Government of Nepal

Ministry of Forests and Environment

Department of Forest Research and Survey

Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal


Socio - Economic Section

The socio-economic section conducts research on pertinent social and economic issues related to forestry sector and ensures that social and economic issues are properly considered in the selection, management and impact monitoring of the forestry research conducted by the Department and help develop sustainable policies, plans, programmes and actions in the Forestry Sector.


  • To strengthen the socioeconomic component of the research in the forestry sector of Nepal ;
  • To conduct market studies and socioeconomic analysis;
  • To study the contribution of forestry on rural livelihoods and national economy; and
  • To study the role of bamboo, rattan and NTFPs in poverty reduction.

For further information, please contact:
Ms. Sabitri Aryal
Research Officer(Undersecretary, Tech)
Department of Forest Research and Survey
GPO Box 3339 ,
Kathmandu , Nepal