The Association of Political Science Studies (APSS) facilitates Nepalese political parties, Government of Nepal and various other state institutions, academia and civil society in stimulating dialogue, advocacy and scholarly research on lead concerns to building a well-just society and development of the country. Since its inception in 2001, it has approach of political independence and non-profit making. The APSS has already substantially contributed to Nepal peace process and constitution writing process while currently encouraging Nepalese elites and grassroots to a democratic and peaceful Nepal with political stability. To achieve its goal and mission, the APSS collaborates also with local and international think tanks, bilateral and multilateral international institutions and various interest groups.
The APSS has nearly 2,100 members across the country, working relationships with Nepalese political parties, relevant departments of Universities and different academic and professional associations and unions. It has now 26 district chapters, and 43 locally-active youth groups have been affiliated to pursue APSS policy and program implementation. Formally in 2006 the APSS got registered at local authority of Government with a Charter, the APSS is non-profit making and non-religious Association. Apart from special programs and project the APSS stands for the following regular jobs as the main operation to academically influence the contemporary and next generation of politics:
- Annual National Political Science Conference
- APSS Journal of Current Affairs
- Democracy Dialogue
- Political Roundtable
- Newsletter publication