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Second Semester

MPA 506: Development Management-II

The objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of contemporary development efforts and their impacts. It also makes students able to analyze development goals, implementation mechanisms, and the issues related to development management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: System Capability, Development Theories and Strategies (LH 12)
  • Political system capability
  • Institutionalism and neo-institutionalism
  • Basic needs approach
  • Human right based approach
  • Ecological approach
  • Sustainable development approach
  • Human development approach
  • Inclusive approach
Unit 2: Global Development Agenda and Strategies  (LH 8)
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Unit 3: Essentials of Development Management        (LH 10)
  • Administrative capability development (training management)
  • Administrative reform
  • Human resource development
  • Uses of ICT/E-governance
Unit 4: Social Accountability Mechanisms         (LH 8)
  • Citizen charter
  • Social audit
  • Management audit
  • Performance management
Unit 5: Issues of Development Management   (LH 10)
  • Corruption
  • Poverty
  • Migration
  • Trust in public institutions
  • Climate change
  • Administrative culture

References

  • Bhargav, S. (Ed.) (2007). Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship. New Delhi: Response Books.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2005). Vikas Prashshan. Kathmandu: Indira Bhatta
  • Bhatta, B. D. (1988). Development Management. Kathmandu: Abhasdev Bhatta.
  • Bongartz, H. & Dahal, D. R. (1996). Development Studies: Self-help Organization, NGOs and Civil Society. Kathmandu: Nepal Foundation for Advanced Studies.
  • Carcknell, B. E. (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, J. & Sen, A. (Eds.) (2005). Indian Development. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Gallagher, K. P. (Ed.) (2005). Putting Development First. London: ZED Books.
  • Gasper, D. (2004). The Ethics of Development. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Jomo K. S. & Ben, F. (Ed.) (2006). The New Development Economics. New Delhi: Tulika Books.
  • Joseph, T. M. (2009). Decentralised Governance and Development. New Delhi: Deep and Deep Publications.
  • Kafle, N. P. (2061). Vikasha Prashaashan. Kathmandu: Sharada Sharma Kafle.
  • Kafle, N. P. (2063). Development Administration. Kathmandu: Phulchooki Publications and Distributions.
  • Kothari, U. (Ed.) (2005). A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies. South Africa: New Africa Books.
  • Mose, D. (2005). Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Palekar, S. A. (2012). Development Administration. New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited.
  • Pandey, D. R. (2009). Nepal’s Failed Development. Kathmandu: Nepal South Asia Center.
  • Pandey, Y. (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Vidyrthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paudel, N. R. (2014). Development Management. Kathmandu: Srijana Pahari.
  • Peet, R. (2005). Theories of Development. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2001). Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Pieterse, J. N. (2010). Development Theory. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2003). Development Administration. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Seligson, M. A. & Smith J. T. (Eds.) (2010). Development and Under Development: The Political Economy of Global Inequality. New Delhi: Viva Books.
  • Sen, A. (2016). Development as Freedom, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Singh, A. (1981). Development Administration. Delhi: Shree Publishing House.
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Second Semester

MPA 507: Public Policy-I

The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge about the conceptual foundations and principles relating to the analytical and interdisciplinary field of public policy. The course intends to make the students to conceptualize policy making and public policy-decision making.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Basic Foundations (LH 14)
  • Concept of public policy and policy analysis
  • Nature and scope of public policy
  • Typology of public policy
  • Scope of public policy
  • Analytical approaches to policy study
  • Importance of policy study
  • Limits of public policy     
Unit 2: Policy Philosophies and Public Interest (LH 10)
  • Forms of policy philosophies: protectorism, rationalism, brokerism, pragmatism, transferalism, egoism
  • The concept of public interest: Public/collective goods and private goods.
Unit 3: Theoretical Approaches to Policy Making (LH 10)
  • Political systems theory
  • Elite theory
  • Group theory
  • Institutionalism
  • Two way communication theory               
Unit 4: Public Policy Decision Making (LH 10)
  • Rational decision making
  • Disjointed incrementalism
  • Mixed scanning
  • Public opinion model
  • Concept of bounded rationality  
Unit 5: Constraints on Decision Making (LH 4)
  • Economic constraints
  • Political constraints
  • Social constraints            

References

  • Anderson, J. E. (1979). Public Policy Making (2nd ed.). New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
  • Cochran, C. L. & Malone, E. F. (2007). Public Policy: Perspectives and Choices. New Delhi: Viva Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Devkota, S. C. (2060). Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
  • Edward III, George C., & Sharkansky, I. (1978). The Policy Predicament, San Francisco: W.H. Freeman Publishers.
  • Farohock, F. M. (1979). Public Policy: Scope and Logic. New Jersey: Prentice –Hall INC Englewood Cliffs.
  • Frohlich, N. & Oppenheimer, J. A. (1978). Modern Political Economy, New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
  • Hill, M. & Hupe, P. (2006). Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Howlett, M. & Ramesh, M. (2003). Studying Public Policy: Policy Cycles and Policy Sub Systems. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Joshi, S. (2062). Economic Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Taleju Prakashan.
  • Pandey, Y. (2069). Public Policy Formulation, Implementation Monitoring Evaluation and Analysis of Public Policy. Kathmandu: Vidhyarthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paul, D. (1995). Public Policy Formulation and Implementation in India. New Delhi: Devika Publications.
  • Rana, R. B. (2014). Aspects of Public Policy, Kathmandu: Kantipur College of Public Management.
  • Reejal, P. R. (2003). Fundamental of Public Policy Analysis. Kathmandu: Pairabi Prakashan.
  • Sahni, P. (1987). Public Policy: Conceptual Dimension. New Delhi: Kitab Mahal.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2011). Public Policy: Art and Craft of Policy Analysis. New Delhi: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sapru, R. K. (2014). Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. New Delhi: Sterling Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Saxena, P. K. (1993). Comparative Public Policy. New Delhi: Rawat Publications.
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Second Semester

MPA 508: Administrative System in Nepal

The objective of this course is to acquaint students with the evolution and development of administrative system of Nepal so that students can analyze the administrative structure, process and spheres of Nepalese administration.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Administrative System in Ancient Period (LH 6)
  • Kirat
  • Lichhavi
  • Malla
Unit 2: Administrative System in Post-Unification (LH 8)   
  • Shah administration
  • Rana administration
Unit 3: Central and Sub-national Level Administrative System in Nepal (LH 16)
  • Central level: constitutional bodies, ministries and departments
  • Sub-national level – provincial level administration, and local level administration
  • Interrelationship and coordination between central and sub-national level administration
Unit 4: Administrative Reform Efforts in Nepal  (LH 12)
  • Concept of administrative reform (AR)
  • Efforts of AR in Nepal
  • Implementation of AR and its challenges
Unit 5: Administrative Culture and Trends (LH 6)
  • Administrative culture in Nepal
  • Emerging trends and issues of administrative system

References

  • Agrawal, H. N. (1976). The Administrative System of Nepal from Tradition to Modernity. New Delhi: Vikash Publlishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Baiday, T. R. & Manandhar, T. (2053). Aadhunik Nepal ko Prashasanik Itihas (1768-1951). Kathmandu: Nepal Asiali Anusandhan Kendra.
  • Bajracharya, B. R. (1992). Bahadur Shah the Regent of Nepal. New Delhi: Anmol Publications.
  • Bhatta, B. D. (2071). Nepal ko Prashasanik Itihas. Kathmandu: Sopan Mashik.
  • Bhattrai, G. (2064). Nepal ko Sthaniya Prashasan ko Itihas (1768-1951AD.). New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Rana, K. S.(1967). Polity in Nepal: Origin and Growth. Bombay: Asia Publishing House,
  • Malhotra, R. C. (1958). “Public Administrations in Nepal” Indian Journal of Public Administration, 4 (4), 451-464.
  • Poudyal, M. (1989). Administrative Reforms in Nepal. New Delhi: National Book Organization.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (2005). Nepalese Administration: A Historical Perspective. Kadhmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.   
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Second Semester

MPA 509: Statistics for Public Administration

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with basic tools and techniques of statistics required to conduct social and behavioral research in public administration.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Statistics (LH 4)
  • Concept, nature, significance and scope of statistics
  • General field of statistics: descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Measure of central tendency: mean, weighted mean, median and mode
  • Measures of dispersion: variance, standard deviation and coefficient of variation
Unit 2: Determining the Bi-variate Relationship (LH 4)
  • Correlation analysis: Karl Pearson and Spearman’s Rank correlation methods
  • Regression analysis: simple linear regression
Unit 3: Probability Theory (LH 10)
  • Basic terminologies: combination, event and its type; sample space
  • Approach to probability: classical, relative frequency and subjective approaches
  • Laws of probability: additional rule, multiplication rule, conditional probability
  • Theoretical probability distribution: binomial, and normal distribution.
Unit 4: Estimation (LH 5)
  • Concept of estimation, sampling distribution, and standard error
  • Criteria of a good estimator
  • Type of estimates: Point and interval estimate (population mean and population proportion)
  • Determining sample size
Unit 5: Test of Hypothesis             (LH 25)
  • Introduction to test of hypothesis: concept and significance
  • Basic terminologies: null and alternative hypothesis, one tailed and two tailed test, type-I and type-II errors
  • Steps in test of hypothesis
  • Test of significance of large sample: mean (single and double sample), population proportion (single and double sample)
  • Test of significance of small Sample: mean (independent and dependent), sample correlation coefficient, test of significance of two sample variances,
  • Parametric and non-parametric test, chi-square test (goodness of fits and test of independence attribute)
  • Kruskal Wallis Test: test of significance of more than two sample means

References

  • Chandan, J. S. (2009). Statistics for Business and Economics. New Delhi: Vikash Publishing House.
  • Gupta, S. C. (1999). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Gupta, S. P. (1998). Fundamentals of Statistics. New Delhi: Himalayan Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kerlinger, F. N. (1986). Fundamental of Behavioral Research. New Delhi: Surjeet Publishers
  • Kothari, C. K. (2008). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: New Age International.
  • Macfie, B. P. & Nufrio P. M. (2017). Applied Statistics for Public Policy. New Delhi: Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Shahi, H. B. (2017). Statistics for Public Management. Kathmandu: Radhika Shahi.
  • Sharma, P. K. & Chaudhary, A. K. (2071). Statistical Methods. Kathmandu: Khanal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
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Second Semester

MPA 510: Organizational Behavior

The objective of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge on organizational behavior so as to make them competent and capable in understanding concepts, theories, tools and techniques of organizational behavior. This course intends to develop analytical and creative skills among the students so that they can practice it in actual working environment.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Organization Behavior (LH 6)
  • Concept and evolution of organization behavior
  • Organization behavior and public administration
Unit 2: Basic Human Processes (LH 10)
  • Perception: factor influencing perception perceptual set in organization, perceptual errors
  • Personality, determinants of personality, theories of personality, major personality attributes and characteristics
  • Theories of learning: social learning and reinforcement
Unit 3: Individual in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Organizational commitment, job involvement and job satisfaction
  • Motivation: concept, content theories (need theory, two factors theory, ERG theory), process theories (expectation theory, equity theory, goal setting theory)
  • Power and organizational politics
  • Conflict management
Unit 4: Group in Organizations (LH 12)
  • Concept of group and group dynamic
  • Group formation, formal and informal group
  • Team work and effective team performance
  • Communication: concept, formal and informal communication in organization, communication barriers, effectiveness communication
  • Leadership: concept, leadership style and theories of leadership (trait theory, behavior theory and situational theory: Fielder’s contingency theory and path goal theory)
Unit 5: Organizational Change and Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of change, resistance to change
  • Managing organizational change
  • Concept and techniques of organization development
  • Problems in changing the organization

References

  • Adhikari, D. R. (2014). Organizational Behaviour. Kathmandu: Buddha Academic Publishers and Distributors.
  • Agrawal, G. R. (2015). Organizational Behavior in Nepal. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributors.
  • Brown, W. B. & Moberg, D. J. (1980). Organizational theory and Management: A Margo Approach. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Kelly, J. (1987). Organizational Behaviour: Its Data, First Principles and Application. New Delhi: Surjeet Publications.
  • Luthans, F. (1998). Organizational Behaviour Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.
  • Mathema, S. B. & Bhattarai, M. (2071). Santhnatmak Bybahar. Kathmandu: Dhaulagiri Books and Stationary.
  • Moorhed, G. & Griffin, R. (1999). Organizational Behavior. New Delhi: AITBS Publishers and Distributors.
  • Newstrom, J. W. & Davis, K. (2003). Organizational Behaviour: Human Behaviour at Work. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Pradip, K. (1996). Organizational Theory and Behaviour. New Delhi: Kedarnth Ram Nath and Company.
  • Pugh, D.S. (1971). Organization Theory. England: Penguin Books.
  • Raw, V.S. & Narayan, P. S. (1995). Organization Theory and Behaviour. New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Robbins, S. P. & Sanghi, S. (2007). Organizational Beaviour. Delhi: Dorling Kindersley.
  • Singh, H. B. (2072). Sangthnatmak Bybhar tatha Manab Sansadhan Bybasthapan. Kathmandu: Asmita Books Publishers and Distributers.