Navin Subedi


More than a decade of experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of development programmes and extensive experience with leading bi-lateral and INGOs in Nepal.


Navin Subedi


158 Bhapal Marg, KMC 13, Kathmandu, Nepal

Cell: 977-9851102961. Email: [email protected]

Navin Subedi is an experienced development professional with core competence in multi-donor and multi-sectoral programs development and management with special focus on development of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework, systems and tools. 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.



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




  • Team Leader (Consultant), Itad UK Ltd for the third party MEL of DIFD Nepal funded Nepal Rural Access program (2014 – Ongoing)

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.



  • Strategic Management Advisor, Chhimike Micro Finance Bank Ltd (2015 – ongoing)
    Intermittent inputs on programs development, programs management (including monitoring and evaluation of the programmes, documentation of the learnings) of the multi-million dollar projects funded by DFID and DANIDA, through Louis Berger and UNCDF in the western and eastern region of Nepal respectively.


  • Programme Development Consultant WaterAid Nepal (Jan 2016 – Dec 2016)


  • 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 (2013-2014).


  • Partnership Project Manager ActionAid Nepal (2011-2013)

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 (April 2012)

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).


  • Team Leader ActionAid Nepal – Western Regional Office, Nepalgunj (2009 – 2011)

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).


  • Senior Theme Leader, Globalization & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    ActionAid Nepal 2006 – 2008


  • Business Services Officer, Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bio-Resources, Kathmandu (2003 – 2006)

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.


  • Research and Analysis Manager, Himalmedia Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu (2002 – 2003)


  • Senior Research Associate, AC Nielsen Nepal 2001 – 2002



Project Experience:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Component of Nepal/Rural Access Programme 3 (DFID)
    (Itad Ltd) 2014 – On going


  • Budget Expert, 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 (Jun 2013 – Dec 2013): Development of manuals targeted at local level governance facilitators and pre-testing of the manuals.


  • Team Leader Ex Post Evaluation of EU funded Food Security Project and Urban Water and Sanitation Project/Practical Action South Asia (Sept 2013 – Dec 2013): Methodology development, training to enumerators on data collection and finalization of the evaluation report for two EC-funded projects implemented by Practical Action South Asia in Nepal.


  • Evaluation Expert, Baseline Study of Supporting Education of Marginalized Girls in Kailali (STEM)
    DFID/GEF/Mercy Corps/RIDA Inc. (Sept 2013 – Jan 2014): Development of methodology for qualitative data collection tools, analysis of the findings and drafting of the relevant chapters.


  • Team Leader, Baseline Study of Supporting Peace Building in Kailali
    (Nepal Peace Trust/GiZ and Forum for Awareness and Youth Activities (FAYA)) (Feb 2014): Methodology development, data collection tools and finalised the report.


Senior Management Team member (ActionAid Nepal (AAN) 2009 to 2013 and directed a wide range of programmes

  • Education Rights Project (2009 – 2013) funded by IrishAid through 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 (2010- 2013) funded by Qatar Foundation: 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 (2009-2013) funded by DANIDA through ActionAid Denmark
    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 (2011-2013) funded by DFID Nepal and implemented as a consortium between ActionAid Nepal and Practical Action under ActionAid Nepal’s leadership.
    (Managed 6 team members and annual programme budget of euro 1 million).


  • Promoting Women’s Rights in Nepal (2011-2013) Implemented in 2 districts by AAN with funding from ActionAid Ireland. (2 team members and annual programme budget of euro 0.2 million).



  • 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.)