Our Past Projects

List of Projects from 2010 to 2020

Family Planning, Fertility Behavior and Emergency Contraception

  • Status of Family Planning Programme: A Country Case Study- Nepal : International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP), Malaysia  (2010)
  • Use of contraceptives and its continuation among women seeking safe abortion services in Nepal (Studies of Family Planning via University of California, San Francisco) (2011-2013)
  • Knowledge and attitudes of MWRA towards IUD and MA (Round II): Population Service International (PSI/Nepal) (2013)
  • Identifying Drivers of Family Planning use among Poor, Socially Excluded and Vulnerable Population in Nepal: (PSI/Nepal) (2013)
  • A Study of the Impact and Performance of Institutionalizing Immediate Post-partum IUD Services as a Routine Part of Antenatal Counselling and Delivery Room Services in a Few Selected Hospitals in Nepal (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) (2015-017)
  • Adding it Up: Benefits of meeting the contraceptive needs of Nepali women: Guttmacher Institute 17 (2017/018)
  • Factors influencing contraceptive use and childbearing among married adolescent girls in Bara district of Nepal: a qualitative study using the social-ecological model: University of Tokyo (2019)

Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Understanding Factors influencing adverse sex ratios at birth in South Asia and exploring what works to achieve balance (The Population Council) (2014-2015)
  • Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Functionality and Utilization of RMNCAH Services by Clients in Public Sector Health Facilities of Nepal: FWD-MoHP/UNFPA (2020)
  • Birth registration Validation Study: UNFPA (2020)
  • Baseline Survey of Comprehensive Sexuality education Project being implemented by UNFPA in five districts of Nepal: UNFPA (2020/2021)

Adolescents and Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Baseline Survey for the Adolescent Development and Participation Program of UNICEF-Nepal: The Population Council (2013)
  • Assessing Supply Side Constraints Affecting the Quality of Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) and the Barriers for Service Utilization (UNFPA) (2014)
  • Endline Assessment of the Reducing Unwanted Pregnancy and Unsafe Abortion through a Community Based Project in Kailali District: Ipas, Nepal (2014)
  • Formative Research in Selected Communities of Hill and Terai Districts on Social and Health Issues as a Background for the Development of a Radio Serial Drama for Adolescents : Population Media Center (2015-2016)
  • Baseline survey on knowledge, perception and practice of reproductive and sexual health among married and unmarried adolescents in eight districts of Nepal: GIZ/HSSP (2016)
  • Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence: Qualitative Formative Research to Explore Socio-Cultural Factors Shaping Adolescent Girls’ Lives in One Urban and One Rural District of Nepal: Overseas Development Institutes (2016-17)
  • Assessing the barriers to good menstrual hygiene and examining negative psychosocial and health consequences for adolescent girls in Dailekh district of Nepal: A multi-method pilot study: University of Bath (2019)
  • Adolescent girls actively participating in a targeted programme (ASRH Study): UNFPA (2019-20)


  • Comparison of the safety, effectiveness and feasibility of medical abortions provided by physicians and non-physicians in Nepal: WHO (2008-10)
  • Factors determining preference for and Acceptability of Medical Abortion among Women in Nepal: WHO (2009-10)
  • Engaging private pharmacists and chemists to promote safe use of medical abortion pills by women in Nepal – an operations research study: WHO, Geneva (2011-13)
  • Determining effective community-based communication and referral systems for increasing medical abortion access among rural women in Nepal- An operations research study: WHO, Geneva (2011-13)
  • Assessing the medication abortion drug dispensing practices of private sector chemists through mystery client: Population Service International: PSI/Nepal (2013)
  • The Global Turn Away Study: a qualitative study of women derived for legal abortion due to gestational age: University of California, San Francisco (2013)
  • Incidence of Abortion in Nepal and its Role in Maternal Mortality : Guttmacher Institute, USA (2014)
  • Safe pharmacy provision of medical abortion in few pharmacies in two selected districts of Nepal: University of California San Francisco (2014-015)
  • Effectiveness and Acceptability of the counseling service provided by pharmacy workers on safe use of mifepristone and misoprostol to women seeking medication for induced abortion: An Operations Research Study: PSI/Nepal (2014-015)
  • Knowledge and Attitudes of MWRA towards IUD and safe MA: MWRA TRaC III: PSI/Nepal (2015)
  • MYSTERY CLIENT CHEMIST STUDY 2015: Assessing the Medication Abortion Drug Dispensing Practices of Private Sector Chemists: PSI/Nepal (2015)
  • MA Availability Study 2015: Coverage of Medication Abortion Drugs in Nepal: PSI/Nepal (2015)
  • Evidence and Action for Reducing Sex-selective Abortion in Nepal: University of Oxford (2015)
  • Breaking the Barriers: Marginalized Women and Girls access safe abortion information and services in Nepal (Through 5 district based NGOs in 5 districts): IPPF/SAAF (2014-2016)
  • A randomized, placebo-controlled study of two prophylactic medication approaches in addition to a pain control regimen for early medical abortion with mifepristone and misoprostol: WHO (2015-16)
  • Investigating service providers’ perspectives on the factors denying abortion service in Nepal: University of California San Francisco (2017)
  • Evaluating the safety, acceptability and feasibility of an outpatient “day procedure” service documenting the roles of health workers in the provision of medical abortion at 13-18 weeks gestation: Gynuity Health Projects (2017/019)
  • Exploring the socio-cultural factors underlying son preference and the practice of sex selective abortion resulting to disparities in sex ratio at birth in selected communities of Nepal: UNFPA (2018-2019)
  • Assessing the Impact of the Expanded Global Gag Rule in Nepal: International Women’s Health Coalition, USA (2018-2020)
  • The impact of Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health services in Nepal: Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (2018-2020)
  • Investigating the predictors of denial of abortion services and examine the consequences of unwanted pregnancy for women and their children in Nepal: UCSF, ANSIRH (2018-23)
  • Rapid Assessment of Surveillance System of Medical Abortion (MA) Drugs in Nepal: World Health Organization (2019)
  • Exploring the socio-cultural factors underlying son preference and the practice of sex selective abortion resulting to disparities in sex ratio at birth in selected communities of Nepal: UNFPA (2020/21)
  • A Study of the Acceptability, Feasibility, Cost and Cost Effectiveness of an Outpatient “Day Procedure” for Medical Abortion at 13-18 weeks Gestation in two Public Sector Hospitals in Nepal: Gynuity Health Projects (2020/2021)

Population at Risk (FSW, IDU, MSM, CABA, Trafficked Survivors and Conflict Victims)

  • A Baseline Behavioral and Sero-prevalence Assessment amongst Female Drug Users: UNODC (2009-10)
  • A Baseline Behavioral Assessment amongst Male Drug Users: UNODC (2009-10)
  • A Study of the Exploitation and Trafficking on Nepalese Girls and Women for Prostitution form a Criminal Business Perspective: The Asia Foundation (2012)
  • Situational analysis on the needs, concerns and aspirations of conflict victims in the selected districts of Nepal: International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) (2013)

Women Empowerment & Gender-Based Violence

  • Investigating the extent and nature of sexual coercion among young married women in Nepal with special reference to non-consensual sex, Quantitative study: WHO (2009-10)
  • Investigating violence against marginalized women with special reference to disabled women and lesbians and sex workers in Nepal: University of College of London and CREA (2010-11)
  • Men’s Attitudes to Son Preference and Harmful Practices in Nepal: International Center for Research on Women, New Delhi (2011-12)
  • The Regional Labor Migration study: The Asia Foundation (2012)
  • Baseline Survey on Advancing Justice Sector Reform to Address Discrimination and Violence against Women in Four Selected Districts of Nepal: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) (2012)
  • Tracking Gender based Violence in Nepal: Policy, Legal and Institutional Responses: University of College of London (2012)
  • Assessing Migrants Health in Selected Three Districts of Nepal: The Population Council (2014-2015)
  • Preventing worst form of discrimination against girl child: European Commission (2015-16)
  • Understanding gender-based discriminatory norms and practices during pregnancy, neo-natal and at post-neonatal stages in six selected districts of Nepal: A longitudinal study: European Commission (2015-016)
  • Evaluation of Gender norms and fatherhood program of save the children: Save the Children (2016)
  • Understanding the role of gender inequality and food insecurity in pregnancy and birth outcomes in newlywed household in Nawalparasi district of Nepal: University of California, San Francisco (2017-20)
  • Developing and Testing Measures on Reproductive Empowerment and Decision Making in selected districts of Nepal: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) (2017)
  • Enhanced capacity of men and women to prevent gender-based violence and support women seeking multispectral services on gender –based violence: UNFPA (2017)

Child Rights

  • Developing the National Strategy to End Child Marriage in Nepal: Girls Not Brides/UNICEF (2014)
  • Understanding the Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: A Qualitative Study in two districts of Nepal: International Center for Research on Women  (2016)
  • Communities are engaged in preventing early marriage and other practices that discriminate against & harm young women: UNFPA (2017)
  • Her Choice Study: University of Amsterdam, Netherland (2017/18)
  • Impact Evaluation of the Room-to-Read Girls’ Education Program in Nepal: Emory University  (2018)
  • Baseline Assessment: Strengthening Multi-Sectoral and Convergent Approach in South Asia to Address Child Marriage with Evidence Building in Nepal: SAIEVAC (2018)
  • Marriage in 2015 earthquakes affected communities of Dolakha and Sindhupalchok districts of Nepal: Women’s Refugee Commission/Johns Hopkins University (2019)
  • Her Choice Endline Study: University of Amsterdam, Netherland (2020)

Community Development

  • Assessing the Impact of Road on Rural Livelihood: University of Southhamton (2012)

Environment and Sanitation

  • Climate Asia Survey:  BBC Media Action (2012)

Public Health

    • Analysing the policy and governance environment for Non-communicable diseases control and identifying potential policy options for Nepal: University College London (2017-2019)