C. Samaraweera and N.R. Abeynayake

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Prospects of a Trilateral Trans-Himalayan Economic Cooperation Agreement (THECA): China, Nepal, and India, Alok K. Bohara

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Protection and comparative advantage of rice production in Bangladesh: A policy analysis matrix, Abu Hayat Md. Saiful Islam and Dieter Kirschke

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Swine Flu: A Preliminary Study of the Planning and Policy of Nepal to Combat the H1N1 Pandemic, Rojee Rajbanshi

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The Economic Cost of Health Problems due to Indoor Air Pollution at the Household Level in Tamil Nad, B.P. Chandramohan, T.K.S. Villalan, and S. Karthikeyan

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Use of Modern Technology in Rural Development — A case study of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Odisha, Abhaya K. Naik and Sukhamaya Swain

Submissions from 2009

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E-Prostitutions and its Impact in Society, Rashida Valika

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Experience of Nepali Families with Foreign Remittance: Evidence from the Nepal Living Standard Survey, Udaya R. Wagle

Submissions from 2008

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Bullets, Ballots and Bounty: Maoist Victory in the Twenty-first Century, Nepal, Mahendra Lawoti

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Cooperative Federal Structure: A Workable Political-economy Approach for a New Nepal, Alok Bohara

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Determinants of Awareness and Usage of Best Available Local Maternal and Child Health Care Facility by Women in a Selected Rural Area of Nepal, Vijaya R. Sharma and Tirshana Sharma

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Determinants of Deforestation in Nepal's Central Development Region, Keshav Bhattarai

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Factors Affecting Application of New Public Management Oriented Reforms for Reforming Nepalese Public Administration, Bharat Raj Gautam

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Faithful Leisure, Faithful Work: Religious Practice as an Act of Consumption in Nepal, Charis Boke

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Financial Management of the Small Municipalities of Nepal: Sustainability Issues, Mahesh Baral

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Heritage Conservation in Nepal: Policies, Stakeholders and Challenges, Neel Kamal Chapagain

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Natural Disaster and Sickness Shocks: Evidence of Informal Social Insurance from Bangladesh, Pallab Mozumder

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POLITICAL CONFLICT AND MIGRATION: How has Violence and Political Instability Affected Migration Patterns in Nepal?, Nathalie Williams and Meeta S. Pradhan

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Reproductive Health Services: An Entry Point to Reach Labor Migrants and Their Wives for Providing HIV and STI Services in Nepal, Laxmi Bilas Acharya

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Rural Poverty Analysis: A case study of a district of Nepal, Uddhab Bhandary

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The Limits of Success? NGOs, Microfinance and Economic Development in Pakistans Northern Areas', Feisal Khan

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The Role of Land Reform in Reducing Poverty Across Nepal, Chandra Adhikari

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Towards Developing Indicators of Environmental Sustainability for Kathmandu, Nepal, Ambika Prasad Adhikari

Submissions from 2007

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A Community Based Micro Hydro: A Promising Technology for Rural Development in Nepal, Bishwa Koirala

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An Assessment of the Causes of Conflict in Nepal, Bishwa Nath Tiwari

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Community based integrated natural resource management: Policy options and areas of intervention, Sabita Thapa, John Soussan, Dhruba Pant, Umesh Nath Parajuli, Khem Raj Sharma, and Binod Bhatta

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Coping with Unreliable Water Supplies and Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Supplies in Kathmandu, Nepal, Hari Katuwal and Alok Bohara

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Domestic Health Hazard and Indoor Air-Pollution: An Approach to Find Alternative Energy Source for Rural Bangladesh to Minimize the Threat, Reazul S.M. Ahsan and Jinia Afrin

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Economic Inequality in the Democratic' Nepal: Dimensions and Implications', Udaya R. Wagle

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Effects of Deforestation on Tree Diversity and Livelihoods of Local Community A Case Study from Nepal, Krishna Karkee

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Identification of natural resources at watershed level: an initial step of mainstreaming of the Federal restructure in Nepal, Madan Koirala

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Inequality, Polarization and Violent Conflict: The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal, Mani Nepal, Alok K. Bohara, and Kishore Gawande

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Peoples Perceptions of Green Space Park in Pokhara, Nepal', Murari Suvedi, Krishna Shrestha, Bishwo Kallyan Parajuli, and Padam Giri

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Political Participation and Civic Literacy in Bajung: An Empirical Study with Correlation Analysis, Khadga K.C.

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Political predictions in Nepal, Aditya Man Shrestha

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Poverty, Inequality, Violent Conflict, and Welfare Loss: Micro-Level Evidence from Nepal, Mani Nepal

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Prioritizing and Estimating Hydropower Project Construction Risks: A Case Study of Nyadi Hydropower Project, Kamalesh Panthi

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Pursuing Democracy: Explaining Political Transitions in Nepal, Prakash Adhikari and James D. Timberlake

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Recruiting Rebels: Indoctrination and Political Education in Nepal, Kristine Eck

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"Retainer" Bureaucracy: An Impediment to the Process of Democratic Governance in Nepal, Sucheta Pyakuryal

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Rural Vulnerability and Tea Plantation Migration in Eastern Nepal and Darjeeling, Sarah Besky

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The Effect of Remittances on Child Labor and Child Education in Nepal, Michael Milligan and Alok Bohara

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The Human Dimensions of Land Change in Lamjung of Nepal, Milan Shrestha

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Trade Potentility and Ecological Analysis of NTFPs in Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, Krishna Lal Poudel

Submissions from 2005

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Investigating the Impact of Social Networks on Household Forest Conservation Effort in Rural Nepal, Mani Nepal, Alok K. Bohara, and Robert P. Berrens

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Opportunity, Democracy and Political Violence: A Sub-national Analysis of Conflict in Nepal, Alok K. Bohara, Neil J. Mitchell, and Mani Nepal

Submissions from 1994

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Economic Development in Nepal: Issues and Strategies, Ambika P. Adhikari and Kunjar M. Sharma