Biswash Gauchan is the Executive Director and Director of the Center for Economic Policy in IIDS. He served in UNDP both in Nepal and Africa for 10 years in different capacities and went on to become a Chief Executive Officer of a Commercial Bank in South Sudan where he served for two years. During his tenure in UNDP Nepal, he championed the cause and implementation of national execution based on whose success he was called upon by UNDP Mongolia and UNDP Pakistan to assist them on its implementation in those two countries. He is the founder chairman of Shangri-la Development Bank and co-founder of Quest International College and Omega International School. He writes extensively on economic policy and geo-strategic issues relating to Nepal and South Asia. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and holds PhD degree in Economics from Lovely Professional University, India. His PhD thesis is on monetary integration in South Asia.