Shreya Paudel

Shreya Paudel – PhD candidate


Shreya PAUDEL is a PhD candidate within the UNICA-VICI project. She will be conducting research within the project ‘Institutions for collective action: link between size, heterogeneity, resilience’. Uncovering the patterns, strategies, and adaptations that ICAs use to sustain collective action, her research aims to address a gap in the existing literature on the internal functioning of longstanding ICAs, and the influence of heterogeneity and size.  

Shreya holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters degree (honors) in Global Development Policy from Palacky University Olomouc (Czechia), University of Clermont Auvergne (France), and University of Pavia (Italy).

Prior to this, in Nepal, Shreya’s research focused on the evolution of institutions for collective action (community forest user groups) considering Nepal’s recent transition into a federal system of governance. She is also the co-founder of a social initiative, Embrace The Cycle that advocates and facilitates better accessibility to menstrual hygiene for women in Nepal.

Involved in Projects

  • UNICA-VICI Sub-project


  • Institutions for collective action
  • Institutional and political economy analysis
  • Political anthropology

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