The Industry Status Report (ISR)

The Industry Status Report (ISR) provides a comprehensive analysis on the state of various industries in Nepal, leveraging an in-house industry survey. The absence of periodically available primary data on Nepali industries, either with the Government of Nepal or with private sector associations, has hindered targeted policy interventions. This report was produced as an effort to let the data speak for itself and promote evidence-driven policymaking. The survey will be carried out on a quarterly basis to tease out changes across critical variables that either promote or stifle growth in industries.
 
 
The First ISR- Q4 FY 2077/78
The First ISR is based on a survey of 47 industries. It was carried out from August 9 to September 17, 2021 and collects the information on the fourth quarter of the Fiscal Year 2077/78 i.e. Baisakh-Asar of 2078. 
Apart from the quarterly survey, each ISR will also cover one industry sector in depth. This edition focuses on the energy sector as  Energy is a major input for industries; Nepal has a comparative advantage in this sector; and the transition from carbon-based to clean energy is critical in the country’s efforts to adapt to climate change.
You can read the first ISR in issue here or you may click picture to read pdf.
 
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The Second ISR- Q1 FY 2078/79
The Industry Status Report (the Second Edition) is based on a survey of 62 industries. It was carried out from November 9, 2021 to December 24, 2021 and collects the information on Q1 of the Fiscal Year 2078/79 i.e. Shrawan-Asoj of 2078. On the whole, the Second Edition ISR offers 20 Key Industry Insights on how industries performed in Q1 2078/79, along with a comparison of data from Q4 2077/78. 
Apart from presenting the findings of the survey, each ISR covers one industry sector in depth. 
Tthe Second Edition focuses on the manufacturing industry for four primary reasons. First, industries in the manufacturing sector offer unique opportunities that help attain technological advancements. Second, the manufacturing industry has the greatest potential for generating well-paying jobs. Third, the manufacturing sector offers special opportunities for capital accumulation which is higher than that of agriculture and services; thus, an increasing share of manufacturing will drive economic growth. Fourth, the inclusion of industrialization in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as Sustainable Development Goal 9 (SDG 9) reaffirms its central role in the overall development picture.
You can read the first ISR in issue here or you may click picture to read pdf.
 
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