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Academic article
  • 2019. Mismatch between lower performance and higher trust in the civil service: Can culture provide an explanation? International Political Science Review. 1-15.
  • 2017. Institutional design for credence goods: Can the existence of financial incentive be problematic? Evidences from childbirth system of Bangladesh. International Journal of Public Administration. 1192-1203.
  • 2017. Dynamics of Corruption and Citizens’ Trust in Anti-Corruption Agencies in Three South Asian Countries. Public Organization Review. 1-20.
  • 2016. Introduction to the Special Issue. International Journal of Public Administration. 647-651.
  • 2016. Citizens’ trust in anticorruption agencies: a comparison between Bangladesh and Nepal. International Journal of Public Administration. 676-685.
  • 2014. Inter-organizational Coordination in Urban Governance in Bangladesh: A Tale of Two Cities. Nepalese Journal of Public Policy and Governance. 1-22.
  • 2013. Understanding Administrative Culture: Some Theoretical and Methodological Remarks. International Journal of Public Administration. 900-909.
  • 2013. The Institutional Trust Paradox in Bangladesh. Public Organization Review. 459-476.
  • 2013. Introduction: Governance in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Public Organization Review. 341-347.
  • 2013. Introduction to the Special Issue on Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries. International Journal of Public Administration. 897-899.
  • 2012. Inter-organizational coordination and corruption in urban policy implementation in Bangladesh: a case of Rajshahi city corporation. International Journal of Public Administration. 352-366.
  • 2011. Citizens' trust in public and political institutions in Nepal. International Political Science Review. 417-437.
  • 2011. Challenges of coordination in implementing urban policy : the Bangladesh experienc". Public Organization Review. 155-176.
  • 2011. Adressing HIV/AIDS challenges in Uganda: does social capital generation by NGOs matter? SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS. 2-12.
  • 2010. Understanding cultural theories from metataheoretical approaches. Philosophy and Progress. 41-86.
  • 2010. Social Capital: A panacea for HIV/AIDS challenges in Uganda? Journal of Development Issues. 65-96.
  • 2010. Policy Making in Urban Bangladesh: Whose Domination? Nepalese Journal of Public Policy and Governance.
  • 2009. The state of bureaucratic representativeness and administrative culture in Nepal. Contemporary South Asia. 193-211.
  • 2009. Conflict in the Chittagong Hill tracts of Bangladesh: An unimplemented accord and continued violence. Asian Survey. 1052-1070.
  • 2008. The elusive peace accord in the Chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh and the plight of the indigenous people. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 464-489.
  • 2003. Talking back! Empowerment and mobile phones in rural Bangladesh: A study of the Volage Phone of Grameen bank. Contemporary South Asia. 327-348.
  • 2002. The Normative Roots of Administrative Culture in Bangladesh. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. 72-95.
  • 2002. Administrative Culture in Bangladesh: Tensions between Tradition and Modernity. International Review of Sociology. 93-125.
  • 2001. Electoral Participation in Bangladesh: Explaining Regional Variations. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 51-72.
  • 2001. Electoral Participation in Bangladesh: Explaining Regional Variations. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 51-72.
Report
  • 2016. Data Book on Governance and Citizens' Trust Survey in Bangladesh. .
  • 2016. Data Book on Governance and Citizen Charter Survey Bangladesh 2011. .
  • 2015. THE STATE OF GOVERNANCE AND CITIZEN’S TRUST IN PUBLIC AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS IN NEPAL. .
  • 2010. Status of the Implementation of Citizen Charter in Municipalities in Nepal. .
  • 2010. Citizen's Trust in Public Political Institutions in Nepal. .
  • 2009. Proceedings of International Conference on Challenges in South Asia. .
  • 2004. Knowledge Production and Knowledge Transfer: A Tracer Sttudy of Alumni of the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen. .
  • 2004. Institutions, Civil Society, and Public Policies in Developing Countries. .
  • 2003. Knowledge Production and Knowledge Transfer: A Tracer Study of Alumni of the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen. .
  • 2002. Talking Back! Empowerment and Mobile Phones in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of the Village Pay Phone of Grameen Bank. R0118. R0118. .
  • 2001. Talking Back: Empowerment and Mobile Phones in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of the Village Pay Phone of Grameen Bank. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2005. The Culture of Tadbir: The “Building Block” of Decision Making in the Civil Service of Bangladesh.
Academic lecture
  • 2016. The Promise of Representative Bureaucracy and Citizen’s Trust in the Civil Service in Nepal.
  • 2015. Citizens’ Trust in Anti-Corruption Agencies: Bangladesh and Nepal Compared .
  • 2014. Citizens' Trust in Public Institutions: Bangladesh and Nepal Compared.
  • 2012. Meeting MDG Goals in Nepal: Efforts and Challenges for Reducing Poverty.
  • 2012. Citizens’ Trust in Public Officials: Bangladesh and Nepal Compared.
  • 2011. River pollution in Kathmandu Valley: A challenge of natural resource management.
  • 2011. Regional Cooperation in Academic Capacity Building added value or added challenges.
  • 2011. Citizen's trust in public and political institutions in Bangladesh and Nepal.
  • 2011. Citizen's Trust in Public and Political Institutions: Examples from South Asia.
  • 2010. Prospects and Challenges of E-Governance for Service Delivery in Nepal.
  • 2010. Dynamics of Civil Society Governance in Nepal.
  • 2009. Citizens' trust in public and political institutions in Nepal.
  • 2008. CITIZENS’ TRUST IN PUBLIC AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS IN NEPAL.
  • 2005. Knowledge Production and Knowledge Transfer: Prospects for Learning and Competence Building among MPA Graduates.
  • 2004. Knoweldge Production and Knowledge Transfer: A Tracer Study of Alumni of the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, UiB.
  • 2004. Building Social Capital in Uganda.
  • 2003. The Culture of Tadbir: The “Building Block” of Decision Making in the Civil Service of Bangladesh.
  • 2002. Understanding Adminitrative Culture: The case of Bangladesh.
  • 2002. Talking back! Empowerment and mobile phones in rural Bangladesh: A study of the village pay phone of Grameen Bank.
  • 2002. Master of Philosophy in Public Administration: An introduction.
  • 2001. Mastersstudiet på Institutt for Administrasjon og organisasjonsvitenskap.
  • 2001. Good Governance: Prospects and Challenges.
Editorial
  • 2013. Special Issue: Governance in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Public Organization Review: A Global Journal. 341-476.
  • 2013. Special Issue: Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries. International Journal of Public Administration. 896-1006.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2018. Civil Service Management and Administrative Systems in South Asia. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2014. Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries. Routledge.
  • 2013. In Search of Better Governance in South Asia and Beyond. Springer.
  • 2011. Understanding Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh. MPPG/North South University.
Academic monograph
  • 2007. Administrative Culture in Bangladesh.
  • 2002. Tracer Study and Evaluation of Higher Education.
Non-fiction book
  • 2015. Introduction to the Special Issue on Administrative Culture in Developed and Transitional Countries. Routledge.
  • 2015. Governance in South, Southeast, and East Asia: Trends, Issues and Challenges. Springer.
Compendium
  • 2002. Compendium of Tracer Study.
Masters thesis
  • 2005. Institutionalization of performance appraisal system: A case study of the Maldivian public service.
  • 2005. Implementing Citizen's Charter: A study of Panchkula (Harayana) Municipal Council in India.
  • 2005. Analysis of decision making in Uganda’s social security and pension policy reform.
  • 2005. Administrative culture in Nepal: Does it reflect the dominant socio-cultural values of Nepal.
  • 2004. Problems of urban governance in Bangladesh. A study on the lack of co ordination in policy implementation in the Rajshahi city corporation.
  • 2004. Participation in forestry. A study of people`s participation on the social forestry policy in Bangladesh : myth or reality?
  • 2004. Governance of higher education in Bangladesh. A comperative study of two universities.
  • 2004. An anatomy of public policy implementation. Lessons from the first and second attempts at the value added tax system in Ghana.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2019. Relationships among Governance Quality, Institutional Performance, and (Dis)Trust: Trends and Tensions. A Quest for Critical Ingredients of Institutional Trust.
  • 2007. The AIDS Pandemic in Uganda. Social Capital and the role of NGOs in Alleviating the Impact of HIV/AIDS.
  • 1998. Administrative Culture in Public Administration: Five Essays on Bangladesh. 9801.
Interview
  • 2009. Local Participation Must for Good Governance.
Documentary
  • 2009. Is Our Civil Service in Limbo?
  • 2009. Expatriates and Policy.
  • 2009. Demise of Hartals...
  • 2009. Agonies of Indigenous People.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2018. introduction: Understanding Civil Service in South Asia. 24 pages.
  • 2018. The Promise of Representative Bureaucracy and Citizens' Trust in the Civil Service in Nepal. 22 pages.
  • 2016. Knowledge Generation Through Joint Research: What Can South and North Learn from Each Other . 16 pages.
  • 2015. Does Governance Matter in South Asia and Beyond? 14 pages.
  • 2015. Citizens’ Trust in Public and Political Institutions in Bangladesh and Nepal. 17 pages.
  • 2014. Kulturteori-kan kultur velges? 19 pages.
  • 2013. Understanding Governance in South Asia. 24 pages.
  • 2013. Introduction. 12 pages.
  • 2013. Citizens' Trust in Public Officials: Bangladesh and Nepal Compared. 20 pages.
  • 2013. Challenges of Democratic Governance in South Asia and Beyond. 10 pages.
  • 2013. Benefits and Challenges of E-Governance for Service Delivery in Nepal. 17 pages.
  • 2011. Academic Standards versus Political Loyalty in Higher Educational Institutions in Bangladesh: The Case of Rajshahi University. 14 pages.
  • 2010. Analyzing Parliamentary Election of 2008 in Bangladesh and its Aftermath. 28 pages.
  • 2007. Building Social Capital in Uganda: The Rolde of NGOs in Mitigating HIV/AIDS Challenges. 43 pages.
  • 2005. The culture of Tadbir : the "Building Block" of decision-making in the civil service of Bangladesh/Ishtiaq Jamil and.
  • 2000. NGOs and Administration of Development Aid in Bangladesh: Does there Exist a Development Regime? 28 pages.
  • 2000. Kulturteori - kan kultur velges? (Cultural Theory - Can Culture be Chosen?). 22 pages.
Other
  • 2001. An Evaluation of Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPA). 27-40.
Popular scientific book
  • 2018. Civil Service Management and Administrative Systems in South Asia. Palgrave Macmillan.
Foreword
  • 2018. Preface. v-vi.
Chapter
  • 2014. Understanding Administrative Culture: Some Theoretical and Methodologiical Challenges. 4-13. In:
    • 2014. Administrative Culture in Developing and Transitional Countries. Routledge.
  • 2000. Kulturteori. . In:
    • 2000. Det kommunale laboratorium. Fagbokforlaget.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  1. 2011, Understanding Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh”, in Jamil, I., S. Aminuzzaman, S. Askvik, and Sk. Haque (ed.), North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN 978-984-33-3065-5.
  2. 2007, "Administrative Culture in Bangladesh" A H Development Publishing House, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN 984-8360-08-5.

Book Chapters:

  1. 2011, “Introduction”, in Jamil, I., S. Aminuzzaman, S. Askvik, and Sk. Haque (ed.), Understanding Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. vii-xiii.
  2. 2011, “Status of Citizen’s Charter in Urban Governments: Bangladesh and Nepal Compared”, in Jamil, I., S. Aminuzzaman, S. Askvik, and Sk. Haque (ed.), Understanding Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 175-194.
  3. 2011, "Conclusion" in Jamil, I., S. Aminuzzaman, S. Askvik, and Sk. Haque (ed.), Understanding Governance and Public Policy in Bangladesh, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 215-222.
  4. 2011, "Academic Standard versus Political Loyalty in Higher Educational Institutions in Bangladesh: The Case of Rajshahi University", coauthored with Pranab kumar Panday, in Sharif As-Saber, Rumki Basu, Raza Ahmad, R.F.I. Smith, and Amad Marthada Mohammed (ed.) "Governance and Human Capital: The 21st Century Agenda", Steling Publishers Private Limited, New Delhi.
  5. 2010, "Analyzing Parliamentary Election of 2008 in Bangladesh and its Aftermath", coauthored with Pranab Kumar Panday, inn Juha Vartola, Ismo Lumijärvi and Mohammed Asaduzzaman (ed.) Towards Good Governance in South Asia, University of Tampere, Finland, pp. 315-342.
  6. 2007, “Building Social Capital in Uganda: The Role of NGOs in Mitigating HIV/AIDS Challenges”, co-authored with Roberts Muriisa, in Santap Sanhari Mishra Edited “NGOs: An Introduction”, ICFAI University Press, India.
  7. 2005, ”Kulturteori – kan kultur velges? (Cultural Theory – Can Culture be Chosen?), in Harald Baldersheim and Lawrence Rose (ed.) Det kommunale laboratorium, Fagbokforlaget, Bergen, pp. 231-252.
  8. 2005, “The Culture of Tadbir : The "Building Block" of Decision-Making in the Civil Service of Bangladesh, coauthored with Mahfuzul Haque, in Globalization and Good Governance : Pressures for Constructive Reforms/edited by R.B. Jain. New Delhi, Deep and Deep, xv, pp. 175-203.
  9. 2001, An Evaluation of Master of Philosophy in Public Administration (MPA) Program, in Ivar Nordmo (ed.) Universitets Pedagogisk Utviklingsarbeid i Bergen, UPED-skrift nr. 1/2001, pp. 27-40.
  10. 2000, ”NGOs and Administration of Development Aid in Bangladesh: Does There Exist a Development Regime?”, Farhad Hossain, Marko Ulvila, and Ware Newaz (ed.) Learning NGOs and the Dynamics of Development Partnership, Dhaka Ahsania Mission in cooperation with Coalition for Environment and Development, Finland, Dhaka, January, 2000, pp. 143-170.
  11. 1996, “Administrative Culture in Bangladesh”, in Mette Halskov Hansen and Arild Engelsen Ruud (ed.) Weak? Strong? Civil? Embedded? New Perspectives on State-Society Relations in the Non-Western World? Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, SUM Report no. 5, ISSN 0806-4741, ISBN 82-90391-32-3.

Journal Articles:

  1. 2011, "Inter-organizational Coordination and Corruption in Urban Policy Implementation in Bangladesh: A Case of Rajshahi City Corporation", in International Journal of Public Administration, 35:5, pp. 352-366.
  2. 2011, "Addressing HIV/AIDS Challenges in Uganda: Does Social Capital Generation Matter?", cooathored with Roberts Muriisa, (forthcoming) in SAHARAJ (Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS), South Africa.
  3. 2011, "Citizen's Trust in Public and Political Institutions in Nepal" co-authored with Steinar Askvik and Tek Nath Dhakal, International Political Science Review, DOI: 10.1177/01925121103774372010,
  4. 2011, "Social Capital: A Panacea for HIV/AIDS Challenges in Uganda", coauthored with Roberts Muriisa, in Journal of Development Issues, volume 2, Number 1/2, December, Uganda, pp. 65-96.
  5. 2010, "Understanding Cultural Theories from Metatheoretical Approaches", in Philosophy and Progress, Volume XLVII-XLVIII, January-June, July-December, Dev Centre for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISSN: 1607-2278, pp. 41-86.
  6. 2010, "Policy Making in urban Bangladesh: Whose Domination?", coauthored with Pranab Panday Nepalese Journal of Public Plicy and Governance, Volume: XXVII, Number: 2, Issue: July-December. ISSN (Electronic version): 2091-02, Online Journal.
  7. 2010, "Challenges of Coordination in Implementing Urban Policy: The Bangladesh Experience", coauthored with Pranab Panday, Public Organization Review, online publication DOI 10.1007/s11115-010-0116-5.
  8. 2009, “Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh: An Unimplemented Accord and Continued Violence", Asian Survey, Vol XLIX, NO. 6, November/December.
  9. 2009, The State of Bureaucratic Representativeness and Administrative Culture in Nepal”, coauthored with Rameshwor Dangal, Journal of Contemporary South Asia, Vol. 17, No. 2, June, Routledge, England, pp. 193–211.
  10. 2008, “The Elusive Peace Accord in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and the Continuous Agonies of the Indigenous People”, coauthored with Pranab Panday, Journal of Contemporary and Commonwealth Politics, Vol. 46, No. 4, 464–489, November, Routledge, England.
  11. 2004, ”Talking Back! Empowerment and Mobile Phones in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of the Village Phone Scheme of Grameen Bank” coauthored with Harald Baldersheim and Salahuddin Aminuzzaman, Journal of Contemporary South Asia 12 (3), September, 2003, pp. 327-348.
  12. 2002, ”Administrative Culture in Bangladesh: Tensions between Tradition and Modernity”, International Review of Sociology, Vol. 12, No. 1 2002, pp. 93-125. Also published in Asian Profile.
  13. 2002, ”The Normative Roots of Administrative Culture in Bangladesh” (Revised), Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, vol. XXVI, No 1 Fall 2002, Villanova University, USA, pp. 72-95.
  14. 2001,”Electoral Participation in Bangladesh: Explaining Regional Variations”, coauthored with Harald Baldersheim and Salahuddin Aminuzzaman, in The Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Vol. 39, No. 1, July, 2001, pp. 51-72.
  15. 1998, ”Administrative Culture in Bangladesh: Tensions between Tradition and Modernity”, Asian Profile, Vol. 26, No. 5 issue (October l998) Canada.
  16. 1998, ”Administrative Culture in Bangladesh: A Tiger in Disguise?” in Politics, Administration and Change: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, No. 29, January-June, 1998, Austra¬lia/Bangladesh pp. 36-68.
  17. 1998, ”Transactional Friction between NGOs and Public Agencies in Bangladesh: Culture or Dependency?” Journal of Contemporary South Asia, volume 7 (1), 1998, Carfax, England.
  18. 1994, "Administrative Culture: A Mode of Understanding Public Administration Across Cultures", Research in Urban Policy, Volume 5, Jai Press, 1994, pp. 275-294, also came out as LOS-senter Notat 9321.
  19. 1998, ”La cultura administrativa: una forma de comprender la administración pública en distintas culturas” in gestión y política pública, vol. VII, núm. 1, México, primer semestre de, pp. 61-82. This article is translation of article nr. 13 “Administrative Culture: A Mode of Understanding Administration Across Cultures”.

Book Review:

  1. 1993, “Culture and Organization, Software of the Mind, Intercultural Cooperation and Its Importance for Survival”, in Norsk statensvitenskapelig tidsskrift, (9), 4: pp. 315-317.

Reports:

  1. 2010, "Report on Status of the Implementation of Citizen Charter in Municipalities in Nepal", coauthored with Tek Nath Dhakal, Kathmanu, p. 92, ISBN: 978-9937-524-10-0.
  2. 2010, "Citizens' Trust in Public and Political Institutions in Nepal", coauthored with Tek Nath Dhakal, Central Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, ISBN: 978-9937-524-12-4, Pages 78.
  3. 2004, “Knowledge Production and Knowledge Transfer: A Tracer Study of Alumni of the Department of Administration and Organization Theory”, Report 84, 2004, University of Bergen, pages 55.
  4. 2004, “Institutions, Civil Society and Public Policies in Developing Countries”, co-edited with S. M. Abdul Quddus and Roberts Kabeba Muriisa, Department of Administration and Organization Theory”, Report 85, 2004, University of Bergen, pages 172.
  5. 2001, “Talking Back! Empowerment and Mobile Phones in Rural Bangladesh: A Study of the Village Pay Phone of Grameen Bank, Coauthored with Harald Baldersheim and Salahuddin Aminuzzaman, Rapport R0118, LOS-Senteret, Bergen, Norway, pages 83.
  6. 2000, “Roads to Democracy” Explaining Regional Variations in Electoral Turnout in Bangladesh”, co-authored with Harald Baldersheim and Salahuddin Aminuzzaman, LOS-senter Notat 0011, LOS-Senteret, Bergen, Norway, pages 24.
  7. 2000, ”Developmental Atlas for Regions in Bangladesh: A Demonstration of the Regional Database Project”, co-authored with Harald Baldersheim and Salahuddin Aminuzzaman, LOS-senter Notat 0027, Bergen, Norway, pages 24.
  8. 1998, Administrative Culture in Public Adminstration: Five essays on Bangladesh, LOS-senteret Rapport R9801, Bergen, pages 212.
  9. 1997, "Conceptualizing Theories of Organizational and Political Cultures from Metatheoretical Perspectives", LOS-Senter Notat 9733, Bergen, pages 32.
  10. 1995, ”Kan fem bli til en? Folks syn på kommunepolitikk og kommunale tjenester foran kommunesammenslåingen i Fredrikstadområdet”, co-authored with Harald Baldersheim, Audun Offerdal, and Lawrence Rose, LOS-senter Notat 9503, LOS-Senteret, Bergen, Norway, pages 109.
  11. 1993, ”Rapport fra en publikumsundersøkelse i Strand Kommune”, coauthored with Alf Håvard Dahl, commissioned by Strand kommune, Norway, pages 70.
  12. 1992, ”Hva mener folk om fylkeskommunen? Rapport fra en publikumsundersøkelse for Rogaland fylkeskommune”, Co-authored with Harald Baldersheim, LOS-senter Notat 92/15, LOS-Senteret, Bergen, Norway, pages 61.
  13. 1991, “Size and Local Democracy in Norway”, LOS-senter Notat 91/43, LOS-Senteret, Bergen, Norway pages 23.
  14. 1990, “Folks syn på kommunepolitikk og kommunale tjenester”, ansvarlig for tabellverket, LOS-senter Rapport 90/2, LOS-senteret, Bergen, pages 123.
  15. 1989, “Fiscal Stress and Political Environments: Cleavages or Leadership Opportunities?” co-authored with Harald Baldersheim and Sissel Hovik, LOS-senter Notat, 89/43, LOS-senteret, Bergen, Norway, pages 35.
  16. 1989, “Innovations by Local Governments: A Cpmparative Study of Local Government Innovations in Norway and France”, Department of Administration and Organization Theory, Los-Senteret, Spring, pages 162.

 

Chief Project Coordinator (2008-2011) “Master in Public Policy and Governance (MPPG)” a collaborative higher education project (master studies) among University of Bergen, Norway, Trihuvan University, Nepal, North South University, Bangladesh, and Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka. The MPPG is anchored in North South University, Bangladesh. The project at present has 44 MPPG students from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The project is funded by NORAD under the Norwegian Master Program (NOMA). The project has also undertaken nation wide survey on Citizens Trust in Political and Public Institutions in Bangladesh. Forthcoming survey in October 2009 is on Citizen Charter in Local Government in Bangladesh.

Principal Investigator (2007-2011) of project “Governance Matters: Assessing, Diagnosing and Addressing Challenges of Governance in Nepal” in collaboration with Central Department of Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. The project has 4 PhD students and has undertaken a number of research projects such as Nepal Trust Survey and Nepal Citizen Charter Survey. The project is financed by NORAD under the Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Education (NUFU). Project output: 1) International conference in Kathmandu December 2008 titled “Challenges of Governance in South Asia” with 4 key note speeches, 35 papers, and around 200 participants, publication of Nepalese Journal of Policy and Governance. First issue July/August 2009. 2) Publications on administrative culture, trust, citizen charter in international and national journals, reports, and dissemination seminars.