Mr. Rajendra Adhikari

Designation: 
Director of Studies
Area of specialization: 
Public Policy Management, Governance, Federalism and State Restructuring, Sub-national and Local Governance, Development Planning and Management, Policy and Governance Research

rajendra.adhikari@nasc.org.np,rajendra2063@gmail.com

00977-1-5522002 (Ext. 280); Mobile: +977-9841369243

Qualification

  • Master in Public Policy and Governance (MPPG), North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012)
  • Master of Arts in Rural Development, TU, Nepal (2004)

 

Work Experience

  • Director of Studies (Faculty of Governance, Public Policy and Development Studies), Nepal Administrative Staff College.
  • Training and Research Officer (Faculty of Public Policy, Governance, Development Planning and Management, Research, Conflict Sensitivity), Nepal Administrative Staff College.
  • Lecturer and Rural Development Programme Coordinator, Saptagandaki Multiple Campus/TU, Bharatpur, Chitwan.
  • Asst. Lecturer of Rural Development, Ratna Rajya (RR) Campus, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu.
  • Faculty of Rural Development, Kathmandu Model College, Kathmandu.
  • Programme Officer, South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment (SAWTEE), Baluwatar, Kathmandu
  • Research Associate, Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI) Pulchowk, Lalitpur

Training and Professional Course

  • ‘Ambassadors of Evidence-based Policy: Training of Trainers’, Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard Kennedy School (EPoD-HKS), USA and Nepal Administrative Staff College (15-17 March 2017)
  • ‘Using Evidence for Smart Policy Design’, EPoD-HKS, USA & Nepal Administrative Staff College, Jawalakhel, Laliptur (5-6 August 2016).
  • ‘Training workshop on Camp Coordination and Camp Management’, organized by International Office for Migration (IOM), Kathmandu Nepal (25-27 April 2016).
  • ‘Training on Leadership for Results: Programme for Mid-Level Officers in the Nepalese Public Services’, Organized by NASC in collaboration of Asian Development Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal (21 September-02 October 2015).
  • ‘Practical Tools for Promoting Positive Change in Complex Contexts’, organized by Barcelona International Peace Resource Centre, Spain and Collaborative for Development Action, USA (27-30 October 2014).
  • ‘Advanced Training on Integrity’, Organized by NASC, Jawalakhel Lalitpur (11-12 December 2013).
  • ‘Training of Trainers on Adaptation to Change including Climate Change Issues’, organized by ICIMOD and Alliance Nepal, Bharatpur, Chitwan (22-26 October, 2013).
  • ‘National Research Methodology Workshop’, organized by JK Lakshipat University & Association of Indian Management Schools, Jaipur, India (15-18 May 2013).
  • ‘Training cum workshop on Research Proposal Writing and Methodology’, organized by NASC/Research and Consulting Services Department, Lalitpur, Nepal (28 Feb. - 06 March 2013).
  •  ‘Training of Trainers: Theory And Application of the ‘Do No Harm’ Conflict Sensitivity Tool’, organized by NASC/CPP-UNDP Nepal (5-8 February 2013).
  •  ‘National Research Methodology Workshop’, organized by JK Lakshipat University & Association of Indian Management Schools, Jaipur, India (15-18 May 2013).
  • ‘Capacity Development Training on Eliminating Child Labour in Nepal’, organized by NASC/Centre for Governance and State Management, Lalitpur, Nepal (16-18 December 2012).
  • ‘International Training on Management of Rural Development and Good Governance’, organized by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, (recipient of ITEC Scholarship-2011 under Ministry of External Affairs/ Government of India) (05 Sept.-02 Oct 2011).
  • ‘Training on Development Management & PRA’, organized by Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla, Bangladesh (28—31 March 2010).
  • 2005 (April-May—30 days), ‘Training on SPSS for advance data management’ organized by Research and Training Unit/Department of Engineering Science and Humanities, Institute of Engineering/TU, Nepal.

Conferences and Seminars

  • Presented paper entitled ‘Institutionalizing Local Governments in Federal System’ in ‘Conference on Public Policy and Governance in South Asia: Towards Justice and Prosperity’, jointly organized by NASC, Niti Foundation, SIAS, ISET-N, IPE-India, TTI-India, BIGD Dhaka Bangladesh, and North South University Dhaka Bangladesh, Kathmandu, Nepal (28-29 June 2018).
  • Presented paper entitled ‘Perceptions of service recipients on Public Service Delivery in Nepal’ in ‘MCPSD International Conference-2017, organized by Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Dhaka, Bangladesh (05-06 November 2017).
  • Discussant in Working Session—Institutionalism and Gender: Process, Practice and Values, and presented paper entitled ‘Policies on gender inclusion and responses from local level election in Nepal’ in ‘International Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration and Development in South Asia and Beyond’ organized by North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (18-19 November 2017).
  • Presented paper entitled ‘Does demographic structure influence public spending in Nepal? An analysis of demographic public expenditure relationship for 2001-2015’ in ‘Policy Discourse and Research Conference on Public Policy and Governance in South Asia’, jointly organized by NASC, Niti Foundation, SIAS, ISET-N, IPE-India, TTI-India, BIGD Dhaka Bangladesh, Kathmandu, Nepal (10-11 July 2017  June 2018).
  • Presented paper entitled ‘Local Capacity Building through CBOs for Sustainable Urban Governance in Nepal’ in ‘13th South Asia Management Forum (SAMF)’, organized by AMDISA, Colombo, Srilanka (26-27 March 2015).
  • Presented paper entitled ‘Community Organizations for Urban Governance in Bharatpur Municipality, Nepal’ in ‘International Conference on Governance and Public Policy in South and South East Asia’, organized by MPPG Programme of North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (13 - 14 July 2012).
  • ‘A Two Day Roundtable on Policy Research Environment and Policy Research Institutes in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan’, organized by Institute of Social Studies Trust, New Delhi and Regional Office for South Asia and China, IDRC-Canada, Kathmandu  (5-6 March 2009).

Research and Consulting Works

  • Co-author ‘Rethinking Public Service in Nepal: The End-user Perspective’ in 14th South Asian Management Forum, 2017
  • Co-author ‘Does demographic structure influence public spending in Nepal? An analysis of demographic public expenditure relationship for 2001-2015’
  • Team Member ‘Costs of Public Services: How Much Do People Pay to Receive Public Services in Nepal? funded by Nepal Administrative Staff College, 2015.
  • Governance and Development Expert, Competency Mapping of Civil Service of Nepal 2017/18 (ongoing), funded by Governance Facility, Kathmandu.
  • Team Leader, Policy Capacity Building of Local Governments through Crash Courses under the project ‘Backstopping the Capacity Development of Sub-National Governments in Nepal for Improved Service Delivery and Democratization’ (2017-ongoing), funded by The Asia Foundation, Kathmandu.
  • Governance Expert, Institutional Arrangements of Local Units for Local Level Restructuring Commission, funded by IDEA International
  • Team Member/Governance Expert, ‘Functional Analysis and Institutional Arrangement of the Forest Sector in Federal Setting of Nepal’ for Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, funded by WWF Nepal (2016).
  • Focal Person/Team Leader, ‘Mainstreaming Conflict through NASC’, funded by Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP)/UNDP Nepal (2012-2015).

Special Assignment

 Experts Member from NASC in Organization and Management (O & M) design of newly arranged federal ministries of the Government of Nepal, coordinated by Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers (OPMCM), and led by/report submitted to the Chief Secretary of the GoN (02 -08 March 2018).  

Awards

  • NOMA Masters Fellowship for pursuing MPPG, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) Government of Norway (2009).
  • Distinguished Alumni (2015) of North South University.