Inter Disciplinary Analysts (IDA)
Analysts (IDA) is a Kathmandu-based research and consultancy firm that was
established in 1996. As our name suggests, we believe that the issues of
development demand research approaches that while well-grounded in different disciplines,
do not remain trapped in sectorial issues but are able to cross boundaries to
provide effective policy synthesis.
IDA in its initial
years began with a strong focus on water and energy issues, primarily in their
relationship at the society-technology interface. Since 2004 onwards IDA has
focused mainly on quantitative research approaches – household surveys and
public opinion polls have become its forte. Although the initial focus was on
surveys on contemporary political situation, it added issues pertaining to
safety and security, and business climate of Nepal, among others, to its scope
of work. In its engagements with political parties, politicians, institutions
such as the Nepal Police, the business community and the larger public, IDA’s
attempts have always been to create public discourse based on sound research
methods. For this, it rigorously follows scientific research techniques. It
believes that data and information generated through rigorous research methods
help in informed decision-making.
The organization has
strong and qualified team of researchers for such undertakings and a number of
publications to its credit.
IDA has a well-established infrastructural set up. It is located in Lampokhari,
Chabahil, Kathmandu (in front of Lion’s Club) in a three-floor building with a spacious