Bishnu Dev Pant
Dr. Pant has a PhD in Applied Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute. He started his professional career as a Lecturer of Statistics at Min Bhawan Campus of the Tribhuwan University in Click and drag to move1976. He then joined the Agricultural Projects Services Centre in 1977, and worked there until 1984 as an Agricultural Statistician. He also served in the National Planning Commission of the Government of Nepal as Statistics Advisor for a period of about 18 months beginning mid 1984 until the end of 2005. In early 1986, Dr. Pant joined the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok as the Chief of the Statistical Information Services Section, where he worked for ten years. In early 1996, Dr. Pant moved to the Asian Development Bank, Manila and worked in various positions at the Economics and Research Department. In March 2006, he was appointed as the Director of the Development Indicators Policy Research Division of the Asian Development Bank, Manila. He retired from the ADB in July 2008. After returning to Nepal, he was offered Professorship and Directorship of the Centre for Economics and Applied Statistics at the South Asian Institute of Management, where he worked until recently. Professionally trained Applied Statistician, with over 30 years of experience at both national and international levels, Dr. Pant has an extensive management and leadership experience. He has managed statistical offices of international agencies, strategizing programs for statistically less advanced countries, undertaking evidence-based policy research, data analysis and data services. He has a number of research papers and publications to his credit covering a wide range of area in Economics and Applied Statistics.
Bishnu Dev Pant
Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS)