Mr. Krishna Gyawali

Mr Krishna Gyawali served as Secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Local Development, and as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, where he headed the Foreign Aid Coordination Division, over a career spanning more than 29 years in Nepal’s civil service.

Upon retirement in 2014, Mr. Gyawali was appointed by GoN as the National Coordinator of Nepal for MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation), a US government aid agency mandated to boost growth and reduce poverty in developing countries. Mr. Gyawali served on UN peacekeeping missions as a UN Volunteer in Cambodia, South Africa, East Timor and Kosovo. He also worked at the BBC Nepali Service in London (1995-1996).

Mr. Gyawali holds Master’s degrees in Political Science and Public Administration from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham, UK.  He was a Hubert Humphrey Fellow in Economic Development at the Michigan State University, US. He holds an undergraduate degree in Sanskrit and Law from Tribhuvan University, and has attended an executive course on Leadership in Development at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Mr. Gyawali’s main area of expertise is governance, policy and the political economy analysis of development. He has published widely in journals, magazines and newspapers spanning these thematic areas.