Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Publication date: 
2017
Accord issue: 
Issue 26
Author: 

Amrita Limbu describes the significant impact that the substantial Nepalis expatriate community has had in shaping the country’s domestic picture. Many Nepalis were encouraged to work abroad to boost the country’s weak economy and to prevent recruitment into the burgeoning Maoist army. Remittances now make up a considerable proportion of Nepal’s GDP, and marginalised communities have benefitted significantly from this.