Research Expert

Dr. Bimal Prasad Koirala:

Former Chief Secretary and Finance Secretary to the Government of Nepal, Dr. Koirala is an eminent economist, bureaucrat and administration specialist.  A Master in Environmental Management from Duke University, USA and Master in Economic Policy, University of Texas at Austin, USA, he earned his Ph.D. in Economic Policy from University of Dortmund, Germany.His experience of several decades in the government, and his engagement with several national and international agencies after his retirement has made him one of the brightest intellectual figures of our country. He is the chief of our team of research experts.

Dr. Jagdish Chandra Pokharel

Former Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal Dr. Pokharel is an eminent economic and development expert. He has held several high level public positions, including a double-term service as the Vice-Chairman of Planning Commission, (2006-2008 and again from 2010 to 2013), and a member of the commission from 1997-2002. He was also the Vice-Chairperson of the High Level Committee on Least Developed Countries.   As head of the Planning Commission, he led the design of Nepal’s national development plan for the post-conflict reconstruction and development

 Prof. Dr. ShreekrishnaShrestha

Senior Professor of Management at Tribhuvan University, Prof. Dr. Shreekrishna Shrestha has the experience of teaching for several years at the Central Department of Public Administration. He has been adviser to the government of Nepal on several management-related issues, and is an acclaimed trainer and avid researcher himself.

Dr. Ram KrishnaTimalsina

Dr. Timalsena is an acclaimed laywer of Nepal with several years of experiences in legal sector. He completed MCL in Corporate Law in 1992 and obtained a PhD degree in Law (Right to Information) in 2002 from University of Delhi. Over the years, he has worked in various senior positions in the Nepalese judicial system. At the Supreme Court, he worked in the capacity of Registrar. He is equally involved in teaching and has taught Business Law, Media Law etc., in various colleges of Nepal. He has also been a Guest Instructor in several institutes namely, Judicial Service Training Center (1984-2002), Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu (1990-2002), Revenue Administrative Training Center, Kathmandu (1990-2002), Police Academy (1998-2002) and World Wildlife Federation, New Delhi, India (2001).

Mr. Leelamani Paudyal

Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Nepal, Mr. Paudyal is a renowned bureaucrat and social worker. With an exemplary work record during his tenure in office, Mr. Paudyal has laid strong foundation of clean administration with his personal efforts. His contribution towards clean and corruption-free administration, positive motivation, constructive social transformation and environmental conservation have become milestones for general Nepali populace.

Mr Pratap Kumar Pathak

Pratap Kumar Pathak, an expert of managerial finance by training, has served the government of Nepal for about four decades now at various capacities including Secretary to various ministries including Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Irrigation, Ministry of General Administration and Ministry of Industries. A government consultant and expert on various areas of development, Mr. Pathak has the experience of working at local levels of administration as Local Development Officer and District Development Officer as well. An advisory to Management Development and Training Center, Mr. Pathak has led several research programs, and is himself an ardent researcher. Several times, he has represented Nepal, or has led Nepalese team to international seminars on Development, Gender Equality, Women and Children’s Affairs, Migration, Risk Reduction etc. Presently, he is an Expert Consultant, Preparation of Master Plan on Sports Development under Ministry of Youth and Sports, Expert Director, Nabil Bank Ltd., and Team Leader, Preparation of National Umbrella Guidelines on Gender Based Violence, National Health Sector Support Program, under Ministry of Health and Population.

Dr. TikaramPoudel


Associate Professor of English at Kathmandu University, Dr. Poudel holds PhD in linguistics from Tribhuvan University and post-doctoral degree from Konstanz University, Germany. A gold-medalist in linguistics, he has taught at Tribhuvan Univesity and Kathmnadu University in Nepal and Konstanz University in Germany and had led several linguistic researches from Asia and Europe His researches have been published by Lincom Europe, Germany. A polyglot, Dr. Poudel specializes in computational linguistics and is an avid researcher himself.

Dr. Narendra Raj Paudel

Dr. Paudel is lecturer at Central Department of Public Administration, Public Administration Campus, Tribhuvan University since 2008. He did his PhD from Tribhuvan University in 2012. He has been teaching Development Management and Public Administration at this Campus. Right now, he has been coordinating Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) at Central Department of Public Administration.

He has authored two books which include Development Management and Public Policy Implementation. He has also authored half dozen book chapters which were published from abroad. His articles were appeared in Social Process and Nepalese Journal of Public Policy and Governance, peer review journals. In addition, he has published two dozens of articles in national and international journals. He presented his research work in more than two dozens international conferences. His research interest includes public policy implementation, development management, local governance, gender and health governance. He can be reached at

Mr. Purushottam Ojha

Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Supplies, Govt. of Nepal, Mr. Ojha too has served the nation as Joint Secretary in the same ministry and as Chairman, Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industries. An expert of trade, commerce and supplies, Dr. Ojha has had an experience of several decades in this field, and has made significant contributions in streamlining the trade and commerce sector of Nepal. He has led several high-level delegations of Nepal to many countries in the world.

Dr. Khet Raj Dahal

Dr. Khet Raj Dahal is the Head of Department, Department of Civil Engineering, Kathmandu University. A Ph.D. in Environmental Science/Engineering, from Kathmandu University, Nepal he also holds the degree of M.Sc.  in Sanitary Engineering, Branch: Water Supply, Sewerage, Rational Uses and Protection of Water Resources, from St. Petersburg Institute of Civil Engineering. He been an import contributor to several publications and journals on issues related with civil engineering and water resource.