NDRC has extensively carried out applied research, and aims at discovering solutions to problems or creating new knowledge. Having a pool of human resources from diverse background, be it science, literature, economics, mathematics or media among others, NDRC is specialized in employing both quantitative and qualitative or even mixed methods. NDRC carries out the survey to get reliable statistical results as well as it covers a broad family of approaches and methodologies that are participatory in nature, solution-focused and value-driven.
In collaboration with different national and international actors like Government of Nepal, NGO/INGO, UN and bilateral agencies in Nepal, and academic institution like Institute of Development Studies (IDS), and various institutions in South Asian Countries, it has been able to conduct research on the following issues:
- Research and development work in ‘making cities disaster resilient’
- Research on Climate Change and DRR
- Research on education and health
- Research on WASH
- Research on Aid and development trends
- Monitoring and evaluation