The principal objective of IFA is to develop itself into a repository of knowledge on Nepal’s foreign relations and provide support, as necessary and appropriate, to the government of Nepal, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in imparting professional training to Nepalese foreign service officials and personnel; offering suggestions and recommendations for Foreign policy formulation; undertaking study and research programs and publications on vital issues relating to foreign policy, and updating and compiling historic documents and information on Nepal’s relations with foreign countries.