Building Nepal into the future

About us


Working Areas

Since inception, IDS Nepal has completed a total of 102 projects distributed over five core areas. The major working sectors of the organization are:

  1. Infrastructure Development, focusing on Water and Sanitation (48%)

  2. Sustainable Development, Action Research and Policy Studies (14%)

  3. Climate Change and Renewable Energy (20%)

  4. Social Development, Gender and Inclusion (9%)

  5. Knowledge Management (9%)


It is important to note that although the projects are sorted by sector for the purpose of visibility, each project often involves the work of multiple sectors. As implied by our name, IDS Nepal takes an integrated approach with each of its projects; a project in Infrastructure Development, for example, still entails activities involving knowledge management and gender sensitivity.


Geographical Coverage

IDS Nepal works in varying geographic and topographic conditions across the country. Over the years, it has worked in more than forty districts of Nepal, and in all regions of the country.



Eastern: Jhapa, Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, Taplejung, Saptari, Sunsari and Udayapur

Central: Bara, Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Mahottari, Makawanpur, Ramechhap, Rauthat and Sindhupalchok

Western: Baglung, Gorkha, Kapilvastu, Lamjung, Myagdi, Nawalparasi and Tanahu

Midwestern: Banke, Bardiya, Dailekh, Dolpa, Humla, Jajarkot, Jumla, Kalikot, Mugu, Pyuthan, Rolpa, Rukum, Salyan and Surkhet

Far-western: Achham, Baitadi, Bajhang, Bajura, Dadeldhura, Darchula, Doti and Kailali