The Government of Nepal has set up the Policy Research Foundation, the first of its kind in the country. The Policy Research Foundation shall comprise the country’s prominent researchers, experts and politically neutral personalities. The Foundation would suggest the government in key policy issues that would mark the departure from the current status to the new ones.
Prominent sociologist Prof Dr Chaitanya Mishra, Dr Meena Acharya, Prof Dr Rajendradhowj Joshi, Prof Dr Surendra Labh and Dr Ganesh Gurung are the members in the think tank group as decided by the meeting of the Council of Ministers taken on Friday i.e September 21, 2018. Prof Dr Chaitanya Mishra is expected to lead the committee. Acharya is the daughter of Nepal’s former Prime Minister Tanka Prasad Acharya while Dr Gurung is an authority in the issues of Nepal’s labour migration.