Prof. Govind Nepal, Member

Dr. Govind Nepal, a Professor of Economics and a former Member of the National Planning Commission, and Chief Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal, has been contributing to policy making as a high-level policy adviser to the Government for the last two decades in the areas of Development Planning, Water resources management, Energy, MDGs/SDGs, Climate Change and Disaster Management. Currently, Prof. Nepal is the Vice Chairman of Nepal Economic Association of Economists. Very recently Dr. Nepal led a study carried out a nationwide study on ‘Identifying Key intervention Areas for Reversing industrial Decline in Nepal’ and as a Team Leader contributed to the ‘Evaluation of Socio-economic Impact of Reconstruction (Earthquake devastated Economy) in Nepal and Proceedings of the 3-day international seminar on National Reconstruction of Nepal.  Dr. Nepal also worked as a team member (in the preliminary phase) and team leader (in the concluding phase) to prepare the report on “Needs Assessment, Costing and Financing Strategy for Nepal’s Sustainable Development Goals” and also led a technical team that prepared SDG Baseline report for Province 2 and 5 of federal Nepal.  Prof. Nepal worked as a coordinator of the expert team preparing the 12th National Development Plan of Nepal; led a team to prepare a conceptual document on National Development Vision 2030; and provided technical guidance for the preparation of the MDG Needs Assessment (2010 -2015) Report 2010 for Nepal as a team leader. He was also the lead author of the Government’s National Report to Rio + 20, UNCSD.  In 2015, Dr. Nepal provided technical leadership and guidance to the team of experts who prepared the Post Disaster Needs Assessment Report of the Gorkha Earthquake 2015 for the Government of Nepal. He also led a High -Level Task Force that prepared a report on the Restructuring of the National Planning Commission. Prof. Nepal has also provided consulting services to UN agencies, multilateral development banks, and bilateral aid agencies since 1993 primarily on economic and financial analysis of projects. He has authored/co-authored four books in the domains of Welfare Economics, Development Planning, Poverty, and Energy.