A multidisciplinary thematic research center of PRI, this center has a scope to conduct a wide range of policy research and dialogues that relate to its units. The center works with the unflinching belief that people should be at the centre of public policy process of the country.  

The center has been divided into three units:

3.1 Legal Affairs Unit

This unit emphasizes policy research and public dialogues on the subjects related to the policy directions on the policy processes of the constitutional provisions, Acts and rules, human rights, and intellectual property rights. The scope of the unit also extends to studies and public dialogues on diverse issues related with institutional cooperation and disputes resolution at federal and sub-national levels based on their legislative and constitutional rights.

3.2 Education Policy Unit

This unit focuses on a broad spectrum of policy research and public dialogue on issues of education system and health facilities, decent jobs, social security and justice, gender equality and social inclusion including protection of people with disabilities, poverty, the needs of children and families, youth, senior citizen, minorities, among related others.

3.3 Health Policy Unit

This unit aims to contribute to policy process on the overall health system, services, problems, priorities and knowledge of the health sector through research, analysis and dialogues.

3.4 Social Welfare and Security Unit

This unit studies social security and justice, gender equality and social inclusion, social security of the persons with disabilities, poverty, needs and social protection of children, youths and citizen seniors and minorities.

Panel of Senior Thematic Experts (Honorary Senior Advisors)

Dr. Netra Prasad Timsina
Prof. Dr. Mana Prasad Wagley
Dr. Binda Pandey
Prof. Dr. Bipin Adhikari
Hon. Pushpa Bhusal
Prof. Dr. Sarad Onta

Research Team

Hari Sharma Neupane, PhD

Senior Research Fellow & Head of Research Department

Giri Raj Sharma, PhD

Research Fellow

Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal, PhD

Associate Research Fellow

Research (Current Fiscal Year)

SN Title of Project Name of Collaborator (if any) Name of PI/Co-PI Year of Completion Project Status Publication Type
1 सार्वजनिक नीति तर्जुमा दिग्दर्शन २०७८ 2021 Download Research Report
2 Status of Adult Mortality in Nepal and Possible Measures against it Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal, PhD, 2021 Download Policy Brief/Issue Brief

Research (Previous Fiscal Years)

SN Title of Project Name of Collaborator (if any) Name of PI/Co-PI Year of Completion Project Status Publication Type
1 Factors Associated with the Dropout Rate of Social Health Insurance in Nepal Jham Kumar Bishwakarma, PhD 2021 Download Research Report
2 Psysho-social impact of COVID-19 and resilient well-being in Nepal Central Department of Anthropology, Tribhuvan University Ongoing Research Report
3 Strengthening social harmony in Nepal Ongoing Research Report
4 Factors associated with the dropout rate of social health insurance in Nepal Dr. Jham Kumar Bishwakarma 2021 Download Research Report
5 Conflict of interest in legislative affairs in Nepal Kiran Chapagain 2019 Download Research Report
6 Inventory of major policy research institutions of Nepal and conceptualization of potential networking framework Dr. Raj Kumar Bhattarai 2019 Download Research Report
7 Sharpening positive discrimination: Inserting class within gender, ethnicity, caste and religion Dr. Sujeet Karna 2019 Download Research Report
8 Reducing burden of adult death and disability Dr. Chhabi Ranabhat 2019 Download Research Report
9 Social protection, challenges and pre-requisites: A study of Prime Minister’s employment programme in Nepal Dr. Sujeet Karna 2019 Download Research Report