First Semester

MPA 502: Development Management-I

The objective of this course is to provide a broad knowledge of theories and dimensions of development management and make students able to analyze the issues related to development management.

Course Contents

Unit 1: Introduction to Development Management (LH 12)
  • Development: concept, nature, philosophy and dimensions of development
  • Growth with redistributive justice
  • Emergence and overview of development administration
  • Concept of development management
Unit 2: Comparative Public Administration (LH 14)
  • Genesis of comparative public administration (CPA)
  • Models and approaches of CPA: bureaucratic model, ecological model, structural-functional model, agraria-industria and fused-prismatic-diffracted model; prismatic sala model
  • Concept of endogenous and exogenous development
Unit 3: Institution Building (LH 6)
  • Concept of organization and institution
  • Institution building and its model
Unit 4: Capabilities of a State and Bottom up Approaches to Development (LH 8)
  • Concept of nation building and state building
  • Decentralization
  • People’s participation
  • Public private partnership (PPP)
Unit 5: Social Change and Planning for Development (LH 8)
  • Social change: concept, factors and process
  • Resource bases and resource mobilization
  • Concept of development planning (Macro, meso & micro-planning)
  • Monitoring and evaluation of development plan in Nepal


  • 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.
  • Dale, R. (2004). Evaluating Development Programs and Projects, New Delhi: Sage Publication.
  • Dreze, J. A. & 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. (Eds.) (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. (2063). Development Administration. Kathmandu: Phulchooki Publication 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. R. (2072). Development Management. Kathmandu: Vidyrthi Pustak Bhandar.
  • Paudel, N. R. (2014). Development Management. Kathmandu: Srijana Pahari.
  • Peet, R. (2005). Theories of Development. Jaipur: 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. (Ed.) (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


  • Acharya, B. (2062). Rural Development: Theories and Approaches. Kathmandu: National Book Center.
  • 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.