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Improving Learning: Developing Measures of Accountability and Evaluating their Association with Students’ Gains in Achievement in Nepal

This project will develop and validate measures of accountability to be shared with the Nepal Ministry of Education (MOE) and use those measures in an analysis of the determinants of...

Family Migration Context and Early Life Outcomes: Migrant Interview Augmentation

The study adds a new migrant survey component to the Family Migration Context and Early Life Outcomes Study (FAMELO) which examines the impact of migration by family members on children...

Cross-National Comparative Study of Religion in Nepal

This project will create baseline measures of religious attitudes, practice and salience from a nationally representative sample of adultsfor a cross-national comparative investigation of religion andexamine associations between individual’s religious...

Understanding the Connections among Genes, Environment, Family Processes and Mental Health: 2016-2019

The study,also known as Chitwan Valley Health and Stress Study (CVHSS) aims to understand the connections of the stress developed in the individuals with their genetic composition and the social and natural...

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...

Investigation of Ocular Disease and Household Fuel Use in Kaski: 2016-2018

The project aims to investigate the association between indoor fuel use histories, particularly of biomass and kerosene, and three eye diseases Cataract, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Dry eye disease...

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...

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 in Chitwan Valley. 

Coupled Nature Human (CNH): Feedbacks between Human Community Dynamics and Socio-ecological Vulnerability in a Biodiversity Hotspot: 2013-2018

The 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...

Investigation of relationship between Household Air Pollution exposure and Cardiopulmonary Disease Indicators in Nepali Women (Cardio-Pulmonary Study): 2016-2017

The study aims to identify household factors that increase the risk of people getting heart and lung diseases. The study setting of the project is Kaski and surrounding districts of...

Labor Outmigration, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security 2015-2017

The Labor Outmigration, Agricultural Productivity and Food Security project is awarded to the University of Michigan, USA and Institute for Social and Environmental Research-Nepal, Nepal. The work is based on...