Long Term Consultant

Bal Krishna Khadka

Bal Krishna Khadka is a consultant at IDA. He is a statistician by training and has completed his Master’s degree in Statistics from Tribhuvan University (Nepal) in 2005 with distinction marks. He has been a visiting faculty at Ace Institute of Management (Affiliated to Pokhara University, Nepal) and Nepal College of Management (Affiliated to Kathmandu University, Nepal). He has been teaching Quantitative Technique at undergraduate and graduate programs and has experience in designing and implementing quantitative survey research. He has co-authored Business Climate Survey in Nepal with Dr. Sudhindra Sharma. He was also involved in Public Poll Survey in Nepal carried out by Himal Media and Baseline Survey of Strengthening Community Mediation Capacity for Peaceful and Harmonious Society Project (COMCAP) carried out by Institute of Governance and Development (IGD). He has published several joint articles on contemporary political issues of Nepal with Sudhindra Sharman in daily newspapers and magazine.

Hiranya Baral

Hiranya Baral is a field coordinator at IDA. He completed his master in management from Tribhuvan University (Nepal) in 2008. He has been working in the research sector since 1998. During this period, he has contributed, as field coordinator, to various market research studies, social research and opinion poll in various organizations. He has worked as a field manger for 15 projects among which are Nepal Contemporary Political Opinion Poll, National Baseline Survey on Peace and Security Provision. He has also worked as a field coordinator for ten projects, four of which were opinion polls conducted by Himal media and as also as a supervisor for Political Opinion Polls I and II conducted by IDA.

Pranaya Sthapit

Pranaya Sthapit is working at IDA as a researcher since year 2013. He completed his masters in Business Administration from Old Dominion University, Virginia, United States. Furthermore, he completed his post graduation in Social Science from Nepa School of Social Science, Kathmandu, Nepal. Since joining IDA, he has been putting inputs in numerous quantitative studies conducted in the organization. Additionally, he also has good working knowledge on various software such as Cs-Pro and SPSS.

Shuvechha Ghimire

Shuvechha is working at IDA as a researcher. She completed her Masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) in 2012. She had previously interned at IDA by providing inputs on political context for the Nepal Contemporary Political Situation – VI VII VIII, opinion poll report in 2011.