Under the governance cluster, Daayitwa executes the Daayitwa Nepal Public Service Fellowship (DNPSF) program and the Leadership for Economic Governance (LEG) program.
The Daayitwa Nepal Public Service Fellowship (DNPSF) program, initiated in 2013, identifies service-minded talented youth, capacitates them to conduct policy research, connects their policy recommendations with government actions and builds an evidence-based policy ecosystem. Under the flagship of DNPSF, Daayitwa offers the Daayitwa Nepal Public Policy Fellowship (DNPPF) program to support government organizations and parliamentarians at the federal level with evidence-based policy research, as well as the Daayitwa Nepal Public Administration Fellowship program (DNPAF) to support public officials and elected representatives of local governments in researching, formulating and implementing local policies and programs. Since 2013, DNPSF has supported 170 talented Nepali youth trained in 31 countries to conduct research projects for 25 parliamentarians and 74 government organizations in all 7 provinces (42 municipalities).
Through the Leadership for Economic Governance (LEG) program, a joint initiative of Daayitwa and sister organizations Governance Lab and Nepal Leadership Academy, Daayitwa enables local governments to dissect economic growth challenges, learn leadership and management skills and execute team-based public innovation pilots.