Digo Bikas Institute (DBI) is a research and advocacy organization committed to promote ecological sustainability and social equity at policy and community level. Based in Kathmandu, DBI believes that Nepal (and the rest of the world) can develop meaningfully by identifying and applying alternative ways of meeting human needs without harming the nature and fellow human beings.

Digo Bikas Institute envisions an ecologically sound, socially just and prosperous society, and that it will continue to be so for future generations.

Digo Bikas Institute’s mission is to undertake research and action to stimulate informed discussion and strategic thought to advance alternative and local solutions to global  problems.


  • Equity
  • Fairness and Justice
  • Integrity
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Inclusiveness

Our Approach
Digo Bikas Institute carries out research, training and advocacy on all aspects of sustainable development. Our research work aims to build evidence for bringing positive policy change. We empower and engage critical mass of informed citizens through our education and trainings. We conduct advocacy work based on the evidence generated through our research and analysis by involving the informed citizens.

We use different approaches to achieve our vision and mission those include research and analysis, seminars and conferences, education and training programs, correspondence and fact finding missions, public consultations and legal interventions, network building and international solidarity, joint campaigns and media.