Senior Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Jeevan Raj Lohani is a Development Economist with an extensive experience in public policy research, evaluation and advocacy for more than 13 years. A PhD Candidate in the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) with specialization in Economics & Evaluation, he has development consulting experience in in South Asia, Africa & the United States. He has led more than 100 research/evaluation studies and have more than 20 academic/professional publications. He has helped multitude of agencies including government and non-governmental organizations to build data systems to monitor and evaluate their initiatives, generate inferences from the data, and utilize the inferences for program design and/or policy decisions. He has designed projects, prepared grant proposals, prepared research and survey design, facilitated capacity building initiatives, developed data quality assurance framework, managed large scale data, conducted quantitative, qualitative and mixed method data analysis, and have played roles in evidence-based policy advocacy through publications and disseminations. His key sectors of interest include: early childhood development, education, public health, nutrition, employment and entrepreneurship, labor migration, social protection and conditional cash transfers, poverty ranking, gender and social inclusion, climate change, Mr. Lohani is a firm believer in civil rights, equitable and inclusive approaches to development, ethical research, and evidence-based policy.