1 September, 2006 to 31 December, 2009
The Baha prepared brief write-ups in Nepali on 30 or so key concepts that anyone seeking to understand Nepal’s politics, economy, sociology, etc, would find essential. The final output was disseminated using a variety of media, in the hope that this will help Nepalis understand issues and concepts that are of vital importance to them and to the future of Nepal.
Models of Political Delineation in Nepal
1 June, 2008 to 31 October, 2009
The Baha produced a monograph on the principles, options, challenges, complexities, and merits of different models of political delineation for a federal Nepal. The monograph was published as Towards a Federal Nepal: An Assessment of Proposed Models by Pitamber Sharma, Narendra Khanal and Subhash Chaudhary Tharu and in its Nepali version, Sanghiya Nepal: Prastavit Modelharuko Bishleshan.
Capacity Building for the Nepal Library Community to Access e-Resources
1 June, 2008 to 1 August, 2009
In this project funded by eIFL.net, Rome, the Baha helped build the capacity of the Nepali library community. The Baha specifically wanted to seek ways to enhance libraries’ capacities regarding collaborative access and use of e-resources for education and research. This culminated in the establishment of Nepal Library and Information Consortium (NELIC) on December 10, 2009. The Baha currently hosts the NELIC Secretariat.
Case Study on People’s Participation in Jana Andolan [People’s Movement] II
1 June, 2008 to 30 June, 2009
The Baha produced a case study on ‘People’s Participation in Conflict Transformation: The Jana Andolan II in Nepal’. This was part of the project ‘Engaging Citizens and Communities in Peacebuilding’ conducted by Future Generations of Franklin, West Virginia, USA, with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Study on Accountability and Corruption in Service Delivery: Mapping Accountability Gaps in Land Administration and Motor Vehicle Licensing in Nepal
1 April 1, 2008 to 30 June, 2008
The Baha conducted a research project for the World Bank to review and examine both the formal and informal institutional steps and processes that citizens applying for land ownership certificates and driving licences have to undergo.
The ‘Drivers of Legitimacy’ in Nepal
(with The Asia Foundation and Interdisciplinary Analysts)
15 May, 2007 to 15 August, 2007
This research project for DfID/Nepal used both qualitative and quantitative methods to look at government legitimacy in Nepal through two interrelated but distinct concepts: how the legitimacy to rule is established, and how the legitimacy to continue to rule is maintained.
Review of Apprenticeship Grant Proposals 2007 of Social Inclusion Research Fund
15 April, 2007 to 10 May 10, 2007
The Baha reviewed proposals submitted by potential apprentices for the Social Inclusion Research Fund Apprenticeship Grant Proposals 2007 with the help of external reviewers.
Defining the Public Agenda and Strengthening Constituencies for Peace and Reform in Nepal
15 January, 2006 to 31 December, 2006
The Baha organised roundtable discussions on matters of public urgency in six places around the country with support from The Asia Foundation. The main objective of the roundtables was to promote social science and social science perspectives on the understanding of contemporary social and political issues such as ‘inclusive democracy’, ‘state restructuring’ and ‘constituent assembly’ among both the intelligentsia and the public at large.