To reduce the risks posed by natural hazards, governments need to address residents' everyday fears, too.
Nepal's capital city was devastated by the 2015 earthquake, but rebuilding heritage sites has been fraught with difficulties.
Breeding young men for export has never been a successful economic development strategy. Policies that improve local labour market opportunities could increase the status of women.
Chhaupadi, the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home, often to a cow shed, is still practised in some areas of Western Nepal.
Mean annual air temperature on Everest is –13°C at 7,000 metres elevation, and yet the ice in its highest glacier is only –3.3°C.
Sri Lanka has become the cautionary tale when it comes to Belt and Road investment with China. Can Nepal avoid a similar fate?
A new exhibition captures the moment when Germany started to rebuild her national pride, in the Himalayan mountains.
Women health-care volunteers in places like Nepal, Afghanistan and Ethiopia play a vital role in the health system, yet they are undervalued and undertrained.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
The problem of antimicrobial resistance won't go away as long as people in poor countries don't have access to clean water.
Pregnant women and new mothers who feel totally powerless are taking their own lives in increasing numbers in Nepal. More mental health training for local midwives is needed.
Reconstruction progress in Nepal has been painfully slow. Building code compliance and better urban planning are a must – but inequitable access to resources undermines recovery.
Nepal has blamed India for exacerbating intense monsoon flooding that has killed at least 1,200 people in the last two months.
Generally conflicts are not caused by climate change. But it can lead to complex security risks.
The coveted and unusual aphrodisiac found only at very high altitudes can fetch up to US$100,000 a kilo.
Two years after the second earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, the recovery efforts have been stalled by political instability and money mismanagement.
Bhutan and Nepal could change economic development in South Asia, thanks to their hydropower potential.
Remote mountain regions are closer to the climate problem than we think, particularly in the context of safeguarding essential ecosystem services such as safe and adequate water.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
Millions of women are ostracised when their husbands die. Many are now empowering themselves to right the wrongs.