Social Science Baha

Our Team

Jeevan Baniya

Assistant Director

Jeevan Baniya has an MA from GSIS Ajou University, South Korea, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo, Norway. 

He has been serving as a faculty member at Tribhuvan University where he teaches masters and PhD degree courses and supervises students in dissertation work. 

He served as an expert in a Task Force on Migration, formed by the Ministry for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Government of Nepal. He also provided technical support as a Social Inclusion and Grievance Advisor to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Government of Nepal. As a member of the International Advisory Board for the ILO’s project “From Research to Action: Using knowledge to accelerate progress in the elimination of child labor and force labor” (R2A) and The Project “Measurement, awareness-raising, and policy engagement” (MAP16), he has provided technical and strategic advice, guidance on child labor and forced labor research as well as for and wider policy dialogue. He has also supported the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Nepal, as an expert member.

His academic interest include public policies, democracy and development, state-society relations, labour and migration, disasters, gender and social inclusion (GESI) etc. 


Journal Article

Philippe Le BillonManoj SujiJeevan BaniyaBina LimbuDinesh PaudelKatharine RankinNabin RawalSara Shneiderman 2020. Disaster Financialization: Earthquakes, Cashflows and Shifting Household Economies in Nepal. Development and Change. 25 June DOI:10.1111/dech.12603.

Liberal Democracy, Governance and Civil Society in Nepal, PEAR, Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea, Spring, 2009.

Book/Book Chapters

Civil society, social movements and democratization: A case study of Nepal, Faculty of Social Science University of Oslo Norway, 2014, ISSN 1504-3991, PhD Thesis

Living in Limbo: Tibetan and Bhitanese Refugees in Nepal (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report: Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless 2019. The South Asia Collective. ISBN: 978 9937 072489. P. 65-90. 2020.

A Country of Minorities (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016: Mapping the Terrain, South Asia Collective, BFC: An Imprint of Action Enterprise, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-926907-3-5. P. 229-270.

The Journey of Civil Society on the Road of Social Movements in Nepal, in Cho Hee-Yeon, Andrew Aeria and Song-Woo Hur (eds.), From Unity to Multiplicities: social movement transformation and democratization in Asia. SIRD Malaysia, 2012.

Disaster, Deceptions, Dislocations: Reflections from an Integrated Settlement Project in Nepal in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), (Co-author forthcoming). Cambridge University Press.

Humanitarian Responses of I/NGOs in Nepal’s Post 2015 Gorkha Earthquake: Empirical Evidence from Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and southern Lalitpur in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), (Co-author forthcoming). Cambridge University Press.

Expertise, Labour and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Law, Construction and Finance as Domains of Social Transformation in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), (Co-author forthcoming). Cambridge University Press. 

Selected Research Papers

Children in Emergencies: Situation Analysis and Policy Review (Co-Author, Research Paper). Social Science Baha and Save the Children, Kathmandu. 2020.

Reconstructing Nepal: Bhaktapur – Heritage and Urban Reconstruction (Co-author, Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. 2020.

Nepal Labour Migration Report 2020 (Contributing Member). Government of Nepal, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security.  

Advancing Workers’ Rights under SDGs: Policy and Situational Analysis of Decent Work in Nepal (Co-Author, Research Paper IX). Solidarity Centre and CESLAM. ISBN: 978993793491 6. 2019.

Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction Research: A Scoping Study (co-author). IMC Worldwide/DAI. 2019.

Reconstructing Nepal: Post Earthquake Experiences from Bhaktapur, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk (Co-author, Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. ISBN: 9789937891592.

Returning Home: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Migrant Workers in the Nepali Labour Market (co-author, 2018). UN Women.

Gender and Nepal’s Transition from War (co-author). Conciliation Resources, London, 2017.

Labour Migration and Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact. Socio-Political Impact (co-author). CESLAM/The Asia Foundation, 2017.

Migration of Health Workers from Nepal (co-author). ILO, 2017.

Torture and Ill-Treatment: Perceptions, Experience and Justice-seeking in Kathmandu’s Squatter Communities (co-author). Dignity, the Danish Institute Against Torture, Social Science Baha and University of Edinburgh, 2016. 

Disaster, Disabilities & Differences: A Study of Challenges Faced by the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Post-earthquake Nepal (co-author). Social Science Baha/UNDP, 2016. 

Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal’s Earthquake (co-author). CESLAM, 2015.