Anukram Adhikary

Anukram Adhikary

Research Fellow

Anukram Adhikary is associated with ForestAction as a Researcher and one of the Managing Editors of the Journal of Forest and Livelihood. He has a Master’s degree in Economics, Environment and Policy from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands.

Mr. Adhikary’s areas of research include analyses of the prospects of community forest enterprises in the context of forest tenure rights devolution in Nepal, and policies and measures addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and barriers to improved forest management pertaining to REDD+ in the Nepalese context. As an environmental economist, he is interested in research, analysis and tools needed to ensure effective and cost-efficient reduction of environment degradation with equitable impacts and co-benefits. Additionally, he is also keen in carrying out evaluations of policy strategies for reducing vulnerabilities and risks arising from climate change and other forms of environmental degradation.

Gnych, S., Lawry, S., Monterroso, I., Adhikary, A. and McLain, R. 2019. A guide to investing in collectively held resources. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia.

Karki, R., Paudel, N.S., Adhikary, A., and Manandhar, S. 2018.Comparing and Contrasting National REDD+ Strategies in the Hindukush Himalayan Region: Implications for REDD+ Implementation. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 17 (1): 111-126.

Paudel, N. S., Bhusal, P., Thompson, P., Sultana, P., Adhikary, A. and Bhandari, K. 2018. Transforming Forest Conflicts: Learning from North-South Conflicts over Community Forests in Terai Region of Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 16 (1): 1-14

Bhusal, P., Paudel, N.S., Adhikary, A., Karki, J. and Bhandari, K. 2018. Halting Forest Encroachment in Terai: What Role for Community Forestry? Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 16 (1): 15-34

Paudel N.S., Adhikary A., Mbairamadji J. & Nguyen, T.Q. 2018. Small-scale forest enterprise development in Nepal: overview, issues and challenges. Rome, FAO. 84 pp. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

Gnych, S., Lawry, S., Monterroso, I. and Adhikary, A. 2018. Common benefits: How community tenure is facilitating investment in the commons for inclusive growth. CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia. Conference Paper. (Paper presented at the 2018 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC, USA)

Stoian, D., Lawry, S., Monterroso, I., Adhikary, A. and Menza, G. 2018. Leveraging responsible finance and public-private policy change for biodiversity and sustainable development goals: Insights from Guatemala, Nepal and Ghana (Paper accepted for publication in the Special Issue of the Journal Ecosystem Services entitled “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Finance Solutions: Investing in Nature toward Sustainable Development”)

Karki, R., Shrestha, K.K., Ojha, H., Paudel, N., Khatri, D.B., Nuberg, I., Adhikary, A. 2018. From Forests to Food Security: Pathways in Nepal’s Community Forestry. Small-scale Forestry.

Adhikary, A., Ojha, H., Paudel, N., Paudel, G., Shrestha, K.K., and Nuberg, I. 2017. Linking community forestry planning with local development planning for improved livelihoods and food security. Discussion Paper. ForestAction Nepal.

Adhikary, A., Ojha, H., Paudel, N., Paudel, G., Shrestha, K.K., and Nuberg, I. 2017. Community forestry and local level planning for food security and livelihoods. Policy Brief. ForestAction Nepal.

Sharma, B., Lawry, S., Paudel, N.S., Adhikary, A., and Banjade, M.R. 2017. Has devolution of forest rights in Nepal enabled investment in locally controlled forest enterprises? CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia (Paper presented at the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, Washington DC, USA; currently under review for publication in the Journal of Small-scale Forestry)

Adhikary, A., Dangal, S., Paudel, N.S. and Karki, R. 2016. Analysis of Policies and Measures (PAMs) in addressing drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and barriers to improved forest management. ForestAction Nepal, UN-REDD Bangkok, REDD-IC Government of Nepal and UNDP.

Adhikary, A., Banjade, M.R., and Paudel, N.S. 2016. Securing tenure rights for forest dependent communities: A global comparative study of design and implementation of tenure reform: A Scoping report. ForestAction Nepal and CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia.

Karki, R., Manandhar, S., Paudel, N.S., Adhikary, A. and Roy, R. 2016. Grassroots issues and concerns regarding REDD+ in Nepal. ForestAction Nepal, RECOFTC and Norad.

Manandhar, S., Adhikary, A., Paudel, N.S. and Roy, R. 2016. Lessons from “Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+” in Nepal. ForestAction Nepal, RECOFTC and Norad.

Sedhain, J. and Adhikary, A. 2016. Human-Rhino Conflict: Local People’s Adaptation to Impacts of Rhino. Journal of Forest and Livelihood 14 (1). ForestAction Nepal.