Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Lila Kumar Khatiwada works in NDIGD as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for global development projects. Dr. Khatiwada's research focuses on impact assessment with a special emphasis on quasi-experimental design and mixed methods. Prior to joining NDIGD, Dr. Khatiwada worked with the University of Maryland College Park and implemented policy research in international settings. He was involved in evaluating the impact of national parks on poverty and inequality in a NSF funded project in Mozambique and Namibia, the impact of microfinance on poverty in a World Bank funded project in Ghana, community level effects of M-PESA (mobile money) in a Bill Gates Foundation funded project in Kenya, and the effects of food security on community water project in a USAID funded project in eastern Kenya. From 1993 to 2001, he developed and implemented a variety of rural development projects—microfinance, agricultural development, community forestry, infrastructure development, and gender empowerment—with communities in Nepal. He has worked on EU, DFID, Asian Development Bank, Caritas, SDC, and CIDA funded projects.
He holds a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology with a specialization in community development from the University of Missouri, an M.S. in Rural Sociology and Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines, a B.S. in Agriculture from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS) from the University of Missouri.
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