Rachana Shrestha

Public Management Specialist
Profile / Bio: 

Rachana Shrestha is a Public Management Specialist in ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and is responsible for multi-level governance pillar, which constitutes decentralization, public service delivery, public financial management, localizing SDGs, and policy and institutional reforms at subnational and local government levels. She provides policy advisory, technical, and knowledge support in these areas for project and program development and management in ADB’s developing member countries. Ms. Shrestha also worked in ADB’s Nepal Resident Mission where she managed programs and projects in these areas. She co-authored a global award-winning case study on local governance reforms in Nepal. Prior to joining ADB, she worked for Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), International Labor Organization, and Voluntary Service Overseas, an international development organization in Nepal.

She has a master’s degree in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA (a Fulbright scholar), with majors in public policy and applied economics, and a master’s degree in Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. She also completed a post-graduate level course on Development Management from Open University, UK. 


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Instituting e-Government Procurement in Nepal 01 June 2016 Cases Governance and Public Sector Management, ICT