MPA 1st : PA 520 : Development Management

Masters in Public Administration

Subject: Development Management

Course Objectives
The objective of this course is to give a comprehensive knowledge of theories and dimensions of Development management and make students able to analyze developmental goals, implementation mechanisms, and the issues related to development management in various sectors such as public, private and the nonprofits.

Course Title: Development Management                                    Course No.: 520
Nature of the Course: Core Course                                             Duration of the Course: 100 Lecture hrs.
Duration of the Class: 60 minutes                                                Full Marks: 100

Course of : 1st  Year                                                                      Pass Marks: 40

Course Contents:

1. Introduction (15 Lecture Hours)

1.1 Concept of development 
1.2 Dimensions of development
1.3 Basic concept and evolution of Development Administration
1.4 Development management: meaning, paradigm shift in development Administration

  1. Approaches of Development Management(15 Lecture Hours)

2.1 Bureaucratic model of development Administration
2.2 Comparative perspective of development
2.3 Social learning approach and people’s participation
2.4 Public-Private partnership
2.5 NGO-government partnership
2.6 Decentralization and local governance

  1. Institutional Building, Social Change and Nation Building(15 Lecture Hours)

3.1 Concept of institution building, social change and nation building
3.2 Understanding Institution building model
3.3 Factors of social change
3.4 Role of public administration in social change
3.5 Approaches of nation building
3.6 Barriers of nation building

  1. Development Plans and Implementation(15 Lecture Hours)

4.1 Concept of Development plan
4.2 Planning efforts in Nepal
4.3 Resource mobilization
4.4 Concept and aspects of Projects 
4.5 Plan implementation and its challenges

  1. Capacity building in Development management(20 Lecture Hours)

5.1 Need of human resource development
5.2 Management of training
5.3 Administrative reforms
5.4 Political system capability
5.6 Introducing Information Technology and Communication (ITC) and E-governance in development management

  1. Issues of Development Management(20 Lecture Hours)

6.1 Population policy and migration
6.2 Empowerment and Inclusiveness in development
6.3 Poverty reduction and issue of livelihood 
6.4 Corruption and issue of ethics
6.5 Human Resource Development
6.6 Administrative culture


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