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Nepal harnesses politics of inclusion

Political and economic transformation on horizon after years of malaise

| Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan

Visitors shocked by Kathmandu's squalid urban sprawl, decrepit roads and chaotic traffic may be surprised to hear that Nepal is on the cusp of a major political and economic transformation.

Judging by headlines in the media, Nepal does not seem to have much to show for itself. In the decade after the end of a brutal Maoist insurgency, the country has been mired in chronic instability with 10 prime ministers in 10 years.

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