South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)

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1998. First housed at Centre for Policy Research, Delhi (India), 1999. Jul 2000 moved to Centre for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka (Bangladesh). Moved permanently to Kathmandu (Nepal) following Board Meeting decision, Aug 2005. MOU signed with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal, 3 Jan 2009. Founding institutions include: Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh; G-XF1953 - Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India (RIS, India); Centre for Policy Research, India; G-XG3254 - Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS); Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan; Institute for Policy Studies, Sri Lanka; G-XG7787 - Marga Institute.


Serve as an independent think tank for regional cooperation and integration; promote policy dialogue, research and interaction between policy makers, business community and civil society by drawing a wider constituency of people committed to promoting regional cooperation in South Asia; strengthen and influence national as well as regional policy making processes.


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Board of 26 members - representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - including 2 Co-Chairs. Executive Committee; International Advisors; Executive Director. Secretariat located in Kathmandu (Nepal).


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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