Mr. Trilochan Pokharel

Director of Studies
Area of specialization: 
public policy, governance, social research, demography and population policies, federalization and state restructuring
MA, MPhil,

Phone-+977-1-5522002 (ext 226); Mobile: +977-9841502061


MPhil in Population Studies (First Class first), TU (2012); MA in Population Studies (Gold Medalist), TU (2002)

Training and Professional Course

  • Ambassadors of Evidence-based Policy: Training of Trainers, Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard Kennedy School, 15-17 March 2017 and Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Sustainable Human Development: From International Frameworks to Regional Policies, Central European University and UNDP, Budapest, Hungary, online course (15 Feb-20 May 2013)
  • Training Methods and Skills for Managers, National Institute of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hyderabad, India (12 November 2012 to 4 January 2013)
  • Inclusive Governance, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok Thailand, 24 Sept - 13 Oct 2012)

Work Experience

  • Director of Studies (Faculty of Governance, Public Policy and Development Studies), Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Deputy Director of Studies (Faculty of Governance, Public Policy and Development Studies), Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Faculty Associate, Central Department of Population Studies, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lecturer, Pokhara University, Nepal

Research and Consulting

  • Team Leader, Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 (ongoing), funded by Governance Facility
  • Project Director, Backstopping the Capacity Development of Sub-National Governments in Nepal for Improved Service Delivery and Democratization (ongoing), funded by The Asia Foundation
  • Team Leader, Institutional Arrangements of Local Units for Local Level Restructuring Commission, funded by IDEA International
  • Team Member, Functional Analysis and Institutional Arrangement of the Forest Sector in Federal Setting of Nepal for Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, funded by WWF Nepal
  • Team Member, Institutional Arrangement in Federal Setting for Ministry of General Administration, the Government of Nepal 2015-16.


  • Rethinking Public Service in Nepal: The End-user Perspective in 14th South Asian Management Forum, 2017  
  • Costs of Public Services: How Much Do People Pay to Receive Public Services in Nepal? Team Leader, funded by Nepal Administrative Staff College, 2015.
  • Poverty in Nepal: Characteristics and Challenges in Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development, Vol 11, available in
  • Investing in Young Population: Demand for Young People Responsive Intervention (Co-author), in Journal of Population and Development, published by Ministry of Health and Population, July 2014.
  • Research Methods Coverage in Medical and Health Science Curricula in Nepal (Co-author), in Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 3, No 3, 2013, available in  
  • Learning Styles of International Participants of Executive Development Programmes, in Sky Journal of Education Research Vol 1(4), August 2013, available in
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Status of Adolescents and Youth in Nepal, (coauthor) in Nepal Population Journal, published by Population Association of Nepal (PAN), August 2012.

Special assignment

Member- High Level Health Policy Restructuring Coordination Committee, led by Minister for Health, 2016-17

Area of interest

Public policy, governance, state restructuring, demography and social research


  • Best Employee Award, Nepal Administrative Staff College in 2015
  • Best Employee Award, Nepal Administrative Staff College in 2013
  • Mahendra Vidhya Bhusan Kha
  • Tarapad Chaudhary Gold Medal, from Tribhuvan University
  • Teacher of the School Award, from Batsyayan Secondary School, Dang in 2001.
  • Best Student Award, from ESCOL Computer Education, Dang Centre

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