Our Approach

Effective reform initiatives should be grounded in a thorough understanding of the specific context in which the policies are enacted. Moreover, acknowledging the inherent biases entrenched within societal structures and power dynamics is imperative for successful reforms that can tackle systemic inequalities and promote inclusive change.

PEI’s approach, enriched by the team’s deep experience in Nepal’s policy reform, operates on the following three principles:

Our Team

Aslesh Shrestha

Researcher, Economics

Shreeya Rana

Programs Manager

Lasata Joshi

Research Officer

Avinash Karna

Coordinator, Sub-National Programs

Anurag Acharya

Director of Practice

Samjhana Budhathoki

Senior Finance Officer

Dheeraj Gurung

Senior Operations Officer

Khushi Hang

Research and Communications Officer

Saumitra Neupane

Executive Director

Nirjan Rai


Shuvangi Poudyal

Programs and Outreach Officer

Sushav Niraula

Researcher, Public Policy and Politics


Hridesh Sapkota

Communications Officer

Janak Pokhrel

Research Officer

Pragati Karki

Research Associate

Anupama Adhikari

Research Associate

Ashutosh Ghimire

Research Intern

Hira Lama

Administrative Assistant

Chudamani Karki

Support Staff