Received Sylff fellowship in 2017 at Oregon State University.
Academic supervisor: Dr. Denise Lach
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
MA and PhD in Public Policy (Environmental Policy, International Policy) from Oregon State University
Stuty has an academic background in Economics and Public Policy. She has about a decade of experience in for profit businesses as well as in non-profit organizations. She has hands-on experience in program management, value chain development, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing. Her research interest lies broadly in issues related to environmental governance and international development.
Stuty examined a forestry program in Nepal as an illustrative case to understand the opportunities and challenges in state-initiated policy level collaborations. By analyzing stakeholder perceptions, the study explained the reasons for the program’s early termination despite a substantial financial commitment from donors and adherence to the key international development agendas. The research contributed to understanding the constraints of an increasingly popular trend in natural resource management, that of collaborative governance to improve resource governance.