Building Nepal into the future
  • IDS Nepal prioritizes knowledge management

    IDS Nepal prioritizes knowledge management

  • Community involvement is key in IDS Nepal's projects

    Community involvement is key in IDS Nepal's projects

  • IDS Nepal helps bring international attention to climate issues in Nepal

    IDS Nepal helps bring international attention to climate issues in Nepal

  • IDS Nepal contributes to policy recommendations

    IDS Nepal contributes to policy recommendations

  • IDS Nepal emphasizes inclusion of women in development

    IDS Nepal emphasizes inclusion of women in development

  • Livelihood improvement through skills training is valuable in IDS Nepal's projects

    Livelihood improvement through skills training is valuable in IDS Nepal's projects


Welcome to IDS-Nepal Website

Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) is a non-profit and non-governmental development organization; established by young and energetic professionals having knowledge and experience in the fields of engineering, energy, environment, policy making, health, sanitation, capacity development and social development. With each passing year, IDS-Nepal continues to grow as an organization and is currently running on its twelfth year.


The main objective of IDS Nepal is to uplift the lives of poor, underprivileged and downtrodden people by conceptualizing, formulating and facilitating implementation of community-managed development projects through their active participation in every step of the project cycle. IDS Nepal values the importance of capacity building and inclusive ownership from stakeholders throughout the development process. Its major working sectors include: Infrastructure Development Focusing on Water and Sanitation; Climate Change and acclimatization, Renewable and Alternative Energy; Carrying Capacity and Sustainable Development, Action Research and Policy; Knowledge Management and Social Development, Gender and Human Resource Inclusion.


  • Acknowledging Innovative Initiatives: The Adaptation at Scale Prize Project

    Climate change related risks, if not addressed appropriately can have negative impacts on individuals and households, especially among the poorest and the most marginalized groups of people. Through cash awards, the Adaptation at Scale Prize Project (A@SPP) aims to identify and reward new and innovative ways to scale up and expand (scale out) the reach of such community driven climate change adaptation initiatives. The A@SPP encourages eligible organizations to develop new and innovative ways to scale-up and scale out community driven climate change adaptation initiatives. It does this by offering cash prizes to organization that can demonstrate their new approach has been successful.


    After the successful completion of Stage 1 (Protsahan Prize), the Stage 2 (Karyanwayan Prize) of the A@SPP is under implementation from March, 2017 to December 2018. This stage in Nepal is being managed by a joint venture consortium constituted under the overall coordination responsibility of IDS-Nepal and Partnership with CGED-Nepal and SIAS. This is a sub-contract arrangement with the main contractor-IMC Worldwide led consortium based in United Kingdom, financed by Department for International Development of UK Government. 

  • Improving livelihood and mitigating negative impact in Koshi Tappu

    Through the Road Connectivity Project (SRCP) IDS Nepal will be engaged in East West Highway(EWH)-Koshi Bridge-EWH road to organize skill development training programs for livelihood and economic enhancement of project affected people, community based preventative awareness campaigns to prevent/mitigate health risks and impacts, road safety awareness programs to prevent/mitigate accidents during construction and operation and improve awareness and stewardship among local people around EWH-Koshi Bridge-EWH road through capacity building program and eco-tourism and monitoring activities. The team comprises of various wildlife experts, forestry experts, gender/livelihood enhancement experts, bio-engineering experts and community tourism experts of national level along with a range of community organisers and social staffs. This 20 months long project is funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). 

  • Preparation of LDRMP for Mahottari

    The second component of Community Based Flood and Glacial Lake Outburst Risk Reduction Project (CFGORRP) is aimed at reducing flood and GLOF risks. The IDS Nepal team will prepare a gender sensitive and inclusive Local Disaster Risk Management Plan (LDRMP) for Sarpallo and Nainhi VDCs of Mahottari District to support and mobilize their Village Risk Management Committees (VRMC). The team is responsible to document village profile, available human, institutional and infrastructural resources, capitals – human, physical, natural, social and financial, undertake multi-hazard disaster risk assessment and facilitate local vulnerable communities. The LDRMP will outline and prioritize multi-hazards plan to mobilize human and material resources, provide clear communication channel for quick response and recovery and prescribe roles and responsibilities to concerned officials. This 3.5 months project is funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

  • 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

    The 16thAnnual General Meeting (AGM) of Integrated Development Society (IDS) Nepal washeld on 24th December, 2016 in Shangrila Hotel, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.  The one day event comprised two sessions; the opening and technical session dealing with the approval of reports and policy decisions and the interaction and closing session comprised wider partners views along with awarding and closing. The event was participated by 61 participants comprising IDS executive board, general members, staffs, relevant stakeholders, Development partners, project partner and high level governmental. 



  • Continuation of WASH Activities in schools with WFP’s support

    The first phase of school wash program was successfully completed leading to phase IIensuring improvement in basic amenities, lack of knowledge/skills and motivation to comply with water and food safety requirements in 968 Schoolsof Six Districts Bajura, Bajhang and Darchula of Far-Western Region and Rukum, Jajarkot and Dailekh of Mid-Western Region. WorldFood Progarmme (WFP) has financially supported Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) to improve health and sanitation status of 203,088 people through different programs in these districts through SMP. will  benefit from " Improving Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) under the School Meals Prgramme (SMP)". The activities include construction of 20 tippy taps, around 200 training events, model school establishment in each districts and installation of 12 ICS in 12 Schools of Dailekh district only and other activities. 

  • Sanitation Coverage in Bara: A follow-up ODF

    The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) programme is directed to help achieve the National Goal (NG) of universal sanitation coverage by 2017 and the Sanitation Millenniums Development Goal (MDG) to reach 53% coverage by 2015, with a due focus on achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status and sustainable promotion of hygiene and behavioral change; has selected Integrated Development Society Nepal (IDS-Nepal) to support follow-up ODF Campaign in Bara District. The IDS-Nepal's team is responsible to achieve the objectives set out to build the capacity of D/V/W/S-WASH-CC and other stakeholders; to support in formulation district and VDC level post strategic plans; to bring behavioral changes in school and communities for hand washing with soap, sustainable use of toilets and adoption of proper hygiene behaviors, to strengthen district and VDC level monitoring and knowledge management systems and to attain ODF of the remaining 12 VDCs out of 15 VDCs where GSF supported the sanitation campaign from 2014. The project funded by Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) and UN-HABITAT, will be implemented for 12 months.

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  • Bagmati Beautification Concern Platform (BBCP): One Day Orientation Workshop and Meeting

    A one day orientation and meeting program was devised after a long exercise of institutional mapping and verification process of the institutions those working for the Bagmati’s conservation, protection and management active from Sundarijal to Sinamangal Bridge. The objective of the program was mainly to orient the members of ad-hoc committee members on project components of Solid waste Management and Social Mobilization (SWM&SM) & formation of central level ad hoc committee. By the end of the program, 13 member central Ad-hoc committee was nominated. The representative of 13 ad-hoc committee denotes 27 wards covering parts of Kathmandu Metropolitan, Kageshwori Manahara Municipality & Gokarneshwor Municipality. Till date, out of preliminary list of 1010 institutions, 410 institutions compromising school, CBOs, NGOs, Park/Batika, Government, Private Organization, Cooperatives, Religious organization has been verified and representatives of 105 institutions are  selected as ad-hoc committee members. The central Ad-hoc committee will act as avenue civil society enganement, participation and involvement and for institutionalizing the Civil Society Platform (CSP). Uttam Pudasaini has been nominated Coordinator of the central level ad-hoc committee by the members unanimously. Other members are from left Bipin Shrestha, Sundarijal; Goberdhan Bhandari, Nayapati; Uttam Pudasaini, Jorpati; Jitendra Nagarkoti, Alapot; Rekha Basnet, Gokarna; Nirjala Bhandari, Bhadrabas; Shiva Ram Koirala, Bhimsenghola; from below left Gita Timilsina, Baudha; Uma Gautam, Gaushala; AshaPandey; Jaybageshwori; & Devi Kharel, Gothatar

  • Follow-Up Open Defecation Free Campaign in Bara District

    Pipradhi VDC, consists of 763 HHs and recently (January 08, 2017) declared VDC ODF Zone in presence of Chief Guest Mr. Bijay Narayan Manandhar CDO; Special Guest Mr. Bharat Bahadur Dhungana LDO and other renowned personnels Charied by VDC Secretary Mr. Abhinandan Prasad Sah.

  • Training on Improve Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on School WASH

    Date: May 19-21 & 23-25, 2016

    Location: Dadeldhura & Surkhet

    With support of WFP, IDS-Nepal has conducted Training on Improved Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on School WASH Triggering Training to Social Mobilizers under the meal of school WASH Program to understand on school WASH on behavioral change and its communication concept and to stimulate for handwashing practice on critical time. 45 beneficiaries (Male 31 & Female 14) were trained who will provide support through community mobilization at the local level for WFP SMP implementation in six districts of Mid and Far Western Region.

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  • IDS Nepal/Multi Stakeholder Forestry Programme

    Out of five districts in MSFP Lot-VI, two districts Achham&Bajhang are situated in Far-Western Region and three districts Dalikh, Kalikot and Jajarkot are in Mid-Western RegionOut of five districts in MSFP Lot-VI, two districts Achham&Bajhang are situated in Far-Western Region and three districts Dalikh, Kalikot and Jajarkot are in Mid-Western Region...........

  • The Concept of the Enhancing Climate Resilient School WATSAN Through Child Centered Interventions

    IDS Nepal is currently implementing a project in Bhaktapur district to provide knowledge on mitigation/adoption measures and the concept of climate resilience in a school and its surrounding community. The concept of this pilot project is explained here by program officer, Sadhuram Khatri.

  • A Pilot Study: Economic Analysis of Flood related EbAs

    IDS Nepal is currently undergoing research in Udayapur district in collaboration with ICIMOD for an economic analysis on flood and drought impacts in Nepal. In January 2014, the research team visited the field in Udayapur district to gain insight on the economic impacts of flooding. 

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