As per the institute’s research capacity building goal, our institute (ISER-N) is, in collaboration with the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at University of Michigan and other collaborating universities, regularly offering various short courses on Survey Methods. ISR is the world’s largest university based research institute devoted to the study of the social sciences. Working together over one and half decades now, ISER-N and ISR has developed advanced research and teaching expertise and infrastructures including a sophisticated long distance learning center. The courses offered at ISER-N are designed to provide theoretical understanding as well as practical applications of the state-of-the-art survey research methods and analytical techniques. They build upon a combination of both long-term in-house expertise in Nepal and expertise of its collaborating institutions. This strategy has been highly successful in utilizing culturally appropriate setting specific expertise as well as cutting-edge research methods and analytical techniques that have been continuously developed and rigorously used in advanced countries. In order to maintain excellence and keep up to date its research capacity, ISER-N adopts a collaborative capacity building strategy with academic institutions around the world and has been successfully completed following training programs to date.

1. Summer Institute Courses, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan – 50 Participants
2. Long-term Academic Training – 13 Participants
3. Other Seminar and Workshops – 6 Participants

1. Undergraduate Students – 9 Participants
2. Graduate Students – 27 Participants
3. Post Doctoral Fellows/Junior Faculty – 8 Participants
4. Policy Communication Fellows – 5 Participants

1. Data Users’ Workshop – 121 Participants
2. Training on Survey Research Techniques & Survey Data Analysis – 236 Participants
3. General Interviewing Techniques Training – 577 Participants
4. Interns- 3 Participants