New ERA's main goal is to provide an independent Nepalese perspective in the design, implementation and assessment of development policies & programs by employing a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and PRA methodologies.  
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Education, Manpower and Employment - A Study Report. New ERA ,  June 1988

New ERA's one of the interest is to contribute research on critical issues of national interest. Despite investments in vocational and technical education, shortage of semi-skilled and skilled manpower remain acute. At the same time the problem of unemployment or under-employment of educated population is growing.

In 1988 New ERA, using its core fund, initiate a research project on "Education, Manpower and Employment". The main objective of the study was to examine the magnitude of manpower problem and different variables affecting it.  It also looks into the technical and vocational training programs and the investment pattern in technical and higher education since the launch of the New Education System Plan (NESP) in 1971. The study recommends steps to improve the manpower situation in Nepal and to attune higher education to meet the manpower needs.