for knowledge led change
Journalist Reading NEGA 2012 Report

Samriddhi Foundation’s core mission is to enable a movement for knowledge led change towards more freedom and prosperity. Therefore, Samriddhi’s advocacy initiatives are deeply rooted in the researches it undertakes.

The Foundation is deeply committed towards undertaking rigorous, relevant and independent research to guide advocacy and grass-root efforts for policy change. Therefore, Samriddhi’s researches are a mix of academic as well as advocacy orientation. These researches play an important role in setting the reform agendas and implementing several relevant reforms.

The researches Samriddhi conducts on these sectors and issues are looked upon form the lens of market led economic growth, policy constraints and creating a favorable business environment.

As a part of its efforts to raise economic agenda in Nepal, Samriddhi Foundation is committed to an annual analysis of growth constraints of Nepal along with exploring policy options. This process which aims at enabling knowledge led change and reform, is termed as the ‘Nepal Economic Growth Agenda (NEGA)’. NEGA identifies short term as well as long term policy bottlenecks that hinder Nepal’s economic growth. Nepal Economic Growth Agenda (NEGA) was initiated in partnership with the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry to bring adequate attention to priority agendas as economic growth efforts have been limited to rhetoric with political issues taking precedence.

The process was initiated in August 2011 and the first NEGA report was released in July 2012. The goal of this annual analysis is to facilitate the creation of a competitive and conducive business environment for Nepal, thereby leading to economic growth and prosperity.