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Topic: Strikes and its effect on development

Masters of Development Studies

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)

BRAC University

Submitted to: Ahrar Ahmad

Subject: Global Dimension of Development

Submitted by: Sukirti Amatya

ID: 17262016

Semester: Spring 2018

Date: 4th March, 2018


This paper tries to review the aspect of strikes and how they have affected the developmental
process in Nepal. The objects of this paper also try to know how much economic loss happed due
to strikes and how the economic loss have affected the economic development. There are
different types of strikes and different factors affect the strikes. Strikes which are influenced by
economic factors lead to short term strikes where as political strikes are long term strikes. Most
of the strikes in Nepal is because of political issues and which has been for long period. A strike
can affect the daily lifestyles of the people as well as their economy. Due to strikes not only
economy but it will also hamper the developmental works throughout the nations. This paper is
based on the secondary data. Number of strikes are extracted from Open data Nepal which are
sourced from United Nation Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), Nepal office. The
budgets are calculated from the Annual budget report of Nepal and the GNI and GDP are
extracted from World Bank and Central Bureau of Statistics, Nepal. This paper tries to find how
much expenditure is done in the development sector by the nation, and how this indicates
slowdown of the development. The compare GDP and GNI with the strike years.
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