I am preparing for my plenary presentation to be delivered at the College of Law at Nihon University during the 9th ISTR Asia Pacific Conference. One of the statistics that I needed for the presentation was the number of Registered NGOs in Nepal. So, I quickly browsed the site of Social Welfare Council of Nepal to get the number. Though the stats hasn’t been updated since last 2 years, yet, it had some meaningful data.
I spend my weekend to work on the data and observe the trend of NGO registration in Nepal. Some quick info:
- Massive growth of NGOs after 1990 (advent of democracy)
- Declined during 2000 until 2004
- Peak number of NGOs registered during 2006-2007
- Largest sector of NGOs working in the community development while least working on HIV and AIDS