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Sagar Prasai

Sagar Prasai

Deputy Country Representative, Nepal

Tel: +977 (1) 441-8345

Fax: +977 (1) 441-5881


Expertise: Urban and regional analysis; local governance; transnational migration; and social and economic issues in Nepal.

Sagar Prasai is The Asia Foundation’s deputy country representative in Nepal. His current work involves programs on peace building and conflict transformation, the utilization of ICT in critical areas of governance and regulatory reforms, and support of human rights organizations.

Prasai has worked with governmental as well as multilateral organizations on urban management, local governance, decentralization, and development programming. He previously served as a programming advisor to the National Planning Commission of Nepal, and as a district development advisor to the United Nations Development Program in Nepal.

Sagar Prasai has authored working papers for the Mid-America Earthquake Center on post-disaster development planning and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation on decentralization. He has provided consulting services to various international organizations operating in Nepal, including the U.K. Department for International Development and the World Bank.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Nagpur University; master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii; and doctor of philosophy degree in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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