Dr. Bal Gopal Baidya is the Chairperson of New ERA’s Board of Directors. He is an economist by training and has been involved in various kinds of research studies in Nepal. Dr. Baidya is a former member of National Planning Commission of Nepal and has good experience in policy making in Nepal. He has evaluated various programs in Nepal in different field such as agriculture, education, governance, human resources, natural resources, socioeconomic and so on. He has also international experience in evaluating programs. He evaluated an UNICEF program in Mongolia in 2004 and in Laos in 2005. He was involved as a team member of UNDP programs evaluation of 2006 and 2010 and a thematic team member of Nepal Human Development Report 2009. Dr. Baidya is with New ERA since 1972.