Dr. Harihar Acharya

Dr. Harihar Acharya is an international development professional with over 35 years of experience in development policy, program implementation, research, and training. His main areas of contribution are community forestry, farmer managed irrigation, microfinance, micro-enterprises, cooperatives, self-help, human values based development, gender equity and social inclusion, participatory methods, and project management.

Dr. Acharya has rendered his professional services in Nepal, Cambodia, Maldives, Pakistan and the United States of America. He has worked with a diverse range of institutions including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, GIZ, Swiss Agency for Technical Assistance, WHO, UNDP, FAO, ILO, Kathmandu University, Tribhuvan University, and Cornell University, as well as with government agencies, national and international NGOs, and the private sector. He has conducted numerous research projects on a range of development issues in Nepal.

He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at the Centre for Microfinance (CMF) Nepal, a private not-for-profit company that strengthens the service delivery capability of microfinance institutions through networking, research, training, exposure visits, hands-on support and advocacy.