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Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS), a non-governmental research organization established in 1998, has been focusing on prioritized issues which are associated to development of the country. NIDS contributes to the development process by conducting research, implementing effective programs to create environment through initiation, facilitation and coordination of activities and networking/lobbying and advocating on equitable development strategies.
Mission
Develop an integrated and sustainable development model suitable for Nepal.
Objectives
  • Contribute to socio-economic development by undertaking innovative research and supporting alternative development models.
  • Implement programs to raise awareness and alleviate poverty in Nepalese society.
  • Empower local institutions in order to implement sustainable development programs in Nepal.
  • Conduct research on migration patterns to find aspects of its related vulnerability and recommend alternatives to bring to the attention of the policy-making officials in the country.
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 'Regional Knowledge Forum'
The Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development Goals in the Hindu Kush Himalayas was organized by NIDS and was held at ICIMOD headquarters in Nepal on 14-15 September 2017. It was a Regional-level Knowledge Forum with more emphasis on discussions about issues of climate change impacts, adaptation, resilience and human mobility in the Himalayas. This workshop was funded by the European Union, the Federal Government of Germany and Norwegian Refugee Council. Participants from Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and Pakistan, and experts from IOM and other agencies too attended the two-day-long event.
 Read More   14 and 15 Sep, 2017   
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 ''Dr. Ganesh Gurung appointed as member of National Population Council''
Dr. Ganesh Gurung has been appointed as a Member of National Population Council (NPC) for two years strating on 4th February 2017. NPC is headed by the Prime Minister of Nepal.
    4th Feb, 2017  
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 'Dr. Ganesh Gurung appointed as Expert Member in High Level Task'
Dr. Ganesh Gurung has been appointed as an Expert Member in High-Level Taskforce to formulate new foreign policy of Nepal which is headed by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nepal.
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 ''The workshop on Gender Relation and Female Migration for Construction Work within Nepal''
This workshop is jointly organized by the Sussex University, UK and Nepal Institute of Development Studies (NIDS) that aims to present the findings of the study on gender relations within the family and workplace from rural to urban areas for construction work. The study investigates into reasons of migration and the migrating communities, how the migration decision is taken and the negotiations involved at the household level, whether the migration has elements of coercion, who is left behind and why, the process of migration, working conditions and gender relations at the workplace, and the overall impact on migrants and families. This program was held on 19th April, 2017 at SAP Falcha House, Babarmahal, Kathmandu.
    19th April,2017  
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 'Rapid assessment in Kerung'
The Nepal institute of Development Studies (NIDS) conducted a rapid Assessment of the girls, boys and children working in different hotels and resturants in the Rasuwagadi border region with particular focus on Timure and Ghatte Khola. Due to earthquake, the major route to Nepal from China, Tatopani had been blocked. After disastrous earthquake and landslide human settlement in Tatopani collapsed.This resulted an altenative route to import chinese goods and materials from Rasuwagadhi of Rasuwa district. Then, Rasuwagadhi flourished its economy.But it also had negative consequences by becoming hub for women trafficking.In this project, NIDS identified the situation of girls, boys and women working in hotels and resturant in Rasuwagadhi Boarder. It understood the situation of women and girls exploitation and trafficking in the Rasuwagadhi boarder area and it also idetified the process of migration of girls and women from Nepal to China.
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 ''Code of conduct of NAFEA consultation workshop''
In collaboration with UN Women and of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agency (NAFEA), NIDS organized consultation on Implementation of Code of Conduct of strategy of NAFEA it has been eight years since the Code of Conduct of NAFEA is implemented. However, a more strategic and effective implementation would improve the image of the FEAs. Such an implementation would be beneficial for migrant workers too. Thus, consultation was organized to prepare the action plan based on CoC strategies and make agencies responsible and accountable towards migrant workers and their families, making foreign employment a respectable, professional and organized business, increase coordination and cooperation among the agencies, safeguard the rights of women workers in foreign employment.
    28th Mar, 2013  
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 'NIDS presents a case in United Nations General Assembly on Trafficking and Migration...'
NIDS has presented a case in United Nations General Assembly on Trafficking and Migration on 22 October, 2009. The event can be accessed in the archive of UN web site at www.un.org/webcast.
    26th Oct, 2009  
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