Deepak Adhikary

Senior Fellow


Deepak has over 35 years of operational and management experience working with international development agencies, governments, private sector entities, and grassroots organizations. He is currently focusing on leveraging private sector participation and investment to design and implement financially sustainable and outcome-based programs. Deepak has worked/is working with the World Bank Group, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO), Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) and Swiss contact; and has taught sustainability of technical assistance, value chain analysis, investment climate, entrepreneurship development, monitoring, and evaluation methods at various universities as Guest Faculty.

Deepak has substantial country experience in Africa (Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ghana, The Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Seychelles, Lesotho, and Namibia), Asia/Middle East, North Africa (Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, North East India, Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Palestine Territories, Jordan, Egypt), and Latin America (Brazil, Peru, Argentina) on Market Systems Development/Value Chains, SME, Entrepreneurship and Investment Reform. In addition, Deepak has specific sector experience in Textile/Garments, Agribusiness, Tourism, Light Manufacturing; and thematic experience in Business Climate Reforms, Gender, Green Recovery, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Strategies, Social Inclusion, and Learning Design/Facilitation.