Research

  • Investments for Higher Agricultural Growth and Rural Poverty Alleviation in Nepal, an ongoing study for International Food Policy Research Institute, November 15, 2015 – April 15, 2016, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Country study on making growth more inclusive, a paper prepared for the Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific, 2015. The findings were discussed during the Expert Review Meeting of United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok, December 2-4, 2014.
  • Urban Poverty, a study conducted for Poverty Alleviation Fund, Government of Nepal, May 2014, Kathmandu.
  • Trade Mainstreaming in Nepal, CUTS International, Geneva /Nepal Economic Association, Kathmandu, April-May, 2014.
  • Designing Block Grant Formula for Expenditure Assignment (2013), The Asia Foundation, March 10, Kathmandu.
  • Restructuring Fiscal Institutions in Nepal, Recommendations for Revenue-Expenditure Assignments (2013), The Asia Foundation, April 2, Kathmandu.
  • “Expert Consultancy on the Report Preparation of the   National Living Standard Survey (NLSS) from the Indigenous Peoples Perspectives in Nepal” (February – March 2012), Lawyers’ Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP).
  • “Foreign Assistance – a journey that did not take too far” “Identification mission for a project on trade facilitation and economic capacity building – MIP2 (2010-2013)“, 2011/263468 – Version 1, HCL Management, 34 Philopappou Street, 11741 Athens, Greece, May 30 – June 29, 2011.
  • “Trade in Services in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges”, Economic Policy Network II, Ministry of Finance and Asian Development Bank, December 2010.
  • “Labour and Social Trends in Nepal, 2010”, International Labor Organization, ILO Office, 2010.
  • “A Case Study on Economic and Social Impact of Financial Crisis on Households”, Asian Development Bank/Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad, October 25, 2009.
  • “Study on the Government Structure of New Nepal”, World Bank, Nepal Country Office, October 15, 2009.
  • “An assessment of the current economic situation and trends: Best and worst case scenario”, (March 15-30, 2008), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) (Contract No. 00051-08), Prepared Input Paper for Swiss Strategy 2009-2013, March 15-30, 2008.
  • “Key Blockages of Growth & Inclusive Development, Nepal Growth Diagnostic Study”, A background paper prepared for DFID/ADB/ILO initiated project. (June 7, 2008).
  • “Nepal: Support for Inclusion of Food Security Objectives, Policies, Programs and Monitoring Mechanisms in the PRSP/Interim Plan of Nepal”, FNOP/INT/109/NOR, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO/IPRAD (December 2007-May 2008).
  • Strengthening Country Diagnosis and Analysis of Binding Development Constraints in Selected Developing Countries (Human Capital & Infrastructure), Asian Development Bank, Manila, Contract No. S15564, TA-6397 (REG), Asian Development Bank, June 2008-March 2009.
  • “A Feasibility Study on the Application of Green Technology for Sustainable Agriculture Development: Assessing the policy impact in selected member countries of ESCAP-APCAEM”, November, 2008, Beijing, P.R. China.
  • “Taking SDGs Forward” (SAARC Development Goals, 2007-2012), As directed by the Head of the States of SAARC, the report was prepared for the Fourteenth SAARC Summit as one of the core team members of the Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation (ISACPA), SAARC, March 2007.
  • “Economic cost of Conflict” (with R. Sainju), a program on Defining the Public Agenda and Strengthening Constituencies for Peace and Reform in Nepal with assistance from USAID under Cooperative Agreement No. 367-A-00-06-00009-00 with The Asia Foundation, January 15 to December 31, 2006, Kathmandu.
  • “Strengthening Aid Management and National Execution”, Project Number NEP/03/009, UNDP, worked as a team member on the Outcome Evaluation of UNDP projects in Nepal, (September 19, 2005-Ocober 28, 2005).
  • Public Expenditure Policy, The final report was prepared as the Chairman and lead author of the High-level Public Expenditure Commission, Government of Nepal, Kathmandu, May, 29,
  • SAARC Development Goals (SDGs) 2005-2010, prepared a report for the Thirteenth SAARC Summit as one of the core team members of Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation (ISACPA), SAARC, 2004.
  • Our Future Our Responsibility, Road Map toward a Poverty Free South Asia, Prepared a report as one of the core team members of Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation (ISACPA), SAARC, 2003.
  • Investment and Human Development in Nepal, UNDP-Asia Trade Initiative, UNOPS, New York, RAS/01/060, 20 January 2003-19 April 2003.
  • “Foreign Aid Projects in Nepal: Formulation, Implementation and Sustainability”, Nepal Development Forum, February 2002, Kathmandu.
  • Strengthening Corporate and Financial Governance (TA Cluster): Financial and Operational Review of Agriculture Development Bank and Nepal Industrial Development Corporation, TA No 3580-NEP, Asian Development Bank, Price Water House Coopers, Enterplan, and CSC & Co, August 15, 2002-April 15, 2003.
  • Study on “Investment Policy Review of Nepal”, Investment Policies and Capacity-building Branch, UNCTAD, Geneva, March 4, 2002- June 28, 2002.
  • Impact of Indo-Nepal Trade and Transit Treaty in Nepalese Economy. A study conducted for Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Kathmandu, July 2001.
  • Mapping SMEs in Nepal, International Finance Corporation (IFC)- a member of the World Bank Group, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, September 2000.
  • Foreign Aid: Challenges and Prospects (Some Issues for Future Policy Consideration), A background paper prepared for developing Nepal’s Foreign Aid Policy (with Dipendra Purush Dhakal), Ministry of Finance/UNDP, Kathmandu, January 2000.
  • Household and Small Enterprise in Mountain Areas, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, August 1999.
  • Impact of Economic Liberalization Program in Nepal: Some Experiences, EEC/Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, India, May 1996.
  • Deregulation and Privatization of Fertilizer/POL Products in Nepal, IRIS Center, University of Maryland at College Park, U.S.A., December, 1992.
  • Strategy for the Development of Industrial Sector in Nepal, International Center for Economic Growth, Panama, December, 1991.