The potentially powerful Committee on World Food Security has failed to follow up recommendations on measures to control escalating world food prices. If the Committee had gathered in Bangkok, it might have reached a different conclusion.
Exceptional levels of remittances from migrant workers may explain an apparently sharp improvement in poverty figures in Nepal. But there is a human price to pay for this model of development.
The fall of Prachanda’s government has no direct connection with the controversial treatment of Gurkha veterans in the UK. But our domestic political dramas should not overshadow the significance of poverty reduction and stability in Nepal.