Yaseer Arashath

Project Manager

Yaseer Arashath is a Project Manager at LIRNEasia. He specialises in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, having previously worked with organisations such as ADB, UN-Habitat, UNFPA, JICA, and the World Bank. His project experience includes the preparation of Social Safeguard documents for project-affected communities, conducting socio-economic studies, developing Social Management Plans, and performing Social Impact Assessments for development initiatives.

He has also been involved in research on the socio-economic conditions of high-density urban populations and contributed to projects aimed at enhancing independent living opportunities for individuals with disabilities, as well as initiatives focusing on sexual and reproductive health communication and planning. Recently, he served as a sociologist conducting field surveys among both project-affected and non-affected communities. His responsibilities included primary and secondary survey administration, sample survey execution, and qualitative and quantitative data collection.

Yaseer has also worked as a qualitative moderator, facilitating Key Informant Interviews (KIIs), Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), and stakeholder meetings. His professional interests lie in qualitative research, public consultation at the community level, and serving as a moderator. He holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Kelaniya and a BA in Social Sciences from the Open University of Sri Lanka.