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Research institutes from nest eggs: challenges and the way forward

Small economies with limited financial, technical, governmental and human resources and governance capacity encounter a number of challenges in addressing research and development needs. We share our attempts to face these challenges in Nepal, as well as key policy issues for national and international stakeholders to consider.

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Fig. 1: Analogy of LMIC-RDE and developed-RDE using trees in an orchard.


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Based on discussions with all coauthors, A.D. prepared the first draft and R.M. prepared the figure. All coauthors discussed, provided text inputs to and approved the final manuscript.

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Correspondence to Ashim Dhakal.

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Maharjan, R., Thapa, A., Rajbhandari, P. et al. Research institutes from nest eggs: challenges and the way forward. Nat Rev Methods Primers 4, 3 (2024).

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