An initiative of Daayitwa Abhiyaan to bring together experienced researchers, policy makers and other partners for sustainable development of Nepal.

The mission of GovLab is to create an ecosystem which influences research-driven national policy by conducting policy research, facilitating dialogue among various stakeholders, and sharing knowledge. GovLab also strives to be a platform for policy-making researchers to exchange ideas and advocate for evidence-based policy-making in Nepal.

Policy Focus
An initiative of Daayitwa Abhiyaan to bring together experienced researchers, policy makers and other partners for sustainable development of Nepal.
 Youth Employment
Youth Employment
 Access to Investment
Access to Investment
 Women’s Economic Empowerment
Women’s Economic Empowerment
 Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
 Governance Reform
Governance Reform
Our Team
An initiative of Daayitwa Abhiyaan to bring together experienced researchers, policy makers and other partners for sustainable development of Nepal.
Dr. Pukar Malla
FOUNDER AND CHAIRPERSON
Dr. Pukar Malla
Nisha Onta, PhD
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nisha Onta, PhD
Dilasha K.C.
Communications and Outreach Officer
Dilasha K.C.
Siddhartha Rayamajhi
Governance and Research Assistant
Siddhartha Rayamajhi
Our Partners
An initiative of Daayitwa Abhiyaan to bring together experienced researchers, policy makers and other partners for sustainable development of Nepal.

Daayitwa is a Nepal-based NGO, established in 2013, promoting domestic youth employment by enabling rural enterprises to create jobs and by supporting the government to make evidence-based policy decisions. It is a youth-led movement for an enterprising Nepal where every individual has opportunities for a prosperous future. Daayitwa is part of the Daayitwa Abhiyaan which comprises four sister organizations (Daayitwa, Governance Lab, Nepal Leadership Academy) inspired by the shared values of innovation, collaboration and service and guided by the shared principles of social justice, impact sustainability and community empowerment.

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Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA) is a non-profit company established to help address the growing issue of leadership crisis around the world. Based on extensive experience with conducting leadership courses in the U.S. and Nepal, NLA offers customized leadership courses for young change-agents, aspiring entrepreneurs, and executive professionals from various sectors to architect effective policy, business, and civic solutions that tackle grueling adaptive challenges.

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The Nepali Academics in America (NACA) is a non-profit and non-partisan network established to enhance collaboration among academics and scholars affiliated with higher education and research institutions based in the United States of America and globally. As an independent professional network, its goal is to enhance the interests of academics and scholars focusing on Nepal for professional growth, collaboration, and high-impact academic, research, and service initiatives in the United States, Nepal, and beyond. NACA envisions building a thriving and vibrant Nepal through research, innovation, and knowledge production. The mission of NACA is to enhance collaboration among academics and scholars affiliated with higher education and research institutions based in the United States of America and globally. We strive to create a space for the members to collaborate, engage/educate, and network. 

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Inclusion Economics Nepal is an initiative affiliated with Inclusion Economics at Yale University, founded and based out of the Yale Economic Growth Center and MacMillan Center. Inclusion Economics Nepal is based at, and accountable to, Nepal’s Governance Lab at the Daayitwa Abhiyaan. Inclusion Economics Nepal collaborates with the Inclusion Economics at Yale University team to enable inclusive economies and societies through research and policy engagement.

Inclusion Economics at Yale University is a policy-engaged research initiative based out of the Economic Growth Center and the MacMillan Center, collaborating with Inclusion Economics India Centre at IFMR and Inclusion Economics Nepal at Governance Lab – as well as colleagues at other universities. The initiative builds on a number of multi-year studies and policy engagements that began at Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard Kennedy School, as well as new projects. Program-affiliated hub offices based outside of Yale are independent research centers accountable to their home institutions.

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