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Diana Suhardiman

Senior Researcher, CGIAR System Organization

Diana Suhardiman has over 10 years experience in natural resources governance with particular focus on water governance in Asia. She is currently a Senior Researcher and Sub-Theme Leader Governance and Political Economy at the International Water Management Institute, Southeast Asia Regional Office, based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Diana leads IWMI research portfolio on natural resource governance, looking at multilevel policy and institutional analysis at the intersection of land, water, environment and energy. Her most recent research includes the political economy of water governance in the Nu-Thanlwin-Salween River basin, the role of foreign direct investment in relation to natural resource management in Laos and Cambodia, and the role of knowledge sharing and dialogue in transboundary water governance in the Indus River basin. Prior to joining IWMI, Diana received a PhD at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, where her research focused on the role of government bureaucracies in shaping water policy formulation and implementation in Indonesia. Diana is the author of recently published book: Bureaucracy and Development: Reflections from the Indonesian Water Sector (2015).


  • –present
    Senior Researcher , Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research