History

History

Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) was established on 25 November 1990 as a successor to the Integrated Development Systems or IDS (established in 1979). IIDS has built a prodigious reputation as a premier think tank in Nepal, accomplishing its assigned tasks in research and advocacy.  Over these years, IIDS has successfully conducted more than 300 studies/surveys with major thrust in areas such as: macro-economics, foreign aid, agriculture and rural development, food and nutrition, population and health, education, trade and energy, regional co-operation, women in development, poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and sustainable peace. It pivots on informing public policy through empirical research, building capacity of government agencies, and facilitating exchange of knowledge and experience across institutions within and outside Nepal.