Dr. Posh Raj PANDEY
Chairman, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment
Dr Pandey is Chairman at South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), a consortium of South Asian NGOs, working to build capacity of concerned stakeholders in the context of liberalization and globalization. He holds a PhD in Economics and Master’s Degrees in Business Management, and in Economics. He is a Member in various committees of the Government of Nepal (GON), including Board of Trade, and Nepal Business Forum. Dr Pandey has served as a Member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Technology Bank. He is listed in the Indicative Panelist of the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Dr Pandey has also served as an Economic Expert in Prime Minister’s Advisory Board and was a Member of the National Planning Commission, an apex policy making body of the GON. He was one of the negotiators during Nepal’s accession to the WTO. Dr Pandey has also worked for the UNDP in Nepal on the issues of multilateral trade integration and trade-related capacity building. He has also taught economics for nearly a decade at the Tribhuvan University, the largest public university in Nepal. Dr Pandey has extensively published on issues of international trade, macroeconomics and development.