Mr. Jagat Bahadur Basnet

Mr. Jagat Basnet holds a Master Degree in Sociology with specialization on population studies from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.  He has over 38 years of research experience in qualitative and quantitative studies.  He has leads a number of surveys and participatory research studies in the field of community health, child labor, drinking water & sanitation, reproductive health and so on.

The major reproductive health-related research projects to his credit are: (i) Assessing the Performance of Birthing Centers in Nepal-2014, (ii) Barrier and Enabling Factors Influencing the Use of Skilled Birth Attendants among Marginalized Population in Western Nepal-2007, (iii) Community Perception about Reproductive Health Issues among Married Adolescents in central Tarai-2006, (iv) A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Relating to Water and Sanitation (v) Update Survey of DACAW Program in Nepal-2003, and (vi) Mid-term Evaluation of the School and Community Health Project in Kavrepalanchowk District-2002. He has served for New ERA as the Executive Director from 2015 to 2021.