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Durham, NC 27708
Box 90237
Durham, NC 27708-0237


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Recent Courses

Dinesh Dhakal
Visiting Lecturer in the Sanford School of Public Policy


Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines (1990)


Deo Narayan Sharma Dhakal is a senior fellow at DCID and has been working in its executive education programs on Project Appraisal and Risk Management and Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government since 2001. Dhakal also works as a BPA consultant in the capacity of senior cost benefit analysis expert and expert trainer for the Economic Policy Office of USAID in Washington, D.C.

Dhakal has worked for governments, non-governmental organizations, private companies and corporations in individual countries, and for international organizations like the World Bank, USAID, African Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, United Nations Development Program and South African Development Community.  He had taught the Program on Project Investment Appraisal and Management at Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), and also teaches Economic Appraisal and Stakeholder Analysis for Investment Appraisal overseas for Queen’s University in Canada.  He has been a senior economist at Cambridge Resource International, a private international consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass.

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