Harisharan Luintel worked over 15 years in research, policy analysis, teaching and capacity building in the field of natural resource management, forestry, climate change and environmental sustainability. His research includes elucidating ecological, socio-economic and institutional implications of national and international environmental and developmental policies and programs. Some of his notable researches include the evaluations of performance of donor-funded forestry and livelihood programs, and impact of community-based natural resource management. More recently, he has been focusing his research on performance and impact evaluations of environmental and developmental policies, programs and projects, primarily by taking inter-disciplinary approaches, and using mixed methods. He has authored/co-authored and published a number of peer-reviewed articles, research reports, book chapters, policy briefs and discussion papers in the field of his engagement, and has also been serving as one of the editors of the Journal of Forest and Livelihood. He received his PhD in the Earth, Environment and Society from the Portland State University, Master’s Degree from Indian Institute of Forest Management, and B.Sc. Forestry Degree from the Tribhuwan University, Nepal.