Dr. Niranjan Devkota

Dr. Niranjan Devkota is a distinguished researcher in climate change, agriculture, and poverty. He actively contributes to policy dialogues and has extensive experience in governmental and non-governmental sectors, demonstrating his commitment to driving positive change.

Dr. Niranjan Devkota is a distinguished researcher with a strong focus on climate change, agriculture, poverty and vulnerability, labor markets, and behavioral issues within economies. With extensive experience in both governmental and non-governmental sectors, he has made significant contributions to various projects and initiatives. Currently serving as a Research Associate to Honorable Member Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal at the National Planning Commission (NPC) under the Government of Nepal, Dr. Devkota initially joined NPC as a research assistant and was later promoted to the position of research associate. Over the past decade, he has collaborated closely with Dr. Phuyal, establishing himself as a scholar and co-worker of distinction. At NPC, Dr. Devkota actively engages in preparing policy briefs and conducting literature reviews to provide valuable insights and research-based inputs. He is actively involved in sectoral studies and research projects, consistently participating in policy dialogues, workshops, and meetings. In these settings, he serves as a rapporteur, skillfully generating comprehensive reports. Dr. Devkota's expertise extends beyond NPC, as he has also served as a Non-key Expert Economist, providing technical assistance in public finance management and EU budget support programs in partnership with the EU Delegation, Public Finance Management Experts, and the Ministry of Finance, Nepal. Moreover, he has excelled as an Expert Tourism Economist, contributing to the economic impact assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nepal's tourism sector as part of a research team led by Honourable Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal in 2016. Dr. Devkota's versatile background as a Data Analyst, Economist, Research Assistant, and Project Coordinator enriches his expertise and reinforces his commitment to excellence. He has undergone numerous training and capacity development programs facilitated by esteemed national and international organizations. Through his dedicated research and multifaceted roles, Dr. Niranjan Devkota consistently demonstrates his unwavering dedication to advancing knowledge and driving positive change in the fields of climate change, agriculture, poverty, and vulnerability, among others.

Selected publications

  1. Devkota, N., Kumari, A., Upretee, S., Basyal, D. K., Mahato, S., Karki, D., ... & Dhakal, K. (2023). Farmers’ Perspectives on Sugarcane Management in Nepal: Empirical Evidence from Logistic Regression Model. Journal of Agriculture and Crops, 9(2), 222-232.
  2. Khanal, G., Maraseni, T., Thapa, A., Devkota, N., Paudel, U. R., & Khanal, C. K. (2023). Managing water scarcity via rainwater harvesting system in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: People's awareness, implementation challenges and way forward. Environmental Development, 100850.
  3. Devkota, N., Paija, N., Paudel, U. R., & Bhandari, U. (2022). Mapping the industries’ willingness to pay for unrestricted electricity supplyEnvironment, Development and Sustainability24(1), 666-682.
  4. Devkota, N., Joshi, A., Khanal, G., Mahapatra, S. K., Gautam, N., Paudel, U. R., & Bhandari, U. (2022). Awareness on agricultural entrepreneurship among youth farmers: an empirical study from Western Nepal. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, (ahead-of-print). https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-06-2021-0150
  5. Devkota, N., Shreebastab, D. K., Korpysa, J., Bhattarai, K., & Paudel, U. R. (2022). Determinants of successful entrepreneurship in a developing nation: Empirical evaluation using an ordered logit model. Journal of International Studies Vol15(1), 181-196.
  6. Devkota, N., Kmeco, L., Thapa, S., Houška, P., & Paudel, UR (2022). Tourists’ Perception of Travel Risk and Management in Destination amid Covid-19 Pandemic: Empirical Evidence from Nepal. Journal of Tourism and Services, 25 (13), 90-119. 
  7. Adhikari, B., Devkota, N., Parajuli, S., Paudel, U. R., Upretee, S., Mahato, S., ... & Dhakal, K. (2023). Teachers' Perceptions on Adoption of Education 4.0 in Schools in Nepal: Evidence From Structural Equation Modelling. In Handbook of Research on Education Institutions, Skills, and Jobs in the Digital Era (pp. 341-358). IGI Global.
  8. Puri, V., Joshi, S., & Devkota, N. (2022). Infrastructure and Climate Change Adaptation in Nepal: An Assessment. Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, 10(3), 1-28.
  9. Khaizu, S., Devkota, N., Paudel, U.R., Parajuli, S., Mahato, S., Basyal, D. K., Bhandari, U. (2023). What Factors Influence Poultry Production in Sindhupalchok District of Nepal? A Poultry Farmers Perspective. Journal of Agriculture and Crops, 9(1), 49-61.
  10. Thapa, A., Khanal, G., Mahapatra, S. K., Devkota, N., Mahato, S., & Paudel, U. R. (2022). Identifying determinants of sustainable water management at the household level through rainwater harvesting systems in Nepal. Water Policy, 24(10), 1671-1696. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2022.113
  11. Maharjan, P., Niranjan D., Mahapatra, S., Padda, I. U. H., Dhakal, K., Mahato, S., Khanal, G., Parajuli, S., Paudel, U. R., & Bhattarai, U. (2022). FinTech Adoption among Online Grocery Buyers during COVID-19 Lockdowns in Nepal. Journal of Private Enterprise37(2), 57-89.
  12. Kharel, S., Anup, K. C., Devkota, N., & Paudel, U. R. (2022). Entrepreneurs’ Level of Awareness on Knowledge Management for Promoting Tourism in NepalJournal of Information & Knowledge Management, 2250023.
  13. Maharjan, S., Devkota, N., Paudel, UR & Klímová, M.(2022). Newari Community’s Attitude to Promote Cultural Tourism Development: Evidence from Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Journal of Tourism and Services, 24 (13), 164-189. 10.29036/jots. v13i24. 349.
  14. Rajbhandari, S., Devkota, N., Khanal, G., Mahato, S., & Paudel, U. R. (2022). Assessing the industrial readiness for adoption of industry 4.0 in Nepal: A structural equation model analysisHeliyon8(2), e08919.
  15. Oli, M., Devkota, N., Paudel, U. R., Mahapatra, S., Mahato, S., & Parajuli, S. (2022). Customers’ Perception Toward Taxi Management in Kathmandu Valley. In Intelligent Infrastructure in Transportation and Management (pp. 101-121). Springer, Singapore.
  16. Devkota, N., Paudel, U. R. & Khanal, G. (2021). Is current understanding adequate for Green Banking practices in Nepal; A Lesson Learnt. In Climate Change and the Sustainable Financial Sector (pp. 84-98). IGI Global.
  17. Phuyal, R. K. & Devkota, N. (2021). Asymmetric of income, uneven adaptive capacities and climate change adaptation options among poor and non-poor rural rice farmers of Nepal. Southeast Asian Journal of Economics, 9(3),129-158.
  18. Karki, D., Upreti, S, Bhandari, U., Rajbhandari, S., Devkota, N., Parajuli, S. & Paudel., U.R. (2021). Does formal financial sector enhance small business employment generation in Nepal: Evidence from cross-sectional data. Journal of Social Economics Research, 8(2), 155-164.
  19. Devkota, N., Paudel, U. & Bhandari, U. (2021). Rethinking Westernization in Destination: Evidence from Tourists’ Preferences in Pokhara. Journal of Tourism and Services, 12(23), 1-25.
  20. Devkota, N., Paudel, U. & Bhandari, U. (2020). Does Westernization Influence in Business Culture of a Touristic City? Economics and Sociology, 13(4), 154-172.
  21. Devkota, N. & Paija, N. (2020). Climate Change Impact on Paddy Production in Nepal: Evidence from Time Series Analysis. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 17(2), 31-45.
  22. Khanal, G., Thapa, A., Devkota, N. & Paudel, U. R. (2020). Harvesting and Harnessing Rainwater - An Alternative Strategy to cope up with Drinking Water Scarcity: A review. Water Supply, 20(8), 2591-2963.
  23. Devkota, N., Paudel, U. & Bhandari, U. (2020). Tourism entrepreneurs’ expectation from the federal government in touristic city - Pokhara, Nepal. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, 3(3), 329-351.
  24. Paudel, U. & Devkota, N. (2020). Harmonization of Socio-economic Policy and Institutional Set-up for efficient Operation on Nepal-India Open Border Small Business. Journal of International Studies, 13(1), 108-122.
  25. Rai, A.; Devkota, N.; Bhandari, U. and Paudel, U. R. (2020). Land management for agricultural entrepreneurship development: Farmers’ perspective from Udayapur, Nepal. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 10(2), 612-627.
  26. Paudel, U. R.; Parajuli, S.; Devkota, N. and Mahapatra, S. K. (2020). What Determines Customers’ Perception on Banking Communication? Evidence from Nepalese Commercial Banks. Global Economy Journal, 20(4), 1-21.
  27. Sabir, F. S., Maqsood, Z., Tariq, W. & Devkota, N. (2019). Does Happiness at Work Lead to Organization Citizenship Behavior with Mediating Role of Organization Learning Capacity? A Gender Perspective Study of Educational Institutes in Sialkot. International Journal of Work Organization and Emotion, 10(4),281-296.
    1. Paudel, U. R. & Devkota, N. (2018). Socio-economic Influences on Small Business Performance in Nepal/India Open Border: Evidence from Cross-sectional Analysis. Economics and Sociology, 18(4), 11-30.  

The further details of the manuscript can be found here at SCOPUS and Web of Science journal master list webpage. Additional to that, together there are 100+ research article published, many articles are accepted for upcoming publication, and dozens of articles are under review in several index and non-index national and international journals. Details about my updated scholarly contribution can be found at: Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

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