Educational reform is one of the ways Nepal can be changed. Economic growth and education are intricately related. Only if people are educated and skilled can they work better and contribute to economic development. The problem with Nepal's education is that it is exam-oriented. It does not produce thinkers and innovators. Students should be taught in a way that motivates them to think about the problems of the nation and seek their solution. This does not require great resources, only a change in the teaching process.
Three things are essential for economic growth: confidence in oneself, determination to do something, and new ideas and innovation. Nepal's education fails to develop any of these qualities in students. If the political leadership today is dishonest and not committed to the nation's progress then it is largely because of the faulty education system. Nepal's education never taught them integrity, love for the country, or confidence in the capacity of the Nepali people.
I have been coming to Nepal for many years. In 12 years, I have visited Nepal over a dozen times. Every time I come here, I am fascinated by the optimism of the Nepali people. Even amidst abject poverty and deprivation, people have a deep faith in life, which keeps them going. There are many problems in Nepal at the moment but I am sure the positive attitude of its people will lead it towards progress in the future.
Japan went through major upheavals in the past but it bounced back, so there is no reason why Nepal cannot do it. And the first step to do so is through a massive change in its educational system.