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


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  • 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.
Development Management Fourth Semester

DM 631: Rural/Urban Development

The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the objectives, strategies and methods and actions of local development and acquaint them with the local development process and pattern in Nepal.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Local Development            (LH 8)
  • Concept and approaches to local development
  • Characteristics of local development
  • Policies for local development
Unit 2: Rural Development           (LH 10)
  • Concept and objectives of rural development
  • Community development and community engagement in rural development
  • Strategies and operational modalities of rural development: decentralization, people’s participation, integrated development, small farmers development, employment through entrepreneurship, empowerment, and capacity building

Unit 3: Urban Development LH10

  • Concept of urban development, urbanization, and urbanism
  • Relationship between urbanization and industrialization
  • Strategies of urban development: infrastructure development, housing, environment and slum management
  • Issues and challenges of urban development
Unit 4: Agencies and their Roles in Rural/ Urban Development      (LH 10)
  • Central government agencies
  • Local governments
  • International donor agencies
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Policies and strategies for rural and urban development in Nepal
Unit 5: Recent Trends in Rural/Urban Development  (LH 10)
  • Rural-urban linkage, response to change on economic, social, institutional and political pressure
  • Indigenous development, local-global linkages
  • Partnership, cooperation and participation
  • Integration of policy and funding streams; decentralization, and accountability
  • Urbanization and rural-urban migration


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  • Adhikary, S. P. (2038). Rural Development in Nepal Problems and Prospects. Kathmandu: Lalitpur Sajha Prakashan.
  • Chambers, R. (2004). Rural Development: Putting the Last First. New Delhi: Pearson Education.
  • Das, P. L. (2054). Sociology of Rural Society. Kathmandu: Rekha Rani Prakashan.
  • Hada, G. B. (2062). Rural Economics of Nepal. Kathmandu: Dikshanta Pustak Bhandar.
  • Hada, G. B. (2063). Rural Resources, Environment and Management. Kathmandu: Gyankunja Pustak Bhandar.
  • Singh, K. (1999). Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Todaro, M. P. & Stephen C. S. (2013). Economic Development (11th ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley.