Mr. Basanta Raj Sigdel

Senior Director of Studies
Area of specialization: 
Management, Leadership, Organization Development, Strategic Management, Corporate Governance, Customer Relationship Management
Master’s Degree in Business Studies in First Division with Distinction, Tribhuvan University (2003)


Department Head, Management Learning Group, Nepal Administrative Staff College

Training and Professional Courses

  • Ambassadors of Evidence-based Policy: Training of Trainers, Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard Kennedy School, 15-17 March 2017 and Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Training on Using Evidence for Smart Policy Design (19 – 20 July 2016) organised by Evidence for Policy Design at Harvard University and Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC), Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Training on Fiscal Efficiency from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand- 2014
  • Workshop on Learning for Development, World Bank, New Delhi- 2014
  • Training on IT enabled Knowledge Management from Administrative Staff College, Hydarabad, India- 2013
  • Advanced Level Training of Trainers of One Month from Nepal Administrative Staff College, March-April, 2007
  • Training programs in various courses about functional areas of Banking like credit, trade finance, risk management, operations etc.

Work Experience

  • Director of Studies, Nepal Administrative Staff College (2016 till the date)
  • Training and Research Officer, Nepal Administrative Staff College (2012-2015)
  • Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, United College ( 2011- 2012)
  • Manager, Nepal Bank Limited (2009- 2013)
  • Deputy Manager, Nepal Bank Limited (2004-2009)
  • Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Nepal Commerce Campus (2003- 2008)
  • Lecturer, Tribhuvan University, Campion College ( 2004- 2005)

Research Works

  • Sigdel, Basanta R., Shailaja Upadhyaya and Damodar Basyal (2018). Towards engaged civil service: National employee engagement survey-2018/19. Kathmandu: Nepal Administrative Staff College.
  • Sigdel, Basanta R. (2017) ‘Compliance’ to ‘Integrity Building’: A Case of Nepali Civil Service. A Research Paper, 14th South Asian Management Forum, Maldives: Association of Management Development in South Asia (AMDISA)
  • Sigdel, Basanta R., Shailaja Upadhyaya, Rameshwor Bhandari and Krishna Sigdel (2016). Attractiveness of Civil Service in Nepal. Kathmandu: Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Sigdel, Basanta R., Suwarn K. Singh and Shital Moktan (2016). Learning organization practice and Organizational performance: A Case of Nepali Civil Service, Security Agencies and Public Institutions. Kathmandu: Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Sigdel, Basanta R. and S. Koirala (2014). Corporate governance in Nepalese financial sector: Does policy matter? Kathmandu: Nepal Administrative Staff College.
  • Sigdel, Basanta R. and S. Koirala (2014). Does Nepal Borrow Inflation from India?  An Empirical Study. Kathmandu: Nepal Administrative Staff College
  • Sigdel, Basanta R. (2003). Corporate performance and the Role of Boards of Directors. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Kathmandu: Tribhuvan University

Consulting Experience

  • Team Leader, Study for establishing Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) and integrating NTV and Radio Nepal (2019 ongoing)
  • Team Leader, Preparing HR Policy and Administrative Bylaws of Pancheshwar Development Authority (PDA), a joint entity of Government of Nepal and India to implement Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project ( 2017-2019)
  • Team Leader, Comprehensive Management Audit of Rastriya Banijya Bank, the largest state owned commercial bank of Nepal (2018- 2019)
  • Team Leader, Competency Mapping and Capacity Building of Nepal Civil Service in the Federal System (2017- 2018)
  • Team Leader, Preparing Three-year Strategic Plan (2017-2019) of Public Service Commission (2017)
  • Management and OD Expert, Institutional Arrangement of Local Governments, the project to design organizational structure of local governments- an integral component of Local Level Restructuring Committee (LLRC) formed by the GoN (2017)
  • Management Expert, Strengthening Knowledge-Driven Development in South Asia- 01 Leadership (TA 7997), ADB project (2017-2018)
  • Team Leader, Restructuring/Organization and Management Survey of Nepal Rastra Bank (2015)
  • Team Leader, Strategic Plan (2014-2016) of Social Welfare Council (2013)
  • Knowledge Management Expert, Mainstreaming Inclusive Governance Project (2013- 2014)

Special Assignments

  • Coordinator, Policy Recommendations to the Government of Nepal in Policies and Programmes of the GoN- 2019/20 in the areas of reforms in civil service and improving public service delivery and governance system (2019)
  • Coordinator and Management Expert, Restructuring of Ministry and Departments of Government of Nepal, led by OPMCM (2018) 
  • Coordinator, Policy Recommendation to the Government of Nepal for restructuring public sector training institutions of the Country in the federal system of governance
  • Coordinator, Strategic Planning of Nepal Administrative Staff College (2015)
  • Management Expert, Designing Performance Based Incentive System in Nepal Administrative Staff College (2015)
  • Training Expert and Faculty of Leadership and Strategic Management, Redesigning Senior Executive Development Programme (SEDP) for the Class-I (Joint Secretaries) Officers of Government of Nepal (2012- 2014)
  • Training Expert, Learning Needs Assessment and designing training course (Basic Administration Training, BAT) for the newly appointed Section Officers of Government of Nepal (2012)

Area of Interest

Management Consulting, Leadership, Strategic Management and Public Governance


Best Employee Award, Nepal Administrative Staff College (2017)