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Finance Minister

Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada

Finance Minister

Appointed Date : 2018-02-26

General Information

  • Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada held twice the position of the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission (equivalent to the Minister of Planning) of Nepal during 2015-16 and during 2009-2010.
  • He served as the Governor of the of Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank of Nepal) during 2010-15.
  • He served the UN System as a Senior Economist in the Regional Centre of UNDP for Asia and the Pacific (2006-2009).
  • He had served the government as a Member of the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal from 2002 to 2005.
  • He was Head of the Economic Research Department of the Nepal Rastra Bank from 1999 to 2002, a postgraduate teacher at Tribhuvan University in 1982, and intermittently a visiting faculty member at Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University from 1992 to 2001.
  • He received his Master’s degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Tribhuvan University in 1981 and 1984 respectively, and a PhD in Monetary Economics from Delhi School of Economics in 1991.
  • He has carried out a considerable amount of research and has authored and co-authored many books and articles.
  • He is honored with national awards such as the Suprabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (2001), Sukirtimaya Rastra Deep (2013) and Prasiddha Prabal Jana Sewa Shree (2016) conferred by the Right Honorable President of Nepal for his outstanding contribution to the development of Nepal in his different capacities.


Ministry of Finance, Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone No: +977-1-4211809 Fax No: +977-1-4211831