IDI, registered in 1996 under relevant act of Nepal, is a non-profit making, non- governmental Research and Development organization dedicated to help, through systems approach, in generating and promoting complimentary and mutually reinforcing packages of technology, services and suggestive public policies.
Studies and research
towards the development and management of natural resources
on a sustainable basis constitute some of the major
activities of the Institute. It also strives to develop
and promote innovative measures, methods and approaches
for modernizing and enhancing production, productivity
and quality of products of the economic and service
sectors. It equally focuses on human resource development
by providing opportunities towards imparting necessary
and relevant knowledge and skills so that they in turn
become the engine of growth and thus promoting a job-led
economic progress. It is aimed that the outputs of the
activities will ultimately lead to the improvement of
quality of life of people while following pro-nature
and environment-friendly approaches.
While striving to contribute through studies, research and training for a rapid socio-economic development and capacity building, its activities are geared towards strengthening the livelihood security of the poor, promoting gender balance and maintaining the ecological integrity at various levels extending from national to regional and global levels.
To conduct scientific, technological and other
related multidisciplinary studies and research for
the development and sustainable management of natural
To develop and promote innovative measures, methods
and approaches for modernizing and enhancing production,
productivity and quality of products of economic
and service sectors including agriculture and industry;
To address environmental problems at the national,
regional and global levels through basic and applied
To provide opportunities for human resource development
through the educational programs and training etc.
To facilitate the exchange of research results
as well as the gained knowledge and experiences
by organizing workshops, seminars, etc. and also
publishing periodic reports, newsletter and other
An Executive committee guides IDI in identifying its
thrust areas as well as in formulating and executing
its program activities. The committee also looks after
other operational aspects of the Institute. Organisation
IDI has a team of qualified and experienced professional,
research, support and service staff to conduct studies,
research as well as training for accomplishing its mission.
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