• Organizational structure: NEO-NEPAL has a general assembly consisting of development experts and volunteers. General assembly elects the executive committee (EC) in every three years. The EC nominates advisors for the organization. NEO-NEPAL has regional/ district or project offices/ programs across the country. The project volunteers report to their respective field offices. The EC and auditors present their progress and financial reports, respectively, in the general assembly.
  • Vision: NEO-NEPAL envisions a Nepalese society where all people enjoy opportunities for their progress with justice, equality, peace and prosperity. Appropriate institutions would be in place to create a prosperous, just and forward looking society. 
  • Mission: NEO-NEPAL mission is to develop the entrepreneurship and self-governing institutions for improving the lives of the rural poor, particularly women, small farmers, oppressed communities and ethnic minorities, and bring about their socio-economic empowerment.
  • Aims: NEO-NEPAL aims to empower the people so that they can attain self-reliance and confidence for long-term sustainable development. It strives to release the people’s boundless potentials for enhancing their productive and organizing abilities for their own development. NEO-NEPAL initiates the activities to empower peoples’ organizations as core activity, which is integrated and community based.
  • Objectives: The specific objectives of NEO-NEPAL are as follows:
  • Conceptualize, develop, execute and evaluate income generating livelihood programs.
  • Create awareness in the diverse sectors such as education, environment, human rights, self-governance, resource mobilization, micro-finance, gender parity, and health issues with special focus to the HIV/ AIDS and mother-child health.
  • Implement the development projects on sustainable agriculture, food security, community based social and agro-forestry, livestock production, safe drinking water, renewable energy, irrigation, institutional development, entrepreneurship and rural infrastructures.
  • Work with the local people to evolve new organizations and strengthen the existing ones so that the self-organization, self-governance and self-reliance are promoted.
  • Promote the indigenous knowledge, skills and resources to strengthen the process of self-development, conservation of natural resources, environment and bio-diversity.
  • Advocate lobby and form networks at the local, national and international levels for the great cause of people.
  • Conduct the training, workshops, seminars and develop the human resources.
  • Carry out the action-research on socio-economic conditions and other aspects of community. 
  • Carry out the evaluation/ studies of development projects, programs, models and approaches. 
  • Disseminate the issue-based information pertaining to contemporary national concerns, sustainable development, democracy, human rights, gender, bonded labour, health effects and impacts of agro-chemicals. And
  • Publish the people-oriented, IEC-materials (information, education and communication) and periodic bulletins for mass education.
  • Approach: NEO-NEPAL has adopted the principles of integrated development to maximize the benefits from the complimentary relations and synergy effects. Its development activities synthesize the following major components:
  • Livelihood and micro-enterprises
  • Education
  • Health
  • Self-governance
  • Human rights
  • Environment and green road
  • Forest and REDD+
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Food security
  • Water supply and sanitation
  • HIV/AIDS


Such a holistic development would contribute significantly towards the long-term structural poverty alleviation. NEO-NEPAL follows a participatory, bottom-up approach to the project planning, implementation and monitoring through the animation and formation of people’s organizations.

Areas of Operations: NEO-NEPAL has been working since 1998 in the areas of community empowerment. It has worked with more than 25,000 people, 50 community based organizations (CBOs) in 15 districts.  It is planning to work in other parts of the country.

  • Rules, Regulations and Policy
  1. NEO-Nepal policy, rules and regulations are emphasis participation, transparency, accountability, auditing.
  2. Evaluation in program management, human resources development and financial administration.
  3. NEO-Nepal is a national NGO; it has different casting voting members with included women.
  4. NEO-Nepal members are professionals in education, community development, institutions and natural resources management and grass-root level workers.