SAMRIDDHI FOUNDATION

SAMRIDDHI FOUNDATION

Kathmandu, Nepal

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ABOUT

The mission of Samriddhi Foundation is to promote ideas of freedom (civil, political, and economic) through public policy recommendations (based on independent research), educational programs, and public participation for a free and prosperous Nepal.

Major programs for this organization include: Last Thursdays with an Entrepreneur; Global Entrepreneurship Week in Nepal; Campaign for a Livable Nepal

IN THE NEWS

SAMRIDDHI WINS BIG FOR SMALL INDUSTRIES

In Nepal, small businesses make up 90 percent of the nation’s GDP. So when Nepalese group Samriddhi Foundation had the opportunity to lower the cost of doing business for entrepreneurs, they knew they had to act. According to research coordinator Akash Shrestha, Samriddhi has engaged extensively with the Nepal’s last three Minis...

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ALUMNI IN FOCUS: AKASH SHRESTHA

Akash Shrestha, research coordinator with Kathmandu-based Samriddhi Foundation, is somewhat obsessed with ensuring that entrepreneurs can earn their own living in the new Nepal. Akash and Daniel Anthony, editor-in chief of Freedom’s Champion and Atlas Network’s vice president of marketing and communications, first met over break...

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SLASHING BUSINESS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS IN NEPAL

Economies can’t flourish when it’s difficult to start a business. The Samriddhi Foundation, an Atlas Network partner based in Nepal, had a recent victory reforming business registration procedures with the country’s Office of Company Registrar (OCR), reducing the time it takes to register a new domestic business from several da...

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MORE THAN 570 NEPALESE STUDENTS EMBRACE OPEN-MARKET PRINCIPLES

There is good reason for optimism in Nepal these days. It has been more than a decade since the civil war between the Nepalese government and the Maoist Communist Party, and nearly two years since the catastrophic earthquake that claimed the lives of thousands. The country is still healing, but relative stability has given rise...

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SAMRIDDHI, THE PROSPERITY FOUNDATION, WINS 2016 ASIA LIBERTY AWARD

Atlas Network is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Asia Liberty Award, part of the Regional Liberty Awards, an annual program recognizing think tanks that have made important contributions to improving the landscape for enterprise and entrepreneurship in their regions. The winner of the 2016 Asia Liberty Award is Nep...

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A LOOK BACK AT THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL LIBERTY EVENT OF THE YEAR

You never know where your next big idea will originate — a dynamic speaker, a moving video, an interactive workshop, a chance conversation. Inspiration can arise from almost anywhere, and a primary reason that Atlas Network organizes Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner (LFFD) every year is to facilitate an environment in which there...

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CULTIVATING NEXT GENERATION OF ASIAN, AFRICAN POLICY LEADERS IN INDIA

Making an impact in public policy requires learning rigorous research methods and best practices in publishing policy papers. At the recent CPPR-Atlas Policy School 2015, participants spent 14 days of intensive training in which they were challenged to develop their research agenda, conduct field research, draft policy papers, a...

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NEPAL’S AGRICULTURAL MARKETS NEED FREE COMPETITION

In nations with a high degree of central planning, the products with the most crucial roles in the economy tend to be the ones subject to the greatest control by government officials. This interference inevitably makes those products far more scarce and expensive. In Nepal, the predominantly agrarian economy relies heavily on pe...

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REALIZING THE WORLDWIDE VISION OF ANTONY FISHER

The key to achieving a free society is, first and foremost, to change the climate of ideas. That’s the lesson that Atlas Network founder Sir Antony Fisher drew from Nobel laureate economist Friedrich Hayek before he abandoned his electoral ambitions to begin work founding and supporting think tanks that would assemble the analyt...

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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS SELECTED FOR LEVERAGING INDICES GRANT

To achieve tangible, real-world impact in the think tank world, measuring the outcomes and results of our work is a key ingredient of the equation. In order advance this goal, Atlas Network has proposed using reputable international rankings or indices and then objectively assessing the results of think tanks’ work as they try t...

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GOVERNMENT-RUN SCHOOLS FALLING BEHIND IN NEPAL

In Nepal, every student must face “the Iron Gate” – a colloquial term for the School Leave Certification exams given upon completion of 10th grade. Passing is a requirement for going on to higher levels of education.

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