Dipendra Kandel Initiative

Social Welfare Policy

The think tank has a goal to recommend social welfare policies to the government to provide safeguards for the poor, unemployed and any individuals facing risks to their well-being. 

Social, well-being, and happiness research focuses on: Poverty reduction, social security, justice, unemployment Insurance, living conditions, happiness & well-being, psychological education & aid, pensions, social housing, family policy, social care, child protection, criminal justice, human rights, minority rights, gender equality…

Research Parameters
Research Parameters


Adult literacy rate

Mean years of schooling (ISCED 1 or higher)

GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2011 international $)

Unemployment rate (%)

Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) (%)

Gender Parity

Women-to-men ration in parliament (%)

Educational attainment: at least completed upper secondary, 25+ years, GPI

Labor force participation rate, female-to-male ratio