Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta

Designation: 
Deputy Director of Studies
Area of specialization: 
Development, Governance, Administration and Social Research
Education: 
M.Phil (Development Studies), MA (Demography/Population Studies), M.Ed (Population Education)

Academic Qualification

  • M.Phil. in Development Studies, Kathmandu University School of Education (2016-2018).
  • M.Ed. in Population Education, Department of Health and Population Education, Tribhuvan University (2011-2013).
  • M.A. in Population Studies (Demography), Central Department of Population Studies, Tribhuvan University (2009-2011).

Training and Professional Course

  • Introductory Training on WTO and MC12 Outcomes for Nepal Government Officers. Jointly organized by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies and WTO (12-16 September 2022).
  • Refresher Training on GESI/GRB. Organized by Nepal Administrative Staff College (June 30 to 1 July 2022).
  • Academic Writing for Management Faculty. Organized by AMDISA (2 to 5 Feb 2022).
  • Fiscal Federalism and Good Governance, Management and Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (March 25-30, 2019).
  • Master of Trainer on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Gender Responsive Budgeting. Jointly organized by Nepal Administrative Staff College and UN Women Nepal (January 6-10, 2019).
  • Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence.  Jointly organized by Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) and Harvard University (March 20-23, 2017).
  • Public Administration and Governance. Conducted by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise Jointly Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore and the Institute of Public Administration, Qatar (October 10-13, 2016).
  • Using Evidence for Smart Policy Design. Jointly organized by Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) and Harvard University (July 19-20, 2016).
  • Certificate Course on Integrity Building. Jointly organized by NASC and Integrity Action (September, 29-06 October 2015).
  • Promoting Affirmative Action at Work Place. Organized by NASC (16-17 June 2015).
  • Training of Trainer. Organized by NASC (April 20-19 May 2015).
  • Research Methodology, Proposal and Thesis Writing Skills. Organized by Department of Health and Population Education (March 22-27, 2015).
  • Training on Right to Information (RTI). Jointly organized by NASC and National Information Commission (March 28-30, 2015).
  • Data Management in Epi Data and Data Analysis in SPSS. Organized by Central Department of Population Studies (January 02-12, 2012).
  • Research Methodology. Organized by Central Department of Population Studies (December 23-28, 2012).

Work Experience

  • Deputy Director of Studies (26 April 2021-Present)
  • Training and Research Officer, Nepal Administrative Staff College (5 January 2015-25 April 2021)
  • Secondary Level School Teacher, Government of Nepal (March 2014 – January 2015)

Research and Publication

  • Does Economic Growth Matter for Human Development in Nepal: A Time Series Analysis. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (In Review). Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta and Rajan Khanal. 
  • Does Human Development Matter for Human Development in Nepal: A Trend Analysis From 2002 to 2021. The Indian Economic Journal (in Review). Author: Anil Kumar Gupta.  
  • Health Service Spillover in City-Centered Local Governments of Nepal. Local Administration Journal, Vol(16), No(3). Authors: Tara Prasad Kharel and Anil Kumar Gupta.     
  • From Traditional to Innovative Public Service: A Review of Paradigm Shifts. Public Administration Issue, Vol(17), Issue (6). Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta and Bishnu Prasad Lamsal. 
  • Inter-Relationship Between Periodic Development Plans and Programs in Federal System (Text in Nepali). Authors: Tulasi Sharan Sigdel, Anil Kumar Gupta and Manisha Maharjan. https://rb.gy/3v8hh
  • Service Users' Confidence in Accessing Public Service in Nepal: What Makes Differences. Journal of Policy Studies, Vol (38), No(1). Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta, Anup Bhurtel and Prakash C. Bhattrai. https://rb.gy/u5rwh 
  • Digital Technology for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals: A Case of Nepal. Local Administration Journal, Vol(16), No(1). Authors: Shyan Kirat Rai and Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3KlEYJN 
  • Civil Servants' Integrity in Public Sector: The Case of Nepal. Heliyon, Vol (8), No(12), 2022. Authors: Rajan Khanal, Anil Kumar Gupta and Prakash C Bhattrai.https://bit.ly/3EHJcrK
  • Citizen Satisfaction with Public Service: What Factors Drives?. Policy & Governance Review, Vol (6), No (1), 2022. Authors: Bishnu Pd. Lamsal and Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3JfW3BR
  • Bribing for Public Service: What Drives the Service Users?. International Journal of Public Administration, Vol (45), No(1), 2022. Authors: Prakash C Bhattrai and Anil Kumar Gupta.  https://bit.ly/3JjivKf
  • Honesty in Nepali Politicians: Does It Really Exists?. Local Administration Journal, Vol (14), No (4), 2021. Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta, Pramod Niroula and Shailendra Prasad Bhatta. https://bit.ly/36jMdjy
  • Provincial Analysis of Nepal National Governance Survey: Madhesh Province (Text in Nepali). Provincial Report. Authors: Rajendra Adhikari, Anil Kumar Gupta and Shree Krishna Shrestha. https://bit.ly/3q6iSjN 
  • Integrating Sustainable Development Goals in Local Plans: Practices and Encounters of Local Governments in Nepal. International Journal of Community and Social Development (in Review). Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta and Tulasi Sharan Sigdel
  • Provincial Analysis of Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18: Karnali Province (Text in Nepali). Provincial Report. Nepal Administrative Staff College. Author: Tulasi Sharan Sigdel, Anil Kumar Gupta, Prakash C Bhattrai and Ishwari Pd. Ghimire. https://bit.ly/3HefLfP 
  • Citizen's Trust in Public and Political Institutions (2021). Research Report. Nepal Administrative Staff College. Author: Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3pvlNCJ
  • Gender Discrimination in Nepal: Does It Vary Across Socio-Demographics?. Journal of Contemporary Sociological Issues, Vol(1), Issue(2) 2021. Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta, Poonam Kumari Kanu and Bishnu Prasad Lamsal. https://bit.ly/3tmIWYl   
  • Quality of Public Service: What Nepali Citizens Say? (text in Nepali). Prashasan, Vol (133), 2021. Authors: Trilochan Pokharel and Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3hcKDCO
  • Local Development Planning in Nepal: Does It Actually Reflect Citizens’ Participation?. Journal of Management and Development Studies, Vol (30), 2021. Author: Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3jRnHe4
  • Citizen Charter in Nepali Public Sector Organizations: Does It Really Work ?. Policy & Governance Review, Vol (5), 2021. Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta and Gyan Laxmi Shrestha.  https://bit.ly/2NdBlu3 
  • Nepal's Development: Failure or Success?. (Text in Nepali). Prashasan (2020).  Author: Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/2LhoypE
  • Citizen Charter in Public Service Delivery (Text in Nepali). Prashasan (2020).  Author: Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/37D4nty
  • Politicians and Administrators Relations at Local Level (Text in Nepali). Prashasan (2020).  Author: Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3gpDA8n
  • Representative Bureaucracy in Nepali Civil Service: Exploring the Encounters of the Women. Journal of Public Affairs and Policy (2020). Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta, Gobinda Bhandari and Sushma Manandhar.  https://bit.ly/39PAWqX
  • Determinants of Accountability in the Bureaucracy: The Case of Nepal. Modern Economy, Vol (10). Authors: Ramesh C. Poudel and Anil Kumar Gupta.  https://bit.ly/37D4WUc
  • Does Workforce Diversity Influence Employee Performance? An Empirical Analysis of Civil Service. IUJ Journal of Management (2019). Authors: Shailendra Bhatta, Anil Kumar Gupta and Devi Dutta Bhatta. https://bit.ly/3lVmyjt
  • Significance of Girls Education: Parents Perception from Rural Madhesh of Nepal. Journal of Management and Development Studies Vol. (29) (pp.61-69) 2019. Author: Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3lWqQHo
  • Know Your Citizens for Transforming Public Service Delivery: A Step Taken in Nepal by National Governance Survey. Journal of Management and Development Studies Vol. (29) (pp.70-86) 2019. Author: Maki I. Tsumagari and Anil Kumar Gupta.   https://bit.ly/3lZGVfk
  • Politicians' and Bureaucrats' Relations in Local Governance of Nepal. Local Government Quarterly (April - June 2019 Issue pp.5-24). Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta, Trilochan Paudyal and Sundar Shrestha. https://bit.ly/3gqDZr1
  • Performance in Nepali Bureaucracy: What Does Matter?. Research Journal of Economics, Vol (3), Issue (1) (pp.1-6), 2019. Authors: Ramesh C. Poudel and Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/36SwW7m
  • Corruption in Nepal: Level Trend and Pattern Analysis. Journal of Management and Development Studies Vol. (28) (pp. 36-52) 2018. Authors: Anil Kumar Gupta, Shiva Hari Adhikari and Gyan Laxmi Shrestha. https://bit.ly/3n0UkoM
  • Emerging Political Economy Analysis of Education Governance at Local Level. Submitted to The Asia Foundation (2017/18). Study Report, 2018. Authors:  Punya Prasad Neupane, Trilochan Pokharel, Trilochan Paudyal, Ishwari Ghimire, Anil Kumar Gupta and Anita Paudyal. https://bit.ly/33R1Tqo  
  • Quality of Public Service Delivery in Nepal: Further Analysis of Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18. Thematic Report, 2018. Authors: Trilochan Pokharel, Bhim Prasad Subedi, Rajendra Adhikari, Shiva Hari Adhikari and Anil Kumar Gupta. https://bit.ly/3mWoABe  
  • Multiculturalism in Nepali Public Sector Organizatons. 14th South Asian Management Forum. Conference Proceeding, 2017.  Authors: Shiva Hari Adhikari, Anil Kumar Gupta and Gyan Laxmi Shrestha. https://bit.ly/3lX6OMI  

Special Assessment

  • Member, Pre-training Preparation and Evaluation Committee (20 July 2022- July 2023), Forest Research and Training Center, Ministry of Forest and Environment.
  • Team Member, Local Governance, Gender Responsive and Socially Inclusive Public Finance Management: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices; (Mapping Individual and Institutional Capacities of Local Government Functionaries in Gender Responsive and Social Inclusion Planning and Budgeting in Three Provinces in Nepal (2022).
  • Team Member, Advanced Course on Management and Development (ACMD): A Review and Redesign (2022).
  • Team Member, PLGSP Baseline Survey (2021).
  • Team Member, Basic Administration Training (BAT): A Review and Redesign (2021).
  • Team Member, Supporting Sub National Governments for Localizing and Integrating SDGs in Local Plans (2019-20).
  • Research Manager, Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 (2017-18).
  • Research Manager, Capacity Need Assessment of Local Government 2018/19 (2018-19).
  • Data Analyst, Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 (2018).
  • Data Analyst, Public Services in Nepal: Citizen's Experiences, 2017 (2017).
  • Editor (Member), Cases of Public Administration in Nepal, Vol. 3, 4 and 5. Published by Nepal Administrative Staff College.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management and Development and Development Studies, Published by Nepal Administrative Staff College.

Paper Presentations

  •  International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Deeper links, stronger institutions, decent jobs Building better TVET systems (September 15-16, 2023). Paper title: Youth Employment in Nepal: Do Socio-Educational Factors Matter?. 
  • Annual conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA): New Governance Challenges Towards Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the World (December 3-4, 2022). Paper title: “Integrating Sustainable Development Goals in Local Plans: Unravelling the Practices and Encounters of Local Governments in Nepal”.
  • EROPA Conference 2022_Governance and Public Administration in COVID-19: Learning, Innovations, and Reforms in Managing Global Changes, 14-15 September 2022. Paper title "Citizen Satisfaction With Public Service: What Factors Affect?".
  • 11th International Conference on Operational Research for Sustainable Development, 01-02 February 2020. Paper title "Investment in Education and its Outcome in Nepal".
  • International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 11-12 September 2019. Paper title "Job Accountability in Nepali Bureaucracy: What Does Matter?
  • Public Policy and Governance in South Asia: Expanding Public Choices and Market Opportunities, 4-5 July 2019. Paper title "Accountability in Nepali Bureaucracy: What Matters" and Politicians and Bureaucrats Relations in Local Governance of Nepal.
  • Annual Conference on Public Administration and The Future: Challenges and Opportunities in Realizing SDGs and Directions for Reform and Capacity Building, 22-23 May 2019. Paper title "Know Your Citizen for Transforming Public Service Delivery: A Step Taken in Nepal by National Governance Survey. (Jointly presented with Maki I. Tsumagari).
  • Public Policy and Governance in South Asia: Towards Justice and Prosperity, 28-29 June, 2018. Paper title " Citizen Charter in Public Sector Organization: Does It Really Work?.
  • Policy Discourse and Research Conference on Public Policy and Governance in South Asia, 10-11 July 2017. Paper title "Corruption in Nepal: Level, Pattern and Trend Analysis".

Area of Interest

  • Development, Governance, Administration and Social Research

Academic Links 

Awards

  • 'Akira Nakamura' Best Paper Award at the annual conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA): New Governance Challenges Towards Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the World (December 3-4, 2022), Shanghai, China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • Best Employee Award, Nepal Administrative Staff College, 2019
  • Nepal Bidhya Bhusan 'Kha' (Gold Medal) for scholastic achievement for M.A in Population Studies/Demography (First Class First), 2015