Dr. Govind Nepal, a Professor of Economics and a former Member of National Planning Commission, and Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal, has been contributing to policy making as a high-level policy adviser to the Government since last two decades in the areas including Development Planning, Water resources, Energy, MDGs/SDGs, Climate Change and Disaster Management. Prof. Nepal was coordinator for the preparation of 12th National Development Plan of Nepal; led a team to prepare a concept document of National Development Vision 2030; and provided technical guidance for the preparation of 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 for preparing the Post Disaster Needs Assessment reports of Gorkha Earthquake 2015 for Government of Nepal.
He also led a High Level Task Force that prepared report on Restructuring of National Planning Commission. During his tenure in the Ministry of Finance as a Chief Economic Adviser, Professor Nepal advised on preparing White Paper of Nepalese economy that contained the analysis of the likely impact of earthquake and border obstructions (blockade) on Nepali economy and practical recommendations to address the problems. Prof. Nepal has also provided consulting services to UN agencies and multilateral development banks 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.