Bishwambher Pyakuryal is currently Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka and Maldives. He has taught Economics at Tribhuvan University for 39 years. He holds a Master as well as a Ph.D. in Economics from Nepal and USA. He has completed Post-Doctoral Research in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA.
Professor Pyakuryal has been professional Associate at the East-West Center, Honolulu; a Scholar-in-Residence of the Rockefeller Foundation in Italy; and a visiting scholar at IFPRI in Washington, D.C. He is the Chairman of inter-governmental organization South Asia Co-operative Environment Program (SACEP) and member of the governing council of Colombo Plan.
Dr. Pyakuryal is a President of Nepal Economic Association; founding Chairman of Institute for Strategic and Socio-Economic Research (ISSR), Kathmandu. He has been a member of the board of Nepal’s Central Bank; a Chairman of High-level Public Expenditure Commission of the government of Nepal; a Commissioner of the Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation, SAARC.
Professor Pyakuryal has written co-authored and edited Thirteen books and published hundreds of research articles in accredited national and international journals. Prof. Pyakuryal has been an international consultant to the World Bank, IFC, ADB, UNDP, UNCTAD, UNFPA, ESCAP, IUCN, IPPF, WHO, CIDA, ICEG, EU, The Asia Foundation; IRIS Center, U.S.A; UN/APCAEM, Beijing; DFID; SDC; ILO, and FAO.
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