Smita Gyawali
Senior Project Officer (Education), Nepal Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

Smita Gyawali has been with the Nepal Resident Mission since 2006. She is deeply involved in overall policy reforms and implementation to improve the educational system in the country. She is passionate about women issues, particularly on economic empowerment. She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Political Economics and Philosophy from Wheeling Jesuit University in the United States.


Nepal took a whole-of-government approach in developing an effective and efficient system of expenditure reporting by local governments.