Development Management Sixth Semester

DM 451: Project Management

This course aims to develop students understanding of the basic concepts and tools of project management so that they can handle projects.


  1. Introduction: Concept and types of Project, Relation between Plan, Program and Project, Project Cycle, Project Management.
  2. Project planning: Concept of Project Formulation, Project Planning Process, Feasibility study and Proposal Writing
  3. Project Appraisal: Concept and aspects of Project Appraisal – market, technical, economic, financial, environmental, organizational, Appraisal Technique: Concept of Discounting and Non Discounting Technique
  4. Project Implementation: Concept of Project Implementation, types of project organization structure, Project Scheduling : Gantt Chart, Network Techniques – PERT, CPM
  5. Project monitoring and Evaluation: Monitoring and evaluation adopted by NPC Nepal, Project Management Information System (PMIS): Concept and Process, Case study preparation


Agrawal, Govind Ram (2014). Project Management. Kathmandu:M.K. publishers and Distributor.

Chandan, Prasanna (1999). Projects: Planning Analysis Selection Implementation and Review. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.

Chaudhary, S. (2001). Project management. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing company Limited.

Joy, P.K. (1999). Total Project Management: The Indian Context. Delhi: Machmilin India Limited.

Karki , Rajendra (2063). Project management. Kathmandu: M.K. publishers and Distributors.

Kerzner, Harold (2004). Project management:A Systems Approach to planning Scheduling and Controlling.

Little, IMD and Mirrless, J.A. (1974). Project Appraisal and Planning for Developing Countries . New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishers company.

Meredith, Jack/Mantel, Samuel J. (1989). Project Management. New York: John Wiley and son. Inc.

Rijal, Puskar Raj (2059). Essential of Project appraisal and Management. Kathmandu: Kastamandap Academic Enterprise.

Sharma, Bhakti P. (2006). Project management: Planning , Analysis and Control. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.

Local Governance Specialization

LG 474: Public Private Partnership

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the recent trends of governance and development through the participation of stakeholders. At the end of the course the students will be familiar with the concept, principles and practices of public private partnership.


  1. Meaning and concept of partnership, objectives of partnership, its relevance in development, partnership and service delivery, Privatization and PPP
  2. Setting the framework: Policy rationale, legal and regulatory framework, investment framework and implementation framework
  3. PPP project life cycle: Project initiation and screening, business case, conducting feasibility, tendering and procurement, bidders selection, contract signature, PPP performance monitoring and contract compliance
  4. Models and types of public private participation- service contract, management contract, leasing, Concessions, Built Operate and Transfer Models (BOT),
  5. Policy objectives of public private partnership, working strategies for public private partnership for development PPP policy, issues and challenges- and risks therein, field visit and presentation of the field report.


Faraquharson, E., Matle, C.T., Yescornba, E.R. & Encinas (2011). How to Engage with the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets. Washington: World Bank.

Turina, N., & Puric, D.C. (2013). Overview and PPP Models

Savas, E.S. (2001). Privatization and Public-Private Partnership. East-West Publication