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Navin Subedi

Navin Subedi is an experienced programme manager with core competence in the monitoring and evaluation of the programmes designed to reduce poverty. His more than fifteen years’ of experience in the development sector spans management of multi-thematic and multi-donors’ projects (including complex grants) at local and national levels, designing and implementation of M&E frameworks for local NGOs to large and complex grants and developing innovative programme interventions.

Navin’s career in the development started in 2003 with a national level NGO that is reputed for designing interventions for market-based bio-diversity conservation. He joined ActionAid Nepal as a policy analyst in 2006 and progressively moved onto management of regional programmes in 2009 and management of entire donors funded project portfolios in 2011.

Navin has a proven track record of local, regional and national programme management which included a stronger focus on monitoring and evaluation of multi-sectoral and multi-donor funded projects. He has an interest in mixed-methods approaches to provide robust evidence to policy makers and project managers to adapt to the changing realities and the needs of the beneficiaries –  a challenge which he used to confront as a programme manager.

Navin is well acquainted in both qualitative and quantitative approaches of M&E.

Navin manages third-party the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project for the third phase of the Nepal Rural Access Programme (RAP3) as Itad’s associate.

Nationality: Nepali
Languages: English, Nepali, Hindi
Country Experience:

Nepal, Pakistan


1999 - 2001
Master of Business Administration
Kathmandu University, Nepal
1994 - 1997
Bachelors of Humanities and Social Science
Tribhuvan University, Nepal


2014 - Ongoing
Independent Consultant
Itad Ltd

2016 - Ongoing
WaterAid Nepal

2016 - Ongoing
Management Advisor
Chhimike Micro Finance Bank Ltd

2013 - 2014
Monitoring Evaluation and Governance Consultant
Independent M&E supports to The Asia Foundation, Program for Accountability in Nepal (World Bank)/Institute for Governance and Development, Practical Action South Asia, CARE Nepal, various private consultancies and national NGOs based in Nepal.

2011 - 2013
Partnership Project Manager
ActionAid Nepal
Senior management position for overall management of institutional donor funded programs. The responsibilities included: (i) single point contact for all donor funded projects (6 projects with combined annual budget over 2 million euro); (ii) strategic communication and networking with donors, government agencies and national level stakeholders; (iii) line management of project coordinators (6 projects and 15 national and expatriate staff); and (iv) quality assurance of final deliverables to the donors.
Peer Reviewer
ActionAid Pakistan
Member of ActionAid International’s peer review team to review existing engagements and suggest programming on food, water and DRR for ActionAid Pakistan for the five years’ period (2013-2017).
Coordinator, Country Strategy Paper IV Development Team
ActionAid Nepal
Corporate responsibility to develop Country Strategy Plan (2012-2017) for AAN that inclided: (i)designing road map for the process in consultation with the SMT and Asia Regional Office; (ii) and facilitatitation of the reviews and future scoping for the new strategy.
2009 - 2011
Team Leader
ActionAid Nepal (Western Regional Office)
Senior management position to provide leadership to entire program and partnership in mid and far west Nepal. This included: (i) management of the regional program team (23 staff including 4 expats in 5 teams) and budget management (euro 1.6 million); (ii) monitoring and backstopping of the partners (38 local partners in 11 districts); and (iii) support the fundraising team to develop new programs (successfully developed projects in the area of local governance, quality education and freed Kamaiyas housing from multiple donors).
2009 - 2013
Coordinator, Internal Audit Committee
ActionAid Nepal
Corporate responsibility to coordinate Internal Audit functions (with Internal Auditor as Member Secretary of the committee). The role included:(i) assessment of annual risk matrix; (ii) review of internal control systems within partners and country programme; (iii) forward the findings to the Senior Management Team review; and (iv) approval of the annual plan of the internal audit function.
2006 - 2008
Senior Theme Leader, Globalization & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
ActionAid Nepal

2003 - 2006
Business Services Officer
Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bio-Resources, Kathmandu
A mid level position in a Kathmandu based NGO to implement Market Information System program for high value crops in Nepal. Achievements included i) data collection and management systems from 23 market points for 48 crops, ii) and developed 6 issues of monthly e-newsletter, "Non Timber Forest Products News Bulletin" in English.
2002 - 2003
Research and Analysis Manager
Himalmedia Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu

2001 - 2002
Senior Research Associate
AC Nielsen Nepal

Project Experience:

2014 - On going
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Component of Nepal/Rural Access Programme 3 (DFID)
(Itad Ltd) - Team Leader
Provide necessary inputs on i) M&E framework development, ii) Value for Money (VfM) reporting, iv) independent verification of the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs), v) liaison with national and international experts to design and deliver consultancy inputs, vi) M&E capacity building of Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR) and vii) representation of the program to DFID, national and local governments.
2016 - On going
Digital Mahila: Digital Women Channel Partners For Gender Inclusive Micro Finance Services
(Chhimike Micro Finance Bank Ltd) - Strategic Management Advisor
Intermittent inputs on project's management team on programme management, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes and documentation of the learnings to the innovative branchless banking funded by DFID and DANIDA, through Louis Berger and UNCDF in the western and eastern region of Nepal respectively.
Development of training manuals and learning aids on Budget Literacy and Gender Accountable and Inclusive Budget
(Programme for Accountability in Nepal (WB), Institute for Governance and Development) - Budget Expert
Developed manuals targeted at local level governance facilitators and pre-testing of the manuals.
2013 - 2014
Ex-post Evaluation of EU funded Food Security Project and Urban Water and Sanitation Project
(Practical Action South Asia) - Team Leader
Designed methodology, data collection tools and finalised the report for two EC-funded projects implemented by Practical Action South Asia in Nepal.
Baseline Study of Supporting Education of Marginalized Girls in Kailali (STEM)
(DFID/GEF (Mercy Corps/RIDA Inc.)) - M&E Expert
Developed methodology for qualitative data collection tools, analysis of the findings and drafting of the relevant chapters.
Baseline Study of Supporting Peace Building in Kailali
(Nepal Peace Trust/GiZ and Forum for Awareness and Youth Activities (FAYA)) - Team Leader
Designed methodology, data collection tools and finalised the report.
Mid-term assessment of Food Security Status of Kailali District
(Danish Church Aid and Forum for Awareness and Youth Activities (FAYA) - Team Leader
Designed methodology, data collection tools and finalised the report.
Final Evaluation of the Youth Development Programme
(AWO/BMZ and SAHAMATI) - Team Leader
Designed methodology, data collection tools and finalised the report.
2009 - 2013
Senior Management Team member
(ActionAid Nepal (AAN)) - Senior Management Team Member
Directed a portfolio of projects in ActionAid Nepal (AAN) as a senior management team member from 2009 to 2013 as follows:

2009 – 2013
Education Rights – IrishAid/ActionAid Ireland
The programme reached out to 45 schools in 2 districts to improve quality of education at the primary level (annual budget of euro 0.2 million).

Quality Education in Kailali – Qatar Foundation/ActionAid
The programme was implemented for three years and aimed to reach out to 20,000 students in 75 public schools (5 team members and annual programme budget of USD 0.5 million).

Building Local Democracy funded by DANIDA
Implemented in 8 districts by AAN NGOs in mid and far west Nepal (7 team members and annual programme budget of euro 1 million).

Building Disaster Resilient Pokhara City
Implemented by AAN as a consortium manager with Practical Action Nepal (6 team members and annual programme budget of euro 1 million).

Promoting Women’s Rights in Nepal
Implemented in 2 districts by AAN. (2 team members and annual programme budget of euro 0.2 million).

2012- 2013
Quality Education for Deaf Children funded by Action Aid Spain and implemented by AAN in mid and far west Nepal.

Global Platform for Youth Empowerment funded by ActionAid Denmark and implemented by AAN at the national level.


  • Reading on Development and Governance (XVI) (2013)
    Kathmandu: Institute for Development and Governance
    Rijal, M. & Subedi, N. (Eds.)

  • Reading on Development and Governance (XVII) (2014)
    Kathmandu: Institute for Development and Governance
    Rijal, M. & Subedi, N. (Eds.)