Bandita Sijapati is Research Director at the Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility (CESLAM) at the Social Science Baha in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr. Sijapati has served with the World Bank, United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Her main fields of expertise are labor governance, migration, political transitions, and development. She has published a number of works on a range of topics, including transnationalism, labor markets, gender and inclusion, migration governance, democratization, poverty and conflict.
She received her PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and has a master’s degree from Columbia University, New York, and a bachelor’s from Macalester College, Minnesota.