Mr. Punya Prasad Neupane

Executive Director
Area of specialization: 
management, governance, decentralization, gender and social inclusion, conflict resolution and peace building


  • Master of Arts,  Tribhuvan University(TU), Nepal , 1980/81
  • Bachelor of Education, Tribhuvan University(TU), 1976/77
  • Bachelor of Law, Tribhuvan University(TU), 2001

Training and Professional Course

  • Australian Leadership Award Fellowship, organized by Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 4 weeks, 2009
  • Senior Executive development Program organized by NASC, Lalitpur, 32 days, 2001/02
  • Technical Training organized by US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, 10 days, 2000
  • Financial Management in Public Sector organized by Tietgen Business College, Odense, Denmark, 10 weeks, 1999
  • Social Welfare Administration organized by JICWELS, Tokyo, 1 months, 1998
  • District Administration organized by NASC, Lalitpur, 2 months, 1993/94
  • Managing Rural Development, organized by AIT,Bangkok, 1 month,1991
  • Local Level Planning organized by PDTC, Lalitpur, 5 weeks, 1989

Work Experience

  • Executive Director, Nepal Administrative Staff College , 2067.3- till date
  • Secretary, Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction, 2066-2067
  • Secretary, Ministry of Local Development,2065-2066
  • Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare,2063-2065
  • Joint Secretary, Different Ministries,2054-2063
  • Chief District Officer, Different Districts,2050-2054
  • Local Dev. Officer, Different Districts, 2044-2050
  • Assistant Director, Regional Health Directorate, Dipayal.2043-2044
  • Land Revenue Officer, L R Office, Different District,2037-2043
  • Head teacher,  Krishna Secondary School, Chautara, Sindhupalchok, 2033-3036
  • Association with Professional Organization:

Past President, Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) –The SAARC Recognized Body,2011-2013

Research and Consulting

  • Advisor, Institutional Arrangements of Local Units for Local Level Restructuring Commission, funded by IDEA International
  • Advisor, ‘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 (2016).
  • Advisor, Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 (ongoing), funded by Governance Facility
  • Team Leader, Political economy analysis of education governance at local level (2017/18

Special assignment

  • Chairperson, Board of directors, Nepal Food Cooperation, Nov 2004- Aug 2006.
  • Chairperson, Board of directors, Nepal Industrial Development Cooperation, 2005- 2006.
  • Member- secretary, National export promotion Board, Nov. 2004- Aug 2006.
  • Coordinator, National Task Force for combating trafficking of women and children, 2006- 2008.
  • Member-Secretary: National Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) Board, 2009-2010

Area of interest

  • Governance, Gender
  • Peace Building


  • प्रसिद्ध जनसेवा श्री, गोर्खा दक्षिण बाहु, सेवा पदक
  •  दुर्गम सेवा पदक, दैवी पिडित उद्दार पदक