About Jaya

I’am a public policy researcher, currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal. I have a MPP from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore), a MSW from St. Xavier’s College – Kathmandu (Purbanchal University) and a B Sc in Microbiology from Tri-Chandra Multiple College (Tribhuvan University). In total, I have over ten years of professional experience in the areas of sustainable development, innovation, youth empowerment, development communication, networking, research and advocacy.

Previously, I worked for Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s flagship journal – Asian Journal of Public Affairs, ASEAN CityNext Project (LKY School – Microsoft Joint Project on ASEAN Secondary Cities), ClimateHimalaya Initiative, Daayitwa, Kaya-Kalpa, Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Nepal (ACORAB), HIMAL Southasian, UNDP New York, Government of Brazil and Peace Child International.

My research interests are in development economics with a focus on poverty and inequality, geography and economic growth, trade and investment, GESI, IoTs, aging, policy analysis and evaluation. I use field visits, data and applied econometrics to do my research works.