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.


  • 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.