Research and Consulting

>> ASSIGNMENT FOR FOREIGN AID

2004: “Aid Under Stress: Water, Forests and Finnish Support in Nepal.” In collaboration with Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki. Supported by the Academy of Finland and the Ford Foundation. 2001: “Procuring Water: Foreign Aid and Rural water Supply in Nepal.” Supported by the Academy of Finland and the Ford Foundation. 1993: “Rural Urban Interlinkages in Nepal” in collaboration with INFRAS Switzerland and supported by Swiss National Science Foundation.

>> AUDIT AND TARIFF STUDIES

1997: Support to the Office of the Auditor General of Nepal in formulating a performance based audit system for electricity and water supply utilities in Nepal (1998). 1998: Conducted Tariff Study for Nepal Telecommunications Corporation.

>> DISASTER MITIGATION

1996: “A report on Causes and Consequences of Natural Disasters, and the Protection and Preservation of the Environment: Nepal Country Study for the SAARC”, (1989). Prepared for the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (KMTNC) for submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Majesty's Government of Nepal. Program Planning for the Ministry of Environment.

>> DISPUTE RESOLUTION

2005: Natural Resources Management: Dispute Resolution through Local Mediation. Supported by Enabling State Program, DFID 1999: The 1999 General Election Opinion Poll: How Voters Assess Politics, Parties and Politicians. Published by Himal Association. 1999: Sex Profile of Kathmandu Residents. Supported by PANOS South Asia.

>> GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

2000: “Assessment of Resources, Best Practices and Gaps in Gender, Science and Technology in Nepal”. Supported by UNESCO-UNDP Asia Pacific Gender Equality Network. 2002: Inputs provided for Assessment of Resources, Best Practices and Gaps in Gender, Science and Technology in the Asia Pacific Region, Supported by UNESCO, APGEN and UNDP.

>> GOVERNANCE

2000. Review of Governance Assessment and Baseline Survey of Change Advocates. Supported by Enabling State Programme, DFID-Nepal.

>> INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING

2003: Preparing a manual for water users association in the Tigre region in Ethiopia. Undertaken with experts from Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Gujarat. Supported by NORAGRIC, University of Norway.

>> INSTITUTIONAL DESIGNING AND STRENGTHENING

2000: Strengthening the institutional capabilities of Marchwar Lift Irrigation System Water Users Association. Supported by UNCD. 1997. Providing the expertise of Institutional Specialist in the project "Capacity Building in the Department of Irrigation". Funded by the Asian Development Bank. 1996: Designing the institutional modalities for Three Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Projects. Supported by the ODA. 1991: Extra-Mural Review and Analysis of the Problems in Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and its Amelioration.

>> NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1999: “Shivapuri Watershed Management Project Appraisal Mission” , Supported by NORAD. 1989-90: “Socio-Economic Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Forestry Efforts in Five Village Panchayats in Sindhupalchowk and Kavre Districts” . Prepared for the Nepal-Australia Forestry Project. 1993: “Economics of Environmental Sustainability - Adaptation to Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture: Farm Planning and Resource Management under Conditions of Environmental Stress”. Supported by the World Bank's McNamara Fellowship Program.

>> POLICY STUDIES

2005: Review of Asian Development Bank’s water policy “Water for All” implementation in Nepal’s context. Funded by Water Aid Nepal and Asian Development Bank 2004: Scaling-up Framework for Community Managed Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes in Nepal. Supported by Water Aid Nepal.

>> PREPARATION OF COUNTRY PROGRAMMES

1997: SDC's Future Involvement in Rural Electrification in Nepal. Supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 1997: Peripheral Support vs. Institutional Strengthening: Experiences and Lessons Learned". Supported by SDC

>> THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGIES

2006: Trail Bridges in Nepal: Democratic Decentralized Transformation, Supported by Helvetas-Nepal 2007: “Ropeways in Nepal” In collaboration with Kathmandu Electric Vehicle Alliance and Nepal Water Conservation Foundation