Nimesh Dhungana is a PhD candidate at the Department of Methodology, the London School of Economics. His PhD research examines the politics of social accountability in Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery. For his PhD, he has used qualitative research, comprising in-depth interviews and ethnography, to examine the mechanisms and conditions under which disaster-hit communities participate in the politics of social accountability. As an interdisciplinary development researcher, his research interests span areas of accountability politics in the global south, interplay of disaster and development, rights-based development/humanitarianism, community mobilisation, health governance. Prior to starting his PhD, Nimesh was working as Research Manager at the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS) based at the American University in Washington DC. At CHRS, he contributed to and managed several mixed-methods, multi-sited, research projects that focused on the topics of structural interventions in health, Global Health, and health and development. One of them was a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded mixed-methods study (Professor Kim Blankenship, Principal Investigator) that examines the processes and impacts of community mobilisation intervention among female sex workers in southern-India. He holds an MA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, USA and B.Com (Honours) from University of Delhi, India. Nimesh's research focuses on south-Asia, especially Nepal where is he originally from.