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Jeevan Baniya

Assistant Director

Jeevan Baniya has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo, Norway, and an MA from Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) Ajou University, South Korea. He has been serving as a faculty member at Tribhuvan University where he teaches master’s and PhD degree courses and supervises students in dissertation work. He has provided advisory and technical support to the Ministry for Labour, Employment and Social Security, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Government of Nepal; the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Nepal; the ILO (Geneva, Nepal and Kenya); Centre for Policy Research, the United Nations University, trade unions and CSOs. His academic interests include public policy, labour and migration, democracy and development, state-society relations, governance, disaster, and gender and social inclusion (GESI), among others.

Publications


Journal

  • Amina Maharjan, Sagar Adhikari, Rida Ahmad, Usman Ahmad, Zulfiqar Ali, Sugat Bajracharya, Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Amit Gautam, Elisabeth Gilmore, Hein Min Ko, Nilar Myat, Theingi Myint, Parth Sarathi Mahapatra, Chandni Singh and Arabinda Mishra 2022. Air pollution exposure and its impacts on everyday life and livelihoods of vulnerable urban populations in South Asia, Environment Research Communications. Vol 4.
  • Sara B. Shneiderman, Bina K. Limbu, Jeevan Baniya, Manoj Suji, Nabin Rawal, Prakash C. Subedi, Cameron David Warner (Accepted 2022). House, Household, and Home: Revisiting Social Science and Policy Frameworks through Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Experiences in Nepal, Current Anthropology.
  • Philippe Le Billon, Manoj Suji, Jeevan Baniya, Bina Limbu, Dinesh Paudel, Katherine Rankin, Nabin Rawal, Sara Shneiderman 2020. Disaster Financialization: Earthquakes, Cashflows and Shifting Household Economies in Nepal. Development and Change. Pages: 939-969.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Vibhav Pradhan, Binay Jung Thapa 2020. Visibilitiy of Insible: Covid 19 and Nepal-India Migration, Tribhuvan University Journal, COVID-19 Special Issue, Vol. 34, pg. 101-114.
  • Binay Jung Thapa, Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai and Vibhav Pradhan, 2020. Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Nepali Migrant Returnees amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. Special Edition: COVID-19 Life Beyond, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pg. 19-36.
  • Gaurav Bhattarai and Jeevan Baniya, 2020.Nepali Migrant Workers amid Covid- 109 in Major Destination Countries: A Human Security Approach, Tribhuvan University Journal, COVID-19 Special Issue, Vol. 34, pg. 123-146.
  • Jeevan Baniya, 2009. Liberal Democracy, Governance and Civil Society in Nepal, PEAR, Yonsei Journal of International Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea, Spring, 2009.

Peer Reviewed Book/Book Chapter

  • Amit Gautam and Jeevan Baniya (Forthcoming). Experiences and Livelihood Situations of Rohingya Refugees in Nepal, in Park Jeong-seok, Kyunghak Kim (eds.), ‘Democracy and Human Rights in South Asia’.
  • Sadikshya Bhattarai and Jeevan Baniya. Impact of COVID-19 on Nepal’s labour migration. in Stanley D. Brunn and Donna Gilbreath (Eds) COVID-19 and an Emerging World of Ad Hoc Geographies, 2022. Springer.
  • Amit Gautam and Jeevan Baniya. Interest Groups, Patronage Politics and Democratic Governance in Nepal, in Bhatta (eds.), Rooting Nepal’s Democratic Spirit ,2022. Friedrich-Elbert-Stiftung Nepal. ISBN: 9789937-1-2164-4. p. 7-106.
  • Madhusudan Subedi, Edwin van Teijlingen, Jeevan Baniya and Bandita Sijapati. Writing an Introduction and Background, in Wasti, SP., Simkhada, P., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E., Shreesh, K. (Eds.). Academic Writing and Publishing in Health and Social Sciences, 2022. Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books. ISBN: 9789937117609. p 57-67.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Yangchen Dolker Gurung, Anisha Bhattarai and Sita Nepali, Implementing Social Protection: School Scholarships as a Case Study in Deepak Thapa, Nyima Dorjee Bhotia, Binay Jung Thapa, Vibhav Pradhan, Shalini Gupta and Manesh Shrestha (eds.), Resilient Social Protection for an Inclusive Development, 2021. Himal Books. ISBN: 978 9937111386, p. 230-248.
  • Pradhan, U., Deepak Thapa, Jeevan Baniya, Yangchen Gurung and Indrajit Roy. The Politics of Infrastructural Power and Implementation of the Scholarship Programme, in Thomas Lavers (Ed.) The Politics of Distributing Social Transfers: State Capacities and Political Contestation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, 2022. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Disaster, Deceptions, Dislocations: Reflections from an Integrated Settlement Project in Nepal in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Epicentre To Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, 2021 Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781108991636 (e-book), 9781108834056 (hardback), P. 110-134.
  • Amrita Gurung and Jeevan Baniya, Humanitarian Responses of I/NGOs in Nepal’s Post 2015 Gorkha Earthquake: Empirical Evidence from Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Southern Lalitpur in in Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, Stefanie Lotter (eds.), Epicentre To Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, 2021. Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781108991636 (e-book), 9781108834056 (hardback) P. 135-150.
  • Sara Shneiderman, Dan Hirslund, Jeevan Baniya, Philippe Le Billon, Bina Limbu, Bishnu Pandey, Katharine Rankin, Nabin Rawal, Prakash Chandra Subedi, Manoj Suji, Deepak Thapa, and Cameron Warner, 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.), Epicentre To Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, 2021., Cambridge University Press. ISBN:9781108991636 (e-book), 9781108834056 (hardback), P. 49-86.
  • Ritika Singh, Shambhawi Paudel, Sudeshna Thapa & Jeevan Baniya, Civic Space in Nepal (co-author), in South Asia State of Minorities Report: Minorities and Shrinking Civic Space, 2020. The South Asia Collective. 126-163.
  • Vibhav Pradhan, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Binay J. Thapa and Jeevan Baniya, International Migration, Foreign Employment, Migration and Remittance: Reflections on Nepali Migrants’ Rights in COVID19, in Rajesh Shrestha, Rupak Sapkota, Madhavji Shrestha (eds.), Multidisciplinary Narratives: Contribution to Nepal’s Foreign Affairs, 2020.The Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA), ISBN: 978-9937-9274-3-7. P, 84-100.
  • Sudeshna Thapa, Yangchen Dolker Gurung and Jeevan Baniya, Living in Limbo: Tibetan and Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal, in South Asia State of Minorities Report: Migrants, Refugees and the Stateless, 2019. The South Asia Collective. ISBN: 978 9937 072489. P. 65-90.
  • Sambriddhi Kharel, Deepak Thapa, Bandita Sijapati with Kalpana Jha, Manoj Suji, Tashi Tshering Ghale, Mohammad Ayub and Jeevan Baniya, 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.
  • Jeevan Baniya, 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.
  • Jeevan Baniya, 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.

Working Paper

  • Pradhan Uma, Thapa Deepak, Baniya Jeevan, Gurung Yangchen, Mahato Sanjay and Roy Indrajit, The Politics of Social Protection in Nepal: State Infrastructural Power and Implementation of the Scholarship Programme (February 23, 2021). ESID Working Paper 167 (2021). Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, The University of Manchester, ISBN: 978-1-912593-86-6.
  • Vibhav Pradhan, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Binay J. Thapa & Jeevan Baniya Protecting Nepali Migrants and their Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections and Lessons. Institute of Foreign Affair, Government of Nepal.
  • Bina Limbu, Manoj Suji, Jeevan Baniya, Prakash Chandra Subedi and Nabin Rawal. Reconstructing Nepal: Sindhupalchowk – Hybrid Construction and Financial Flows (Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. 2022.
  • Nabin Rawal, Manoj Suji, Bina Limbu, Prakash Chandra Subedi and Jeevan Baniya. Reconstructing Nepal: Dhading – Patchwork Policies and Multiple Structures (Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. 2021.
  • Manoj Suji, Bina Limbu, Nabin Rawal, Prakash Chandra Subedi and Jeevan Baniya. Reconstructing Nepal: Bhaktapur – Heritage and Urban Reconstruction (Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. 2020.
  • Bina Limbu, Manoj Suji, Prakash Chandra Subedi, Nabin Rawal and Jeevan Baniya. Reconstructing Nepal: Post Earthquake Experiences from Bhaktapur, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk (Working Paper). Social Science Baha. Kathmandu. ISBN: 9789937891592.
  • Baniya, J., Meserve, S., Pemstein, D., & Seim, B. (forthcoming). Clientalism and Public Goods Provision in Nepal: Substitutes or Complements?
  • Baniya, J., Meserve, S., Pemstein, D., & Seim, B. (forthcoming). Measuring Vote Buying in Nepali Elections.

 Selected Research Paper

  • Baillie Smith, M., Jenkins, K., Adong, C., Anguan, G., Baniya, J., Baskota, P., Boudewijn, I., Fadel, B., Gibby, P., Kamanyi, E., Mademba, S., Okech, M., and Sharma, R. (2022). Volunteering Together: Blending Knowledge and Skills for Development. Northumbria University/VSO.
  • Baillie Smith, M., Jenkins, K., Baniya, J., Baskota, P., Mademba, S., Sharma, R., Boudewijn, I., Fadel, B. & Gibby, P. (2022). Volunteering Together: Blending Knowledge and Skills for Development, VSO Nepal Case Study Report. Northumbria University/VSO.
  • Sadikshya Bhattarai, Jeevan Baniya, Dogendra Tumas 2022. Impact of COVID- 19 on Nepali Migrant Workers: A Case Study of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Malaysia. (Research Paper. Kathmandu: PNCC and CESLAM).
  • Jeevan Baniya, Prajesh Aryal, Amit Gautam 2022. Assessment of GCM Implementation in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Research Paper). Kathmandu: South Asia Regional Trade Union Council).
  • Jeevan Baniya and Sadikshya Bhattarai 2022. Analysis Report of Recruitment Reviews from Nepali Migrant Workers, (Research Paper, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions).
  • Rajita Dhungana & Jeevan Baniya Labour Migration: Nepal in Regional and Global Processes, (Research Paper XII. Kathmandu: Center for the Study of Labour and Mobility, 2022).
  • Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Binaya Jung Thapa, Vibhav Pradhan 2020. COVID-19 and Nepali Labour Migrants: Impact and Responses, (Research Paper). Kathmanadu: Center for the Study of Labour and Mobility).
  • Rameshwar Nepal, Jeevan Baniya and Kamal Kshetri 2020. Rights of Nepali Migrant Workers in the Clutches of the COVID-19 Pandemic’ (Research Report). (National Human Rights Commission, Nepal 2020).
  • Shalini Gupta Rajita Dhungana Vibhav Pradhan, Jeevan Baniya Conference on Protection of Rights of the Migrant Workers, 12-14 November 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal. (Conference Report) National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Nepal.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Tracy Ghale, Nilima Rai, Amit Gautam 2020. Children in Emergencies: Situation Analysis and Policy Review (Research Paper). Social Science Baha and Save the Chidren, Kathmandu. 2020.
  • Jeevan Baniya and Amit Gautam, 2022 (Updated). Nepal Earthquake 2015 and Its Aftermath (Bibliography). Social Science Baha and SOAS, University of London.
  • Nepal Labour Migration Report 2020 (Contributing Member). Government of Nepal, MoLESS.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Sunita Basnet, Himalaya Kharel, Rajita Dhungana 2019. Advancing Workers’ Rights under SDGs: Policy and Situational Analysis of Decent Work in Nepal (Research Paper IX). Solidarity Centre and CESLAM. ISBN: 978993793491 6. 2019.
  • Lena Michaels, Jeevan Baniya, Nadeem Ahmed 2019. Nepal Earthquake Reconstruction Research: A Scoping Study. IMC Worldwide/DAI. 2019.
  • Bandita Sijapati, Ang Sanu Lama, Jeevan Baniya, Pawan Sen, Sambriddhi Kharel, Suvekshya Gautam, Mohd Ayub, Rajita Dhungana, Anisha Bhattarai, Nilima Rai, Manoj Suji, Swarna Jha, and Kishor Bikram Shah 2018. Returning Home: Challenges and Opportunities for Women Migrant Workers in the Nepali Labour Market. UN Women.
  • Jeevan Baniya, Sambriddhi Kharel, Deepak Thapa, Alexander Ramsbotham 2017. Gender and Nepal’s Transition from War. Conciliation Resources, London, 2017.
  • Bandita Sijapati, Ang Sanu Lama, Jeevan Baniya, Jacob Rinck, Kalpana Jha, Amrita Gurung 2017. Labour Migration and Remittance Economy: The Socio-Political Impact. Socio-Political Impact (co-author). CESLAM/The Asia Foundation/USAID, 2017.
  • Sambridhi Kharel, Jeevan Baniya, Nanda Kaji Budhathoki 2017. Impact of the Earthquake: Access of Dalits to Recovery and the Reconstruction (co-author). Feminist Dalit Organization, 2017.
  • Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Neha Choudhary 2017. Migration of Health Workers from Nepal. Kathmandu: ILO, 2017, ISBN: 9789221291060.
  • Bandita Sijapati, Neha Choudhary and Jeevan Baniya Public Migration of Health Workers from Nepal. Conference Proceedings. Himal Books. ISBN: 9789937597487.
  • Jeevan Sharma, Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Anish Bhandari, Dinesh Pathak, Ashim Bhattarai, Steffen Jensen, Toby Kelly 2016. Torture and Ill-Treatment: Perceptions, Experience and Justice-seeking in Kathmandu’s Squatter Communities. Dignity, the Danish Institute Against Torture, Social Science Baha and University of Edinburgh.
  • Austin Lord, Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Obindra Chand, Tracey Ghale 2016. Disaster, Disabilities & Differences: A Study of Challenges Faced by the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Post-earthquake Nepal. Social Science Baha/UNDP.
  • Bandita Sijapati, Jeevan Baniya, Anish Bhandari, Ashim Bhattarai, Sambriddhi Kharel, Amrita Limbu, Dinesh Pathak, Nabin Rawal, Prakriti Thami 2015. Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal’s Earthquake (co-author). CESLAM.

Policy Briefs and Policy Guide

  • Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction Construction, Finance, and Law as Domains of Social Transformation (Co-authored). Policy Brief 3#: Heritage. July 2022
  • Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction Construction, Finance, and Law as Domains of Social Transformation (Co-authored). Policy Brief 3#: Construction. July 2022
  • Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction Construction, Finance, and Law as Domains of Social Transformation (Co-authored). Policy Brief 1#: Law. April 2021.
  • Expertise, Labour, and Mobility in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster Reconstruction Construction, Finance, and Law as Domains of Social Transformation (Co-authored). Policy Brief 2#: Finance. April 2021.
  • Delta 8.7 Policy Guides (2021). United University.
  • Status of GCM Implementation in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. Brief. May 2022.