5-11 December 2014 #735



Infrastructure is ‘hardware’, but Nepal’s real bottleneck is the ‘software’ of management, government coordination, transparency and accountability. Investment in infrastructure without addressing the structural problems of governance will exacerbate inequality, lead to lopsided development, create wastage and harm the environment. Physical infrastructure is all well and good, but without improving the governance superstructure we will continue to be stuck in this dystopia.