Draft report on “Study on CSOs Contribution in Development of Nepal”

The study aims to highlight Civil Society Organizations’ immense contribution in Nepali society. For the institutional values and democratic sustainability, CSOs roles needed to be addressed to have breakthrough from the mindset. Recognizing CSOs as a development actor of country, however this kind of mindset often has been neglected due to various factors. This might be current policies and law formation that is against of CSOs or other development actors. To mitigate and illustrate most forbidden consequences, study has widespread the primary information ascribing several meetings with multi experts from diverse field, this specific study tries to reflect its institutional values who have directly supported for the study come with this shape.


According to Social Welfare Council(Source: SWC research paper on 50 CSOs) there are more than 46,000 plus NGOs officially registered,3000 plus are active NGOs (renewed every year at SWC), 259 INGOs (21 INGOs based on reconstruction programmes)and many loose networks that are locally contributing for society. NGOs or INGOs invest NRs. 20 Billion every year in their project areas which is all most 15% of total government fund. Categorically, NGOs are blamed to be politicized (80% are financially supported by political party), donor driven, family based, elite access, religious and most often questioned about their sustainability so far. These are basically formed on service delivery sectors, geographical coverage, within country like NGOs or outside the country like INGOs and formal and informal groups.

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