IGD Staying on Course

INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT (IGD) is a civil society organization registered with Government of Nepal. It is also a member of CIVICUS – a global alliance of civil society organization. IGD promotes initiatives to enhance rights and entitlements of the citizens, marginalized and discriminated sections of society, by encouraging their participation in the processes of governance and development. It strives for achievement of equity and justice, focusing on citizen participation and inclusion, awareness and empowerment.

IGD promotes learning and knowledge building. It applies a multi-pronged approach in creating knowledge. IGD’s interventions aim at promoting active participation of citizens in the effective utilization of resources, use of social opportunities and cultural assets. It engages in strengthening civic institutions and facilitating a network of civil society organizations.

IGD engages a range of stakeholders including academia, media, civil society organizations and government agencies and private sector in its initiatives and provides a platform for a multi-stakeholder collaboration.

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Conference & Seminars

IGD jointly with AAN has been able to organize Conference on Participatory Democracy, during the previous constructive years beginning from 2012 to 2016 A.D. also to bring together the national and international academics and practitioners to share their knowledge and experiences on deepening democracy and enhancing participatory governance in Nepal.


Institute for Governance and Development (IGD) in association with PRIA Global Partnership (PGP), Local Governance Initiative South Asia (LoGIn) Logo Link South Asia organized Asian Regional Conference on Effective Local Governance – Accountability, participation and inclusion in Kathmandu on June 2-4, 2011.


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