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Yurendra Basnett

Research Fellow

Portrait of Yurendra Basnett

Dr Yurendra Basnett leads ODI’s research and technical advisory work on trade and economic development policies. For the past eight years, he has been advising governments, bilateral and multilateral development agencies and civil society organisations on trade policy and negotiations, economic transformation, growth diagnostics, regional integration and labour migration. He has contributed to seminal reports on the post-2015 global development agenda, the Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs, and the Doha Development Agenda. His in-country policy advisory and capacity building experiences span the Asia-Pacific as well as the sub-Saharan Africa region (for example in Nepal, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Namibia, Uganda and South Sudan). He has an extensive and growing publication record, which include edited volumes, book chapters, reports, articles in peer reviewed journal, working papers, briefing papers and policy articles. His work has been referenced by IRIN News and Guardian, and has led to interviews with BBC, Xinhua News Agency and Al Jazeera. He holds a PhD in the political economy of development from the University of Cambridge where he studied under the supervision of Dr Ha-Joon Chang. His Masters was in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science where he was awarded the William Robson Memorial Prize.

  1. Trade facilitation: Rapid Evidence Assessment

    Research reports

  2. Exploring spaces for economic transformation in the Sustainable Development Goals

    Research reports

  3. Using hydroelectricity to power economic transformation in Nepal

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Exiting the cycle of conflict in South Sudan: diversifying trade for sustained and inclusive prosperity

    Working papers

  5. The Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs: A Monitoring and Benchmarking Exercise

    Book/book chapter

  6. Regional Integration in South Asia

    Book/book chapter

  7. Industrialization and Global Value Chain Participation: An Examination of Constraints Faced by the Private Sector in Nepal

    Working papers

  8. 10 ways the new EU trade chief can help reduce poverty in developing countries

  9. How the EU can help developing countries trade out of poverty

    Press Release

  10. 10 priorities for the EU Trade Commissioner

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Global value chains in Asia: Is everyone benefiting?

    Event

  12. Structural economic transformation in Nepal: A diagnostic study submitted to DFID Nepal

    Research reports

  13. Regional integration in South Asia: trends, challenges and prospects

    Book/book chapter

  14. WTO Bali Declaration and post-2015 agenda: connecting the dots

  15. The subtle wounds of Nepal’s remittance boom

  16. WTO Bali Declaration: what does it mean?

  17. The future of Aid for Trade at the World Trade Organization

    Event

  18. Future directions for Aid for Trade

    Research reports

  19. Namibia's Aid for Trade framework and summary

    Briefing/policy papers

  20. October podcast: poverty and disasters, development in UK politics, structural transformation