Mr. Jagat Basnet is the Senior Research Officer of New ERA. He served New ERA as the Executive Director from 2015 to 2021. He holds Masters’ Degree in Sociology with specialization on population studies from Tribhuwan University. He has over 38 years of research experience in qualitative and quantitative studies. He has headed a number of surveys and participatory research studies in the field of community health and water & sanitation.
The major reproductive health-related research projects to his credit are: (1) Assessing the Performance of Birthing Centers in Nepal-2014, (2) Barrier and Enabling Factors Influencing the Use of Skilled Birth Attendants among Marginalized Population in Western Nepal-2007, (3) Community Perception about Reproductive Health Issues among Married Adolescents in central Tarai-2006, (4) Update Survey of DACAW Program in Nepal-2003, and (5) Mid-term Evaluation of the School and Community Health Project in Kavrepalanchowk District-2002.