Ongoing Projects
Last updated on 16 Aug, 2015

Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS): 1995-ongoing

CVFS is a comprehensive multi-level mixed methods panel study of individuals, families, and communities in the Chitwan Valley of Nepal. The study aims to investigate the influence of social contexts on population processes and the relationships between the environment and population processes.  


Coupled Nature Human (CNH): Feedbacks between Human Community Dynamics and Socio-ecological Vulnerability in a Biodiversity Hotspot: 2013-2017

The study, in short called Coupled Nature Human (CNH) study, aims to examine the bidirectional relationships between exotic plant invasion and a suite of socio-ecological variables, including biophysical, household, and community characteristics, land use history, and non-family social organizations and institutions, across 21 heterogeneous community forests in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park of Nepal. 


Labor Outmigration, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security (LOAF): 2014-2018

The project aims to investigate the consequences of labor outmigration on agricultural productivity in a poor agricultural country persistently facing food security problems in Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.



Family Migration Context and Early Life Outcomes (FAMELO): 2015-2019

The study assesses the role of migration on children and adolescents in communities of origin with the aim to understand how family migration experiences are associated with outcomes for children and adolescents and the distinctive features of these environments that may lead to differential pathways.  FAMELO is a comparative international study administered in Mexico, Mozambique and Nepal. 


Ideational Influences on Migration: Values and Beliefs: 2014-2019

This project investigates the influence of ideational factors values and beliefs on domestic and international migration in Nepal. The study area of the project is Western Chitwan Valley of Nepal.


Female Labor Force Participation and Children’s Outcomes: An Investigation of Mother’s participation in Paid Labor Force on Children’s Health: 2016-2018

The study aims to investigate the relationship between Female Labor Force Participation and Children’s Outcomes based on the household economy to the children's education, health and well-being. The study setting of this object is ChitwanValley.