GOVINDA TIMILSINA is a Senior Research Economist in the Development Research Group. He has more than 15 years experience across a board range of energy and climate change economics at the international level. His key expertise includes general equilibrium and input-output modeling; project based mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol; climate change science, impacts and mitigation; GHG market; energy sector modeling and electricity economics & planning. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Timilsina was a Senior Research Director at the Canadian Energy Research Institute, Calgary, Canada where he was engaged mainly on climate change policy analysis, economic impacts assessment and electricity issues. Mr. Timilsina served as a member of the Small-scale CDM Panel and the Registration and Issuance Team (RIT) of the Clean Development Mechanism Executive Board (CDM-EB) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He holds a masters and a doctoral degree in energy economics from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.