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The 115thmeeting of the Governing Council of the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) which met on 5th September 2019 appointed Dr. Swarnim Waglé, former Vice Chair, National Planning Commission of Nepal, as Executive Chairman of the institute for a three year period effective from Poush 1, 2076 (December 17, 2019). Dr. Wagle has been affiliated with IIDS in an advisory role since 2016.


The same meeting of the council accepted the resignation of Dr. Bishnu Dev Pant, who has been Executive Director of the institute since June 2010. Dr. Pant will however be continuing in the institute as a Distinguished Senior Fellow and will also be serving as a member of IIDS Governing Council for a period of 4 years, effective Poush 2076.