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Nepal 125/133 Countries re Competion Typical rural landscape in Kathmandu Valley.Till Niermann World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 6, 2009

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, which ranked Switzerland the most competitive economy in 2009-10, beating the United States, ranked Nepal 125th out of 133 countries.
Nepal did score some high marks, for the prevalence of trade barriers and for its brain drain. Reuters’ financial blogger Felix Salmon said, “There’s lots of good, substantive analysis in the report each year, and each year everybody ignores 99 % of it and concentrates solely on the rankings.”
Neighboring India is at 49 and China is at 29. Both nations have improved their rankings from 2008-09. Another report, by the Millennium Campaign of the United Nations’ Development Program, says that Nepal will most likely miss key targets for poverty and hunger reduction in its quest to achieve the development goals by 2015.
Even more striking are the report’s findings that 48 % of Nepalese children are malnourished, and that in only 20 % of births are the deliveries attended by health professionals. Almost half of the country’s children are hungry, and despite promises by the government about improving maternal health care, almost 80 % of women give birth without any professional assistance.
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar is leading a delegation of 30 members who will attend the U.N. General Assembly this week. The delegation includes several ministers, secretaries and advisers. The U.N. General Assembly offers the world’s smaller countries a way to network with other world leaders and a chance to speak for a few minutes and call attention to their countries. Nepal receives very little foreign aid to support its campaign to end hunger and poverty.

By Bhumika Ghimire

The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, which ranked Switzerland the most competitive economy in 2009-10, beating the United States, ranked Nepal 125th out of 133 countries.

Nepal did score some high marks, for the prevalence of trade barriers and for its brain drain. Reuters’ financial blogger Felix Salmon said, “There’s lots of good, substantive analysis in the report each year, and each year everybody ignores 99 % of it and concentrates solely on the rankings.”

Neighboring India is at 49 and China is at 29. Both nations have improved their rankings from 2008-09. Another report, by the Millennium Campaign of the United Nations’ Development Program, says that Nepal will most likely miss key targets for poverty and hunger reduction in its quest to achieve the development goals by 2015.

Even more striking are the report’s findings that 48 % of Nepalese children are malnourished, and that in only 20 % of births are the deliveries attended by health professionals. Almost half of the country’s children are hungry, and despite promises by the government about improving maternal health care, almost 80 % of women give birth without any professional assistance.

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar is leading a delegation of 30 members who will attend the U.N. General Assembly this week. The delegation includes several ministers, secretaries and advisers. The U.N. General Assembly offers the world’s smaller countries a way to network with other world leaders and a chance to speak for a few minutes and call attention to their countries. Nepal receives very little foreign aid to support its campaign to end hunger and poverty.

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