Introduction

Global Institute for Policy Research and Development was founded with a main objective to dedicate educational and development services comprising research activities, academic and report writing, research analysis, translation and interpretation services. Managed by professors, academic and professional researchers, data analysists, research methodologists, foreign-language and creative experts, translators, GIPRD has been steadily serving diverse communities of business firms, individual professionals, and development organizations with consultant and intellectual services. Several among other services dedicated by this organization for the last 8 years entail conducting short and long-term base-line surveys and research projects, research data analysis, translation (English-Nepali/ Nepali-English) and interpretation services, designing data collection tools, preparing and presenting concept papers on development issues, organizing national and international seminars and conferences. The organization has specialized in organizing training programs on academic, creative and research writing, professional development of professionals, faculties and managers working in the development, educational and business organizations and corporate sectors. At GIPRD we also offer consultancy services for devising policy, strategies and curriculum on formal, non-formal and informal education and training programs for the aspirant organizations that seek to or would be involved in activities e.g. social inclusion, entrepreneurship,  child-development, education, and other social development areas. In addition, GIPRD has involved in assignments such as studying, analyzing and assessing public policies with dedicated objectives and unbiased approach, carrying out community, gender and child-development focused research projects, and also provide training to community-level populace concerning to foster a pool of leadership while seeking to promote economic and social development policies together with starting academic debates and dialogues upon the issues related to effective implementation of government and non-government aids and strategies that influence local, regional and national development processes. While involving as a consultant organization for research, our team of experts are channeled to study the issues as contracted from the service seekers and formulate scientifically valid research designs to carry out surveys and research that feature as social-science research projects. The research designs practiced in general for educational and social developmental issues make on phenomenological and perception survey methods, evaluation and assessment survey and research designs, ethnographic research, narrative studies, case study design, and also advance types of mixed methods and mixed model research-designs for research projects that aim to report on large scale of data with robust analyses. Likewise, business organizations, educational and development agencies have been continuously responded from GIPRD with consultancy and direct services for data analysis, disbursement of business plans, document translation and interpretation services, and training services for human resource development, internship and placement, and many more.

To carry out various kinds of jobs outlined, GIPRD is managed by board of directors consisting of professors, researchers, language experts, data analysists, and trainers of national and international repute who are also subject to working for any assignments the organization undertakes. Besides, the organization recruits individual professionals to its pool of experts in order to accomplish any new assignment that it will be necessary to involve larger number of professionals. 

We study public policies with a dedicated objective and an unbiased approach. We strive to influence policy changes by publishing our research and by framing policy debates and discussions on various subjects. Our research areas include Governance, Education, Economic Reforms, Market Surveys, Livelihood Surveys, Project evaluation, and monitoring surveys and other types of professional research activities.

Identically, the organization has supported several private institutions and academia in drafting their policy papers, documenting their work experiences and surveys for future work plans and projects, many of which have had a profound impact at the governance level. Private,  institutional as well as public agencies have often approached us for advance training programs in the areas as human resource capacity building training, organizational communication behavior, and effective management system, business plans and empowerment related training that aim at empowerment of the marginal groups and livelihood survey training and several similar components.

Before the second constituent assembly election date i.e. 19th November 2013, we conducted a household survey about possible result indictors by mobilizing undergraduate students ofUniglobe college, a sister concern of the institute to survey people’s opinions, support and grievances in connection with elections, constitution making process in Nepal and delays and people’s expectations toward the current political development and their voting support. In all 420 households and 300 telephone surveys  were carried out by the students for which the research directors’ panel trained the scholars on how to carry out data collection and data presentation activities prior to their field activities. Sets of survey questionnaires and survey check lists were developed for the students in groups to conduct household surveys for about twenty days. The reports were prepared and submitted to the stakeholders of election particularly, political parties and individuals in leadership. The overall process took about a month until the findings were extracted based on data analysis.  All the survey and research ethics were seriously handled during the field survey session and the students were also disseminated with ample exposure to relevant literature and experiences about similar types of survey activities in the past. The entire activities were accomplished in the direct involvement and with direct intervention of our research team displayed under the head management team of G-IPRD.

G-IPRD has a good research team comprising of professionals from different fields of expertise and resource persons from across the world. Research internship is another key activity of G-IPRD. G-IPRD produces working papers in various fields. Innovative policy solutions and ideas that are in sync with global technological revolutions and entrepreneurship are the key components of our policy research. It has been registered under the Company Act, 2006.