Dr. Bal Gopal Baidya

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.

Mr. Madhup Dhungana

Mr. Madhup Dhungana holds M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Tribhuvan University and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from AIT, Bangkok. Mr. Dhungna has lead many national level evaluation studies. He has also involved as an evaluation expert in various monitoring and evaluation studies in different field such as education, drinking water and sanitation, gender issues, health and nutrition and so on. He was with New ERA since 1974 – 2021. During this period he has provided different services in project implementation and technical assistance for various national and international organizations. He has also served for New ERA as an Executive Director from 1988 to 1992.

Mr. Yogendra Prasai

Mr. Yogendra Prasai is a Senior Research Director of New ERA. Mr. Prasai holds Master degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of North Carolina, USA, and  Master degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Mr. Prasai has lead many national-level studies in health sector like Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) 2011, 2016 and Nepal Health Facility Survey (NHFS) 2015.  He has also carried out a number of health-policy research and evaluation studies in different fields as such health, nutrition, socioeconomic, gender issues, marketing, natural resources, and so on. Mr. Prasai is with New ERA since 1980. He has served for New ERA as an Executive Director from 2003 to 2009.

Mr. Sidhartha Man Tuladhar

Mr. Sidhartha Man Tuladhar is Senior Research Officer of New ERA.  Mr. Tuladhar holds Masters’ degree in Physics from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has lead various monitoring and evaluation research studies in different field such as  bio-gas, community forestry, children and women trafficking, HIV/AID, turbine driven agro-processing mills and community-based traditional technologies in Nepal.  He has served for New ERA as an Executive Director from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Tuladhar is with New ERA since 1977.

Mr. Jagat Bahadur Basnet

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.