It is hard to believe that we completed the fiscal year 2016/2017 calendar; nonetheless we are excited for this new year of opportunities and growth that is waiting us.

Policy Research, Data Base Research, Publication and Event Organization are the four pillars that NDRI is carrying towards its journey for excellence. Activities in all those four mainstays in the fiscal year 2016/2017 were outstanding in terms of scale, quality and institutionalization.

NDRI feels proud to have reached out to people of every class and age; cast and creed; culture and occupation from every nooks and corners of the country and beyond through our research endeavors, events and publications. This has led NDRI to distinct achievement ever than before.

During our journey of 14 years, we have conducted numerous dimensions of research, run discourse in pertinent issues of development leading to some important policy departure. The height of success where we stand today is the result of continued trust and cooperation of all the stakeholders including Government of Nepal who have been supporting us in our every venture.

On this auspicious occasion of stepping into the 15 years of services, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our collaborators, staff members, Executive Committee members and all the well-wishers.

I appreciate your constant support and trust in the days to come. NDRI commits to emerge as even more strong, powerful, responsible, and most trustful research institute, the institution of your choice.