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First Semester

MPA 505: Local Self-governance

The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the theories and practices of local government system and its contemporary issues in governance dynamism so that the students will be able to bear responsibilities as activists, managers and promoters of local government system in general and particularly in Nepal.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Concept of Local Government and Local Governance (LH 12)
  • Evolution of local government and its changing perspectives
  • Features of local governments, federalism and local governments
  • Classification of local governments: basis of classification of local governments, changing roles and responsibilities of local governments
  • Need and importance of local governments, central- local relationship
Unit 2: Local Planning and Resource Mapping (LH 10)
  • Local planning process, resource planning, participatory planning with reference to local government
  • Private and NGOs participation, rural-urban partnership in planning and development, planning and community empowerment
  • Constraints on public private partnership (PPP) in local development in Nepal
Unit 3: Human Resource Management (HRM) System in Local Governments (LH 8)
  • Concept and process of HRM at local government level
  • Existing practices of HRM system in local governments
  • Issues, challenges and future perspectives in HRM system at local government level in Nepal
Unit 4: Financial System in Local Governments and Partnership (LH 10)
  • Concept of local finance and bases of finance in local governments
  • Sources of local finance
  • Concept of fiscal federalism
  • Roles and responsibilities of revenue sharing committee
Unit 5: Authority of Local Government in Nepal (LH 8)
  • Constitutional rights of local governments in Nepal
  • Judicial authority of local governments
  • Local Mediation Committee: their roles and responsibilities in Nepal
  • Contemporary issues in local governments

References

  • Baral, L. R., Hachhethu, K., Khanal, K. P., Kumar, D. K., & Sharma, H. (2004). Local Governance. New Delhi: Adroit Publishers.
  • Blakely, E. J. & Tradshaw, T. K. (2003). Planning Local Economic Development, Theory and Practices. New Delhi: Vistaar Publications.
  • Dhungel, D. N. (2002). Governance Situation in Nepal. Kathmandu: Institute for Integrated Development Studies.
  • Jain L. C. (Ed). (2005). Decentralisation and Local Government. New Delhi: Orient Longman.
  • Jhapa, G. (Ed.) (1998). Local Self-Government in Nepal. Kathmandu: Political Science Association of Nepal.
  • Joyal, N., Amit P., & Sharma P. K. (Eds.) (2006). Local Governance in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Khanal, R. (n. d.). Local Governance in Nepal. Democracy at Gross Root. Lalitpur: Smriti Books.
  • Maheshwori, S. R. (1984). Local Government in India. New Delhi: Lakshmi Naraian Agrawal.
  • Meehan, E. J., Roche J. P., & Stedman, M. S. (1966). The Dynamics of Modern Government. New Delhi: McGraw-Hill Inc.
  • Muttalib, M. A. & Khan, M. A. A. (1982). Theory of Local Government. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ostrom, V., Bish, R., & Ostrom, E. (1988). Local Government in the United States. NewYork: Kampmann & Company.
  • Patttanayak, R. (Ed.) (1994). Local Government Administration Reform. New Delhi: Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pierre, J. (Ed.) (2000). Debating Governance. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Richards, P. G. (Ed.) (1975). The Reformed Local Government System. London: George Allen & Unwin.
  • Sharma, S. & Acharya, B. (2069). Sthaniya Swyatha Sashan Pranali Sidhanta ra Behawar. Kathmandu: Archana Gautam & Jamuna Aryal.
  • Shrestha, T. N. (1996). The Concept of Local Government and Decentralization. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bhandar.
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Development Management Fourth Semester

DM 632: Development Planning and Project Management

The objective of this course is to provide knowledge to the students on basic problems and techniques in development planning including socio-cultural and economic conditions required for development, different stages of plan formulation and quantitative planning techniques. It also provides knowledge to the students on basic concepts, theories and analytical techniques of Project Management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Planning and Project Management            (LH 10)
  • Concept of poverty, inequality, and development
  • Introduction to economic growth and development
  • Concept of plan, program and project
  • Relations between plan and project
  • Concept of project management
Unit 2: Project Planning    (LH 8)
  • Project identification: problem tree and objective tree
  • Stages of project and its cycle
  • Feasibility study and preparation of project report
Unit 3: Project Appraisal   (LH 12)
  • Concept of project appraisal, cash flow analysis; discounting and non-discounting techniques
  • Economic and social cost benefit analysis, risk, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis; environmental analysis
Unit 4: Project Implementation   (LH 10)
  • Project organization; network analysis: PERT and CPM
  • Project control: budgeting, financial management, inventory management
  • Project management information system (PMIS)
Unit 5: Monitoring and Evaluation         (LH 8)
  • Need for monitoring & evaluation of project
  • Logical framework approach; project monitoring and evaluation system adopted by National Planning Commission
  • Evaluation approaches adopted by international organizations (UNIDO & the World Bank), Case study            

References

  • Agrawal, G. R. (2014). Project Management. Kathmandu: M.K. Publishers and Distributer.
  • Chandra, P. (1999). Projects: Planning Analysis Selection Implementation and Review. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Chaudhary, S. (2001). Project Management. New Delhi: Tata Mc Graw –Hill Publishing Company Limited.
  • Joy, P. K. (1999). Total Project Management: The Indian Context. Delhi: Machmilin India Limited.
  • Kerzner, H. (2004). Project management: A Systems Approach to Planning Scheduling and Controlling.
  • Little, I. M. D. & Mirrless, J. A. (1974). Project Appraisal and Planning for Developing Countries. New Delhi: Oxford and IBH Publishers Company.
  • Meredith, J. & Mantel, S. J. (1989). Project Management. New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Rijal, P. R. (2059). Essential of Project appraisal and Management. Kathmandu: Kastamandap Academic Enterprise.
  • Sharma, B. P. (2006). Project management: Planning, Analysis and Control. Kathmandu: Ekta Books.
  • Todaro, M. P. & Stephen, C. S. (2013). Economic Development (11th ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley.