COLARP stands for Consortium for Land Research and Policy Dialogue. COLARP is a non-profit making research based service oriented organization registered with the government of Nepal under the Company Act 2063. It was established in 2007 with senior and young professionals who are regionally, nationally and internationally recognized and have a long research and developmental experiences. It is an alliance of universities (Kathmandu and Tribhuvan University), research/knowledge based institutions (Nepal Centre For Contemporary Research -NCCR, Nepal Institute of Development Studies – NIDS), and practice based organization (Community Self Reliance Centre – CSRC) to generate evidence for informed policy debate and decision making process on land based natural resources issues.
This joint between academic and non-academic institutions would bridge the gap among researchers, policy makers and practitioners/activists to enhance social learning and common understanding for informed policy reform and practices/movements. It is located in Bhanimandal, Lalitpur. By virtue of its intensive works on research and policy, it is serving governmental and other stakeholders as credible and recognized Policy Think Tank on land issues at national level.