She worked for TBSU over 2007–2009, and after pursuing other professional challenges, re-joined the team in October 2014.
Jane Carter is the International Programme Adviser at Helvetas Nepal and has worked for Helvetas (and its earlier part-parent organisation Intercooperation) since 1997. She has a long-standing interest in Nepal, dating back to her doctoral research in the late 1980s.
Contact: Jane.Carter(at)helvetas.org

* With input from Niraj Acharya, Helvetas Nepal, Professor Dr Devendra Chhetri (retired) and Indu Tuladhar, Independent Policy Analyst.
The authors would like to acknowledge with thanks the funding provided by UK Aid (Department for International Development, DFID) for the ReCAP study on which this article is based.