Policy Statements

Anti-corruption and Anti-bribery

NAAMII is strictly against corruption and bribery; the board oversees issues relating to corruption or bribery. Any report of involvement of anyone from NAAMII (involving board members, researchers, and other staff) in corruption or bribery will result in disciplinary actions ranging from suspension to termination after a due investigation from an independent committee. The committee will also report to the relevant authorities for further analysis.

Fraud or tax evasion

Like corruption or bribery, any detected fraud cases will result in disciplinary action once the NAAMII board conducts an investigation. For issues relating to tax evasion by individual members, we will report this to relevant authorities for investigation. All corporate tax and finance-related matters are audited annually by an externally registered Chartered Accountant, as required by the law in Nepal. The annual report is submitted to the relevant Government authority at the Office of Company Registrar. The organization follows a strict code of conduct, and members are forbidden to engage in fraud or tax evasion.

Human rights, modern slavery

The organization strives to promote human rights in all ways possible within the institution. We are committed to creating a safe and just work environment where everyone – irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, caste, or sexual orientation – is respected and enjoys freedom and liberty. We consider slavery to be a criminal act.

Equality and diversity

NAAMII firmly pledges equality of opportunity for everyone. No one shall be discriminated against or mistreated based on age, gender, caste, race, religion, and sexual orientation. Any prospective employee or organization member will be judged based on their knowledge, skills, and abilities; NAAMII is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce. Women, Indigenous people, marginalized people, and people of multicultural backgrounds will be encouraged to apply for all our vacancies.

Plagiarism, research ethics, and integrity

We do not accept any compromise on research quality and integrity and thus strictly reject all research wrongdoings, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism. The highest level of attention will be provided to avoid unnecessary harm to humans, animals, or the environment while conducting research. The confidentiality and privacy of the research participants will be respected. Any report of research misconduct will be investigated with utmost importance, and if found guilty, decisive actions will be taken leading up to the termination of the contract.