NCCS is also a host institution of the Nepal chapter of State of Democracy in South Asia project with Dr. Krishna Hachhethu as Country Coordinator. The project is making a comprehensive assessment of democracy at the same time in five countries of South Asia and is coordinated by the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi in partnership with International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) based in Stockholm.
In addition to other research tools used in the project, a sample survey was conducted in 163 polling stations across 39 electoral constituencies of Nepal mobilizing 70 enumerators from 6 August to 20 September 2004. Opinions of 3,249 respondents on various issues about democracy were taken and report published. Besides the national report, South Asia report has also been published by CSDS. Second phase of the survey in Nepal was conducted in March-April 2007 with support from International IDEA. It is a loose panel survey. Besides respondents, many questions from the earlier survey have also been repeated, allowing for understanding of dynamics of political perceptions as well. Opinions of 4089 people around the country have been collected.