Institute for policy Research and Development (IPRAD) is not for profit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization founded by a group of leading experts from a multidisplinary fields. Established in the year 2052 B.S under Social Organization Registration Act 2034 B.S, IPRAD is dedicated to the policy research, advocacy and social dialogue, along with some other major areas mainly on social inclusion, gender balance, social justice and good governance, national and international social-economic, political and cultural issues. With office in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, IPRAD stands out one of the major think tank dealing in the contemporary policy issues of national and international importance. By now, the Institute has gone through dozens of policy formulation, research studies, public consultations, seminars and publications of national and international importance.



Highly recognized institute committed to policy research and social dialogue for the socio-economic and cultural transformation of Nepal.


Economic prosperity and socio-cultural wellbeing of Nepalese people through well informed research and policy dialogue for all sectoral development partners.

Governance Structure

General assembly is the highest body and is convened annually. Major role, function and responsibility of the assembly is to elect executive committee, approve policy, plan and programs, budget, financial statement audit and to review progress.The executive committee consists of nine persons including chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasures and 5 members. Committee is responsible for day to day affairs for the implementation of the general assembly decisions.


IPRAD is a non-profit organization dedicated to intellectual and analytical pursuits having a practical and direct relevance to the upliftment of the Nepalese people. Poverty alleviation through expanded employment and income generation, basic education, primary health services, and improvement in the overall quality of life constitute major areas of its focus. The specific objectives are:

  • To undertake research on economic, social, management, institutional, legal and environmental issues.
  • To conduct training and workshops in areas which directly enhance the skills and awareness of the low income and disadvantaged groups
  • To formulate and implement action plans and programs in various development areas.
  • To evolve and draw up policy alternatives for ensuring sustainable development process.

Organized Events


Dissemination Workshop on Competitiveness of Nepalese Agricultural Products Under Multilateral and Regional Trading Arrangements, March 2011.

Seminar on Stakeholders Consultation Asian Development Bank RETA: Strategic Partnership for Policy Development and Action to Foster Regional Cooperation in South Asia on 15-16 July 2011.

Dissemination Workshop on: Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011, September 12, 2011.

Organized Workshop on: Energy Crisis and Alternatives in Nepal, 2011.

An interaction program on Hydro-Potential and Energy Crisis in Nepal, January 29, 2016.

Interaction Program on Contemporary Issues on Global and Nepalese Economy, November 3, 2016.

Major Publications

Macroeconomic Policies, Shocks and Poverty Reduction in Nepal: A simulation-based Quantitative Analysis (2005).
Understanding Reforms in Nepal: Political Economy and Institutional Perspective (2005).
Role and Effectiveness of Foreign Aid under PRSP in Nepal (2008).
Economic Road Map of GON, 2014 (Published in Nepali language).
Leading Issues of Nepalese Economy, Journals.