Message from Senior Advisor

CED Nepal has a firm believe that income and capability poverty are important dimensions to be addressed for ensuring sustainable poverty reduction.

About Us

Basic values and principles of CED Nepal encompass transparency, gender balance, support to inclusive growth and development and broad-based economic growth and development supporting for the pro-poor growth and development. CED Nepal tries to ensure transparency of its operation through public auditing, maintaining the double entry system of book keeping and accounting, institutionalising participatory and decentralised system of decision making by making documented process and system. CED Nepal provides greater focus on gender equity and gender balance on every aspect of its operation, management and project implementation. Efforts have made to ensure gender balance among general membership and board of directors as well as address both the strategic and practical gender needs. CED Nepal work to foster the inclusive growth and development through the promotion of the broad-based economic growth supporting for the pro-poor initiatives for the growth. Principle of positive discrimination is being achieved across disadvantaged groups and marginalised communities on every aspects of development.


CED Nepal is aimed at supporting the government efforts to empower the deprived and disadvantaged families bypassed so far due to geographical and technical exclusion. The specific objectives of CED Nepal are the following

  • Increase the awareness and understanding of the institutions / organizations on principles and practices of empowerment and development of local people.
  • Support the development of human resources required by institutions / organizations involved on empowerment and development of communities at grass-roots level.
  • Promote community based microfinance services and strengthen it through linkages and networking with available services providers.
  • Provide technical support to community based organizations to increase their capacity and institution development,
  • Assist local people to establish the resource center to increase the use of rural resources.
  • Undertake baseline, monitoring, impact and evaluation of various projects / programmes as well as policy studies and researches on contemporary issues.
  • Assist the local people on preparing local development plan, local resource generation and mobilization as well as implementation, self-monitoring and evaluation of those projects.
  • Enable local people to identify local needs and priorities, increase their capacity and bargaining power to lobby with the government to manage the required resources and implement plans that addresses their needs and priorities.
  • Design and implement the training packages on local community development including the promotion of income generating activities and micro-enterprises.
  • Act as an intermediately between different donor agencies and local communities on addressing local needs/problems as well as ensuring the proper use of available opportunities and resources.
  • Support the implementation of the community based development programme based on the empowerment and development and ensure ownership on various development initiatives and develop a self-reliance society.
  • Promote the community based economic development initiatives through local capacity building and developing the responsible civil society.



Operation of CED-Nepal is guided by the guidance and policy framework provided by its general members in an annual general assembly. CED-Nepal has total of 17 general members and five honorary members. The general assembly has elected a five member board members to provide policy guidance on its overall operation. The name of board member is under.

Mr. Deepak Dhakal - Chairperson

Mr. Tirtha Raj Ghimire - Vice Chairperson

Mr. Ramesh Adhaikari - Secretary

Mr. Kishor Kumar Dangol - Treasurer

Mr. Suresh Shrestha - Member

Miss Sumitra Dhakal - Member

Miss Pooja Thapa - Member

Mrs. Balika Adhikari - Member

Mrs. Radha Duwadi - Member

Initially CED is operating from its head office in Bhaisepati, Lalitpur Nepal and it will operate through different branches as required in its working areas and districts. The day to day operation of CED-Nepal will be managed by a management staff comprises of Executive Director, Account Officer and Office Helper. Programme staff comprising of motivators, facilitators, technician, subject matter experts and specialist and support staff are hired on a project basis. Efforts are being made to ensure transparency on various operation of the CED-Nepal. Financial transaction is managed through two accounts: operating account and project accounts. Separate accounts are operated for different project while earning and regular operation will be managed through operating account. Delivery of services and quality assurance will be assured through on-site and off-site monitoring and evaluation system. Board member of CED-Nepal will involve in supervision, monitoring and evaluation process.


Activities implemented by CED Nepal can be grouped into two: research/studies and action research. While research/studies are conducted throughout Nepal, implementation of action research has been initially started in remote village development and urban centre of Lalitpur district. The action research programme will be extended gradually to other relatively inaccessible and remote districts of Nepal.


Membership fees, service charges and grants received from donors will constitutes the sources of fund for CED-Nepal. Resource mobilization will be an integral part of operation of CED Nepal.