New ERA was established in 1971 as Nepal’s first non-government not-for-profit research organization. Run entirely by a team of Nepali professionals, it engages in theoretical, policy and action-oriented research in collaboration with international research institutes and universities, and specializes in development research, technical assistance, technology transfer and training for Nepal’s development. The organization is active in many development sectors, including, but not limited to health and nutrition, population and family planning, education, agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, gender, conflict management, environment, forestry, human resources, livestock, migration and resettlement, rural development and tourism.

Based in Kathmandu, New ERA works in every part of Nepal, on short and long-term, small and large-scale longitudinal research-based project and maintains the highest standards of excellence for which it is widely recognized and respected. New ERA has been non-profit in spirit and practice since 1971 and has been legally registered as a non-profit since February 2017.

New ERA research projects provide the information to guide and influence public policies and to develop practices that improve the lives of the Nepali people, including and especially the socially and economically disadvantaged. Optimizing this resource asset will form part of New ERA’s strategic initiatives in the coming years and aligned with this institutional goal as needed.