COLARP stands for Consortium for Land Research and Policy Dialogue. It was established in 2007. COLARP is a non-profit making research based service oriented organization registered with the government of Nepal under the Company Act 2063. It is engaged in research and policy advocacy in land. The founder members of this consortium are senior and young professionals who are nationally, regionally and internationally recognised and have a long research and development experience. These individuals represent both academic and non academic institutions engaged in research and policy dialogues.
Nepal is undergoing a substantial transformation in terms of politics, social relations and power dynamics. Land is not only a source of livelihood of millions of Nepalese people but also a fundamental basis of feudal power relation in rural society and attractive agenda for political parties to win votes and remain in power. Land will still be a major issue of contention in the future.
Because of lack of authentic data and research based on evidences, land related decisions are made on ad hoc basis, politicized and exaggerated or undermined. Therefore, a systematic, long term engagement in land related research is essential. Land records, land use plan and scientific management of land resources would also form a sound basis of vibrant agriculture leading to sustainable socio-economic growth and development of the country.
A society without poverty where every person enjoys dignified life by equitable access to and control over resources.
Develop COLARP as an organisation capable of helping the poor and the landless to improve their life situation by engaging in research and policy analysis.
To bring research and policy actors and practitioners together to promote evidence-based policy debate that will help the poor, landless and near landless people gain access to and control over productive resources including land.