Social Enterprises in Nepal

Sameer Maharjan & Ashish Duwadi

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt


Nepal is still emerging from the complex political upheaval manifested by the three most significant breakthroughs i.e. ten years long civil warm people revolution of 2006, and Terai-Madesh revolution. This revolution has caused serious damage in socio-culture aspect in Nepal. The newly elected government after the revolution found difficulties in addressing all the issues relating from where there is need of social enterprise in Nepal to address those social issues. Guthi Sansthan have been working in the field of addressing social issues from 5th Centuries where Guthi Sansthan have similar characteristics as social enterprise. Despite of Guthi had started long time ago, still the number of social enterprises seem in adequate to address the social issues in cities as well as in rural area. Looking at the funding from the foreign aid, Nepal have been receiving foreign aid via NGOs and INGOs. NGOs and INOGs segregate the funds to different sector where there is lack of monitoring whether the funds are properly use in addressing social issues which shows that there is demand of social entrepreneurs and enterprise to address those issues. Social enterprise work in the business model where the profit accrued by the enterprise use in addressing social issues. Similarly, our researched was on why the social enterprise could not flourish in Nepal in comparison to other countries. For this we reviewed the entrepreneurial ecosystem which gave us findings on which actors and domains in ecosystem lacks in context to Nepal. We looked in Isenberg (2011) domains of entrepreneurial ecosystem. We analysed all the domains proposed by Isenberg (2011) in context to Nepal.

UddannelserMaster i Socialt Entreprenørskab og Management (SEM), (Masteruddannelse) Master
Udgivelsesdato3 sep. 2019
Antal sider103
VejledereJennifer Eschweiler


  • Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Isenberg (2011), Bloom and Dees (2008), Social Enterprise and social entrepreneur ecosystem in Nepal