Program Priorities
Last updated on 11 Sep, 2017

Based on the challenges that are facing Nepal in the context of rapid, multi-dimensional and multifaceted national and global changes, ISER-N has identified the following priority areas to focus its attention on population dynamics, population and environmental dynamics, education and empowerment, livelihoods support, social justice and good governance, and women and children, indigenous people, and ethnic minorities that are underprivileged, economically downtrodden, marginalized and are most vulnerable to economic and political changed capacity building.


Population Dynamics

ISER-N places the population dynamics to high priority and has been conducting various research concerning population dynamics. ISER-N has been collecting longitudinal panel data of population dynamics in Chitwan Valley. 


Population and Environment Dynamics

Understanding the interrelationship between population and the environment

Research on Population and the Environment is directed towards understanding the interrelationships between human actions on the local environment and vice versa. 


Population Health

Understanding the health impacts of the social and environment change in the population

Research about Population Health is directed towards understanding the change in social context and the environment and their effects on the human health. 


Education and Empowerment


Empowering Humans

The education and empowerment program aims at understanding existing educational inequalities and promoting knowledge and skills for a better understanding of sustainable development priorities. 


Livelihood Support

Optimizing Knowledge and Resource for Economic Independence

The livelihoods support programs aim to build partnerships with economically and socially disadvantaged and marginalized ethnic minorities to enable them to achieve sustainable livelihoods. 


Social Justice and Good Governance

Strengthening social justice and promoting democratic values for good governance

Social justice and good governance are two fundamental democratic principles of legitimacy and accountability of government for securing human rights, local autonomy, and devolution of state power. 


Capacity Building

Developing Knowledge, Skills and High Quality Research Infrastructure

Our priorities in capacity building programs include  the institutional as well as national level. Read More