Martin Chautari

Martin Chautari (MC) is a research and policy institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Begun as an informal discussion group in Kathmandu in 1991, MC now focuses on research and policy on democracy, media and education, with cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion. Along with the continuing discussion series, publications, open library and a rigorous mentoring program of young researchers are in-built into MC’s work. These all form an intrinsic part of MC’s primary objective: strengthening the social contract between state and citizens by expanding and making inclusive the public sphere with informed dialogue, analytically rigorous research and viable policy choices.

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Journals

Martin Chautari is the editorial home of two journals: the bi-lingual (English and Nepali) semi-annual journal Studies in Nepali History and Society, established in 1996, and published by Mandala Book Point from Kathmandu and the Nepali language annual journal Media Adhyayan [Media Studies], established in 2006, and published by Bhrikuti Academic Publications from Kathmandu.

Studies in Nepali History 
and Society (SINHAS)

मिडिया अध्ययन 
[Media Adhyayan]

 

 

Today:

 19th April 2015

Discussions at Chautari

Martin Chautari organizes discussions twice a week.

 

  • Sundays: research seminar series
  • Tuesdays: various topics

Upcoming Discussions

Opening hours
Sunday to Friday from 10:30am to 5:00pm. Tea break 2:00pm to 2:30pm. Read more

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Policy Papers

 

Building upon its high degree of credibility as a non-partisan, rooted research centre, Martin Chautari has been publishing policy briefs since 2009. Till date mostly focused on the new constitution writing process, these publications work to inform and communicate complex ideas and present viable policy choices. They further add analytical rigour to otherwise politicized discussion of contentious issues. Simultaneously published in English and Nepali, these policy briefs are an especially useful tool to enable and encourage public dialogue.

 

Briefing Paper 14: Complexities in Establishing New Universities [Eng / Nep]

Policy Review Brief 13: Proposed Higher Education Policy [Eng / Nep]

Research Brief 12: Universal Connectivity in Nepal: A Policy Review [Eng / Nep]

 

Previous Policy Briefs