International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION) Vol. 2(2), pp. 1 - 9
DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2014.020201
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Politics, Policy and Poverty in Nepal


Bala Raju Nikku *, Azlinda Azman
Social Work Programme, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

ABSTRACT

Poverty in Nepal is deep, diverse and multifaceted. This article examines the conceptual and policy links between poverty, policies and human rights. This paper aims to provide some pathways for an increased understanding of policy and politics dimensions of poverty in Nepal. This examination is further informed by a critical social work perspective, sharpened through the authors’ presentation at a USM and CSU sponsored research colloquium on poverty as a human rights violation. Beginning with a description of the present level of poverty in Nepal and the values underpinning Nepalese social policy, we then analyse anti-poverty initiatives by the Nepalese successive governments and non state actors and examine the role of Nepalese nascent social work profession in the gigantic task of crafting poverty free Nepal.

KEYWORDS
Nepal, Poverty, Social Work, Social Policy, Development Planning, Politics, Donor Agencies, Poverty studies

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Bala Raju Nikku , Azlinda Azman , "Politics, Policy and Poverty in Nepal," International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1 - 9, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2014.020201.

(b). APA Format:
Bala Raju Nikku , Azlinda Azman (2014). Politics, Policy and Poverty in Nepal. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice(CEASE PUBLICATION), 2(2), 1 - 9. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2014.020201.