Second Semester

BPA 202: Development Administration

The objective of this course is to impart basic knowledge of development management. In addition, this course aims to provide theoretical understanding of development and the role of development partner.

  1. Introduction
    • Concept of Development
    • Development, growth, and modernization
    • Development administration – Concept and meaning
    • Difference between development administration and non-development administration
  2. Theoretical approaches
    • Comparative public administration
    • Bureaucracy
    • Prismatic Sala model
    • Decentralization
    • People’s participation
    • Sustainable development
    • Institutionalism
  3. Organization and Institution
    • Concept of organization and Institution
    • Institution-building model
    • Nation building
    • Barrier to Nation building
    • Nationalism
  4. Development partners
    • Role of government
    • Role of private sector
    • Role of third sector
    • Role of international organizations (the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the World Bank)
    • Roles of regional organizations (SAARC, EU, ASIAN)
  5. Issues of development
    • Cross cutting issues – efficiency and performance
    • Citizen Charter
    • Maladministration and Corruption
    • Administrative reform
    • Environment management
    • Human rights
    • Impacts of ICTs in society
    • Service delivery
  • Bhargav, Shivganesh (Ed) (2007). Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship. New Delhi:Response Books.
  • Bhatta , Bhim Dev (1979). Development Administration in Nepal. Kathmandu: Indira Bhatta
  • Bhatta , Bhim Dev (2005). Vikas Prashshan. Kathmandu: Indira Bhatta
  • Bhatta, Bhim Dev (1988). Development Management.Kathmandu:Abhasdev Bhatta.
  • Bongartz, Heing & Dahal, Dev Raj (1996). Development Studies: Self help Organization, NGOs and civil Society. Kathmandu: Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies.
  • Carcknell, Bisil Edward (2002). Evaluating Development Aid: Issues Problems and Solutions. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Center for Empowerment Innovation and Development (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan
  • Charles, K.J. (1983) Total Development: Essay Towards an integration of Marxian and Gandhian Perspectives. New Delhi: Vika Publishing House pvt ltd.
  • Chatterjee, S.K. (1990). Development Administration. Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Dreze, Jean and Sen, Amrtya (Ed) (2005). Indian Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallagher, Kevin P. (Ed) (2005). Putting Development First. London: ZED Books.
  • Gasper, Des (2004). The Ethics of Development. New Delhi: Tejeshwar Singh for Vistaar Publications.
  • Jomo K. S. & Ben, Fine (Ed) (2006). The New Development Economics. New Delhi: Tulik Books.
  • Joseph, T.M. (2009). Decentralised Governance and Development. New Delhi: Deepand Deep Publications.
  • Kafle, Naryan Prashad (2061). Vikasha Prashaashan. Kathmandu: Sharada Sharma Kafle.
  • Kafle, Naryan Prashad (2063). Development Administration. Kathmandu: Phulchooki Publication and Distributions.
  • Kothari, Uma (Ed) (2005). A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies. South Africa: New Africa Books.
  • Mose, David (2005). Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice . New Delhi: Vistara Publications.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2012). Development Administration. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Pandey, Devendra Raj (2009). Nepal’s Failed Development. Kathmandu: Nepal South Asia Center.
  • Pandey, Yubraj(2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Vidyrthi Pustak Bhandar. (Nepalai bhasko)
  • Paudel, Narendra Raj (2014). Development Management. Kathmandu: Srijana Pahari.
  • Peet, Richard (2005). Theories of Development.New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  • Pieterse, Jan Nederveen (2001). Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Pieterse, Jan Nederveen (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Sapru, R.K (2003). Development Administration. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Private Limited.
  • Seligson,M.A. & Smith J.T. (Ed)s (2010). Development and Under Development: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. New Delhi: Viva Books.
  • Sen, Amartya (2006). Development as Freedom. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Singh, Anter (1981). Development Administration. Delhi: Shree Publishing House.
Fourth Semester

BPA 403: Basics of Public Policy

The objective of this course is to introduce students the basic concept and principles of public policy that will enable them to understand policy making issues and it relevance in the contemporary society.

  1. Introduction to Public Policy
    • Context of public policy
    • Concepts of public policy and policy analysis
    • Nature of public policy
    • Types of public policy
    • Scope of public policy
    • Significance of studying public policy
  2. Theories of Policy Making
    • Pluralism
    • Elitism
    • Institutionalism
    • Functionalism
  3. The Policy Making Process
    • Components of the policy making process
    • Problems and Issues
    • Policy agenda
    • Actors & Institutions
    • Resources
    • Factors influencing policy making process
    • Concept of Policy cycle
  4. Policy Implementation
    • Elements of implementation
    • Implementers
    • Approaches to policy implementation
      • Top-down model
      • Bottom-up model
    • Conditions for effective implementation
  5. Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Concept of policy monitoring and policy evaluation
    • Functions of evaluation
    • Evaluators
    • Criteria of policy evaluation
    • Problems of policy evaluation
  • Adhikari, Dhruba (2061). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan. (In Nepali)
  • Anderson, James E. (2010). Public Policy Making: An Introduction. UK: Wadsworth Cengage Learning
  • Cochran, Charless L & Malone, Eloise F. (2007). Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New Delhi: Viva Books Private Limited.
  • Devkota, Satish, Chandra (2060). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Farohock, Fread M. (1979). Public Policy: Scope and Logic. New Jersey: Prentce –Hall INC Englewood cliffs.
  • Hill, Michael & Hupe, Peters (2006). Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Howlett, Michael, M Ramesh (2003). Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Sub Systems. New York: Oxford University.
  • Joshi, Shyam (2062). Economic Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • King, Gary, Keohane, Robert O & Verba, Sidney (1994). Designing Social Inquiry. Research. New Jersey: Princeton University press.
  • Layder, Derek (2005). Sociological Practice: Linking Theory and Social Research. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Pandey, Yubraj (2069.) Public Policy Formulation, Implementation Monitoring Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Vidhyarthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paul, Devik (1995). Public Policy Formulation and Implementation in India. Delhi: Devika Publications.
  • Rana, Rajib Bikram (2014). Aspects of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Kantipur College of Public Management.
  • Reejal Pushkar Raj (2003). Fundamental of Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Sahni, Pradeep (1987). Public Policy: Conceptual Dimension. India: Kitab Mahal.
  • Sapru, R.K. (2014). Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Private Limited.
  • Sapru, R.K. (2011). Public Policy: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Saxena, Pradeep K. (Ed) (1993). Comparative Public Policy. Delhi: Rawat Publications