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Nepal - South Asia
Languages English, Nepali
Meena Acharya is an economist – researcher, consultant and author. She is presently General Secretary of Tanka Prasad Acharya Memorial Foundation.
She obtained a PhD in Development Studies from The University of Wisconsin, an MS in Economic Cybernetics from Moscow State University and a BA Honours in Economics from Delhi University. She has worked for many years in Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank) as Chief Economic Advisor and Chief Manager of the Development Finance Department (1966-1990) and for the World Bank from 1980-82. From 1990 to 1994 she headed the Institute for Integrated Development Studies. She has consulted for many U.N. organizations including UNIFEM, UNDP and FAO, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Her research focuses on poverty, gender, macro economy, political structures and policies for equitable development. She has written many books and articles on Nepalese economy and gender, in both English and Nepalese. She has worked on Engendering the Tenth Plan of Nepal and the Population Census of 2001, and Gender Auditing the Budgetary Process in Nepal.
Fulbright awardee under its Century Scholar Program, 2004/5
Tanka Prasad, FES, UNIFEM, World Bank, IIDS, Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies
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