Manorama Adhikari has worked in the development sector for more than two decades including with private sector research organizations, NGOs, the United Nations, and multilateral financial institutions like the Asian Development Bank.
Her experience centers on project management, organizational development, monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL), knowledge management, and capacity building.
Manorama has designed, managed, and coordinated more than two hundred evaluations, assessments, research, and sector studies relying on quantitative and qualitative data, large scale surveys, opinion pools, and market studies. She has provided extensive technical support to a diverse range of organizations in developing MEL frameworks, Theories of Change, Logframe, and evidence-based decision making. She has significant experience in knowledge transfer and organizational development, having planned, led, and conducted trainings, capacity building events, and learning workshops.
She has supported and promoted continuous learning through cross-fertilization of learning across various thematic areas and among different organizations.
Manorama has an MBA from Kathmandu University, a Masters in Sociology from Tribhuwan University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in research methods and skills as well as an MPhil from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. She is currently pursuing her PhD studies with the Maastricht School remotely while working with ICF where she is currently the Knowledge Transfer and MEL Expert for the DFID-funded Nepal Urban Resilience Programme.