Knowing Non-Government Sector in Nepal: Basic Information

Social welfare and development sector has come a long way in Nepal, especially since the restoration of democracy in 1990. NIRC team looked through the website of Social Welfare Council, the government accreditation body for national and international non-government organizations and here we found some interesting statistics (as of July 2019), published in its website:

Total NGOs in Nepal: 50,358

Annual Growth of NGOs in Nepal: There has been steady growth of NGOs in Nepal. If we look at the growth of NGOs of the last five years, about 2000 NGOs have been registered every year from 41,738 NGOs in FY 2071/72 (2014/15) to 50,358 NGOs in FY 2075/76 (2018/19).

Provincial Statistics of NGOs:

  • Sudurpaschim Province: 3076 (most in Kailali – 1056)
  • Karnali Province: 2108 (most in Surkhet – 409)
  • Lumbini Province: 3992 (most in Dang – 723)
  • Gandaki Province: 3834 (most in Kaski – 1279)
  • Bagmati Province: 25992 (most in Kathmandu – 15998)
  • Province 2: 7175 (most in Dhanusha – 1145)
  • Province 1: 4181 (most in Sunsari – 899)

Total INGOs operating in Nepal: 245

INGOs from the five major countries:

  • USA: 75
  • UK: 37
  • Germany: 17
  • Japan: 13
  • Italy: 12

Likewise, there is also a network of International NGOs working in Nepal, which is named as Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN). AIN serves as a platform for the INGOs to come together on various policy and thematic issues. There are also various thematic groups formed through the platform and recently the Group Coordinators and Co-Coordinators for 2021 were appointed as listed below:

  • GESI: Coordinator: Sunita Gurung, I M Swedish Development Partner. Co- Coordinator: Ratna
    Shrestha, VSO
  • Health: Coordinator: Abhilasha Gurung, World Vision. Co- Coordinator: Santa Dangol, CARE Nepal
  • Education: Coordinator: Dr Ananda Paudel, VSO. Co- Coordinator: Sanju Nepali, Handicap
  • Policy: Coordinator: Tanka Raj Aryal, FHI 360. Co- Coordinator: Kshitij Raj Prasai, UMN
  • Local Governance & Federalism: Coordinator: Madhav Shrestha, CARE Nepal. Co- Coordinator: Devendra Pratap Singh, Action Aid Nepal
  • Child Protection: Coordinator: Dilip Raj Giri, World Vision International. Co- Coordinator: Sunil Shrestha Hakaju, Plan International
  • Communications: Coordinator: Nripendra Khatri, CRS. Co- Coordinator: Shivani Chemjong, Water Aid Nepal
  • Disability: Coordinator: Bir Nepali, UMN. Co- Coordinator: Brinda Bhandari, FAIRMED
  • Disaster Management: Coordinator: Santosh Dahal, Plan International. Co – Coordinator: Sajan Neupane, Mercy Corps
  • Human Resource: Binod Shrestha, Helen Keller International. Co-Coordinator: Euden Koirala, Water Aid Nepal
  • Safety and Security: Rajeev Bar Singh Thapa, Save the Children. Co- Coordinator: Shreejana
    Sunuwar, One Heart Worldwide
  • Livelihood: Coordinator: Mahesh Badal, Action Aid Nepal, Co- Coordinator: Arati Rayamajhi, FCA


Cover Image Courtesy: EPA/Palani Mohan / Red Cross and Red Crescent

Blog Contributed by: NIRC team

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