It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to the newly launched SANPA website. The South Asian Network for Public Administration (SANPA) is the product of the enthusiasm and collaboration of a corps of dedicated scholars and practitioners in public administration in South Asia. SANPA’s mission is to foster excellence in the study and practice of public administration in South Asia, a region still battling to establish effective governance in the pursuit of sustainable development for global wellbeing. SANPA can serve as a vital platform to advance the art and science of public administration in the region, and support state initiatives in enhancing creativity and innovation, capability and professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness, and accountability and integrity in South Asia’s public services.
The purpose of this website is to disseminate information on new developments in public administration from around the world, share knowledge on governance problems and practices in the region, establish links between SANPA and other national and regional organizations, and create a forum for strategic thinking on public policy issues. Through this website, our members can partner with one another, either individually or collectively, in research and study, and showcase their academic and professional accomplishments. In short, this website stands to serve as the hub or nerve centre for South Asian public administration.
Habib Zafarullah, Ph.D.
Founding Chair, SANPA