I worked in community development organizations and research institutes over 20 years. My research expertise includes social survey, data analysis including an advanced statistical analysis and report writing. I can work with multivariate statistical modelling and run various statistical software.
- Location: Canterbury
- Qualifications: All Researchers, Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree, PhD or Doctorate
- Ethnic Groups: Other
- Area of Expertise: Poverty & Wealth, Asian, Community Development, Environment, Health & Wellbeing, ICT Information & Communication Technology, Income, Poverty & Wealth, I offer Research & Evaluation Mentoring, Social Services
- Mobile: 0223125604
- Key Publications:
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND POLICY REPORTS
Articles in peer review journals
B. Dhakal. 2016. Can we get better information by any alternative to conventional statistical approaches for analyzing land allocation decision problems: a case study on lowland rice crop varieties. Land Use Policy. 54. 522–533.
B. Dhakal and J. Scanlon. 2015. Assessment of robust functional forms of crop yield loss models of invasive plant species for decision support tools and bioeconomic simulation studies. Agricultural Systems. 138, 100–115. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.04.001
B. Dhakal. 2014. The Local Environmental, Economic and Social Tragedies of Managing Community Forests for Global Environment Conservation: A Critical Evaluation. The Open Journal of Forestry. 4(1):58-69
B. Dhakal, H. Bigsby & R. Cullen. 2012 Socioeconomic impacts of public forest policies on heterogeneous agricultural households. Environmental and Resource Economics. 53:73–95
B. Dhakal, R. Yao, J. Turner, & T. Barnard. 2012. Users’ preference and willingness to pay for enhancement of recreational features of a production forest. Forest Policy and Economics. 17: 34-44.
B. Dhakal, H. Bigsby & R. Cullen 2011. Forests for food security and livelihood sustainability: Policy problems and opportunities for small farmers in Nepal. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 35(1):86-115.
J. Turner, B. Dhakal, R. Yao, T. Barnard & C. Maunder. 2011. Users’ Willingness to Pay for Non-timber Values from Planted Forests: Recreation in Whakarewarewa Forest. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 55(4):24-31
W. Kaye-Blake, G. W. Bourdôt & B. Dhakal. 2010. Valuing Potential Benefits of Research into the Biological Control of Californian Thistle (Cirsium arvense): A Bioeconomic Model. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 4(1): 26-40
B. Dhakal & B. Bhatta. 2009. An Institutional Model to Explain Utilization Problems of Community Forest Products. International Journal of Social Forestry, 2(2):23-48
B. Dhakal 2009. Carbon Liability, Market Price Risk and Social Impacts of Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Programme. Journal of Forest and Livelihood. 8(1): 67-77
B. Dhakal, H. Bigsby & R. Cullen 2008. Determinants of Forestry Investment and Extent of Forestry Expansion by Smallholders in New Zealand. Review of Applied Economics. 4 (1): 65-76
B. Dhakal, H. Bigsby & R. Cullen 2007. The Link Between Community Forestry Policies, and Poverty and Unemployment in Rural Nepal. Mountain Research & Development 27 (1): 32-39.
B. Dhakal 2006. The Issues of Oppressed Groups’ Access to Collectively Managed Resources: An Empirical Analysis. Bankojanakari (Journal of Forestry) 16 (1): 25-31.
B. Dhakal, H. Bigsby & R. Cullen. 2005. Impacts of Community Forestry Development on Livestock-Based Livelihood in Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood. 4(2): 43-49.
B. Dhakal 2016. Hidden Tourism Pratima Acharya (ed). Tourist Resources and Opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and Information for Exploration. Support for Development, Auckland.
B. Dhakal and B. Yadav. 2016. Tourism in Natural Disasters and Surviving and Coping Approaches. Pratima Acharya (ed). Tourist Resources and Opportunities in Nepal: Approaches and Information for Exploration. Support for Development, Auckland.
B. Dhakal 1993. The buk method of potato farming in the high Hills of Nepal. D. Tamang, G. Gill, and G. Thapa, (ed.) Indigenous management of natural resources in Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal, Winrock International, pp: 120-125.
Selected Policy Reports And Conference Papers
B. Dhakal and J. Scanlon 2012. The Generic Biosecurity Model: A Tool for Rapid Assessment of Economic Impact of Pest Management. http://www.abin.org.au/web/communities/ biosecurity-intelligence-generation-big/ABIN_BGM_Poster.pdf. A poster presented in internal workshop of the CSIRO.
M. Davis, G. Douglas , N. Ledgard, D. Palmer, B. Dhakal , T. Paul, D. Bergin, B. Hock & I. Barton 2009. Establishing indigenous forest on erosion-prone grassland: land areas, establishment methods, costs and carbon benefits. Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry. Contract No: MAF POL 0809-11192. http://www.maf.govt.nz/climatechange/reports/
B. Dhakal, T. Adam & T. Barnard 2009. Public Access to Privately-owned Planted Forests: An Environmental Service under a Private-Public Partnership Property Rights Regime. The paper presented in conference“Property Rights and Sustainability: The evolution of property rights to meet ecological challenges" held in the University of Auckland, New Zealand from 16-18 April 2009
W. Kaye-Blake & B. Dhakal 2008. A Bioeconomic Model of Californian Thistle in New Zealand Sheep Farming. Research Report No. 302. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU), Lincoln University.
B. Dhakal & R. Neupane 2008. Conflict Transformation: Emerging socioeconomic problems associated with natural resources policies and practices in Nepal. Public Policy and Local Development Opportunities and Constraints. Edited by Pushkar K Pradhan, Doris Wastl-Walter, Steven Folmar. International Geographical Union Commission on Geography and Public Policy. NY
B. Dhakal. Management systems of agroforestry: A case study of Bhotewodar, Lamjung District. Edited by Prakash Mathema Proceeding of the Regional Seminar on Fodder Trees, Forest Fodder and Leaf Litter. (27-28 Dec 1992, Hetauda). Occasional Paper Series 1/1993. Forestry Research Division Kathmandu, Nepal
B. Dhakal. Coppicing Techniques for Improving Tree Management. In Proceedings of the Workshop to Produce an Information Kit on Regenerative Agriculture Technologies for Hill Farmers in Nepal (16-25 Apr 1992). NRRI. Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Professional Memberships:
Agrieconomic Association - Life member
Support for Development (secreatry)
- Phone: 0223125604
- Email: Bhubaneswordhakal@gmail.com