Social and Policy Research
To deepen social and policy research for the development of targeted programmes, and to provide effective policy feedback for inclusive impact.
Nepali society is highly heterogeneous in terms of demography, ethnicity, culture and socio-economic conditions. Understanding the needs, constraints and opportunities of our impact group, especially the disadvantaged and socially excluded groups, is a prerequisite for developing targeted programmes and providing effective policy feedback for inclusive growth and impact. In this strategy period, we will strengthen and deepen our social and policy research, and work more closely with government policy makers and law makers, especially women parliamentarians, to advocate for positive change.
To achieve this objective, within five year, LI-BIRD will:
- Identify opportunities, issues and challenges for active engagement of women and youths in agriculture, forestry and natural resource sectors, and utilize the key findings to strengthen programme quality;
- Build the capacity of staff to enhance their knowledge and skills on existing and emerging social and policy research methods and tools;
- Contribute to national and international policy discourse on existing and emerging issues notably biodiversity, seed systems, and climate change by piloting, generating and sharing innovative ground evidence; and
- Institutionalize ex-post evaluation of successful approaches, models, technologies and practices within LI-BIRD to generate evidence to provide effective policy feedback and strengthen organizational learning.