Abiha Zahra, Ph.D.

Dr. Abiha Zahra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Governance and Global Studies, Information Technology University. She has obtained her PhD in Public Administration from KU Leuven, Belgium as an IRO doctoral scholar. Her research revolved around structural reforms and performance management systems in the State Organizations of Pakistan. She has developed a Pakistan State Administration Database (a longitudinal data base to study life cycle changes of state organizations in Pakistan). She has also worked in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway to explore the role of political and administrative state actors in reforms. She has worked for a European project, COBRA (Comparative Public Organization Data Base for Research and Analysis – network) on the Governance and Management of Public sector organizations around the world with her team’s work focused on Pakistan. Prior to joining the Information Technology University, she has served as an Assistant professor at University of Management &Technology and as a Lecturer at University of Central Punjab. She is still working as a distant research fellow with Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium while preparing the forthcoming book on Public sector reforms in Pakistan. Dr. Zahra obtained her MPhil (Management Sciences) with roll of honor from Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab and MBA (HR) with silver medal from COMSATS University Islamabad.

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Aisha Azhar, Ph.D.

Dr. Aisha Azhar, a Fulbright Scholar, has completed her PhD and master’s degrees in Public Administration & Policy from Florida State University (FSU), USA. Dr. Azhar was awarded for the fellowship of BIARI 2017 (USA) for the Humanitarian Response and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, a competitive award for one representative from each country. Since then she is working, as affiliated researcher, with Brown University’s Humanitarian Innovation Initiative’ at their Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs. Dr Azhar has undertaken several funded projects, as principal investigator, on women empowerment (PUAN-USAID); PA education in Pakistan (Aga Khan) and more recently the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative (HI²). Dr. Azhar has published extensively in national and international journals. Her most notable publications appeared in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and Sustainable Development.

Akram Hossain, Ph.D.

Dr. Akram Hossain is an assistant professor at the department of political science and sociology, North South University, Bangladesh. Akram Hossain completed his Doctoral studies at the Department of Government, University of Bergen (UiB), Norway. His Ph.D. research is “Democratic Legitimacy in South Asia and Beyond: Does Culture Matter?”. He graduated in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka and trained in research methodology with a specialization in quantitative approach. The major areas of his research interest include democracy, culture and values, political Islam, public administration, and South Asia. His book chapters have been published in Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, and journal articles include publications in Springer, Sage, and other journals such as the International Journal of Public Sector Management, Teaching Public Administration, Migration Letters, and South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance, Teaching Public Administration, Migration Letters and South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance.

Aisha Rizwan, Ph.D.

Dr. Aisha Rizwan is an assistant professor at the Institute of Administrative Sciences University of the Punjab, Lahore. She teaches various courses in Public Management, Marketing, and some research-oriented modules at BS, MPhil, and Ph.D. levels. She has a Ph.D. in Public Management from Utrecht University, School of Governance, Netherlands. She was awarded a gold medal in Master’s in public administration for securing the first position and was also awarded the roll of honor in MPhil for achieving excellent academic performance. During this period, she worked as a project coordinator on a research project on the Governance and Management of Public Sector Organizations in Pakistan, in collaboration with the COBRA network of the European Group of Public Administration. Her research interests are in Public Sector Reforms, E-Governance, and Collaborative Governance. She has published papers in both national and international journals and has also contributed a book chapter on Federal agencies in Pakistan, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She has also presented her work at international conferences hosted in Italy and France. She is currently the coordinator for the BS program at IAS and also convenes an institutional level Events and Extra-curricular Management Committee. She is also the student advisor for all the programs at the Institute of Administrative Sciences.

Alok Kumar Gaurav, M.Phil.

Mr. Alok Kumar Gaurav is appointed as assistant professor in the newly established department of public administration at the Central University of Karnataka, India. Previously, he was working as Rajiv Gandhi National Senior Research Fellow in the department of public administration, University of Lucknow. He is also pursuing his doctoral degree, which revolves around the fundamental concepts of organisation development, information and communication technologies and the human resource in it. He also holds M.Phil. degree in public administration. He completed his Master’s in Public Administration in the year 2015 with specialization in human resource management and public policy. Apart from his research, he has been teaching in the department of public administration, University of Lucknow since 2015. He has presented research papers in various international and nation seminars/workshop in the spectrum of public administration, specifically on e-governance, accountability and corruption, leadership, higher education, organisation behaviour and development. He holds professional membership in various national and international organisations of his subject. Major research interests include: police administration, organisation development and change, organisational behaviour, measuring governance, e-governance.

Alok Mishra

Mr. Alok Mishra is the Deputy Director-General, Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog, India where he oversees evaluation studies, external engagement, and capacity building initiatives. Prior to this, he served as the senior deputy director at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, as director (IITs and IIITs) and director (international cooperation) at the Ministry of Education, and in the media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Mr. Alok holds a master’s in public policy and management from IIM-Bangalore and Syracuse University, USA.

Amani Moazzam, Ph.D.

Dr. Amani Moazzam has been working as an Assistant Professor at IAS. She teaches mostly research methods and management related courses at BS, MPhil and PhD level.She has a PhD in Management from the Institute ofAdministrative Sciences and her research interests are Gender in Management, Organizational Behavior and other diversity issues.She has strong background in Quantitative DataAnalysis using softwares such as SPSS and AMOS. She has an increasing number of publications to her name both nationally and internationally. She is currently the Editor in Chief of Governance and Management Review Journal. She has presented her work in international conferences hosted at Malaysia and Australia as well as the reputed BritishAcademy of Management and University of Northampton,UK.She was on the organizing team of IAS 1st National Conference in the capacity of the Conference Coordinator.

Professor Amir Mohammad Nasrullah, Ph.D.

Dr. Amir Mohammad Nasrullah, a Professor of Public Administration, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Management Studies from Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, The UK. Earlier he received his Master of Social Science (MSS) degree with Honors in Public Administration from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Professor Nasrullah regularly teaches various courses on the broader field of governance, public administration and management that include major issues and theories of Public Administration, Rural Development, Local Government, Public Policy, Environmental Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Management of Public and Non Profit Enterprises, Project Management, Total Quality Management, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management etc. Professor Amir Nasrullah has published four books, including Micro Enterprise Policy Development: A Developing Country Perspective (2015) published from New Delhi, India. He presented a number of research papers in different national and international conferences. Consequently, he has contributed as many as 40 scholarly research articles and book chapters published from different publishers, such as Routledge, McMillan, Serials, and UPL etc. Dr. Amir Mohammad Nasrullah is associted with many national and international organizations such as the British Academy of Management (BAM), London; International Council for Small Business (ICSB), George Washington University, USA; Bangladesh British Alumni Network (BBAN); South Asian Network for Governance Studies (SANGS); The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; Salam Islam Foundation (SIF) etc. He is also an adviser, trustee and syndicate member of Bandarban University; member of the Board of Advanced Studies, Chittagong University; member of the Academic Council of Southern University, Bandarban University and Britania Universirty etc. Professor Amir is involved with M.Phil. and Ph.D. research degree supervision. Moreover, he is an external examiner of many universities at the Ph.D. level both at home and abroad, and reviewer of different academic journals.

Aneeqa Suhail, Ph.D.

Aneeqa Suhail is a native of Pakistan and obtained her Ph.D. on IRO scholarship from Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium. Previously, she has completed her M. Phil in management sciences from Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. She also serves as a visiting professor at Public Governance Institute, KU Leuven, Belgium. Her research interests include strategic human resource management (HRM), HR devolution/implementation, employee outcomes and performance in both public and private sectors covering developed and developing countries. She is part of Islamic Public Value research project Her work has been published in South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration and International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, Natural Hazard Review.

Anil Kumar Gupta, M.Phil.

Mr. Anil Kumar Gupta is a Deputy Director of Studies at Nepal Administrative Staff College. He is an M.Phil. graduate in Development Studies from Kathmandu University in 2018. He also holds Master of Arts in Demography/Population Studies in 2011 and a Master of Education in Population Education in 2013 from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He received Nepal Bidhya Bhusan “Kha” (Gold Medal) in 2015 for his scholarly achievement in M.A in Population Studies/Demography. He has published journal articles in reputed national and international journals. He is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Management and Development Studies, a peer-reviewed journal published by Nepal Administrative Staff College. His areas of interest include population, development, administration, governance, and social research.

Anil Kumar Kukkamalla, Ph.D.

Dr. Anil Kumar Kukkamalla is an assistant professor at K L Deemed to be University, India.

Anushree Ghoshal, M.Phil.

Mrs. Anushree Ghoshal has completed her graduation from The University of Burdwan (BU) and ranked second from BU in Political Science. She has completed Master of Arts from The University of Burdwan in 2016 and she got University Gold Medal for the highest marks and received the Dhirendra Jibendra Bronze Padak for the highest percentage in Political Science. She has completed M.Phil. from the same university and now pursuing Ph.D. from Diamond Harbour Women’s University. She also qualified West Bengal SET (State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professorship)- 2018 in Political Science. Her area of specialisation includes Political Science, International Relations. She has also possessed teaching experience in Political Thought and Theories, Indian Constitution, Comparative Politics and Government, Public Administration, International Relations and Foreign Policy, International Law, and Defence Studies. She started her journey as a guest faculty in Political Science Department at MUC women’s College, under the University of Burdwan. She also delivered lectures in APJ Abdul Kalam Azad Govt Degree College, New Town for 2 months February and March 2019. From February 2019 to October, 2023, she was appointed as a faculty member in Political Science, Department of Law at The University of Neotia (TNU), Diamond Harbour, South 24pgs.

Ayesha Hanif

Ayesha Hanif is serving as an Assistant Professor at Institute of Administrative Sciences. She is serving the institute as a faculty member since 2009. Her areas of teaching are Public Administration and Society, Political and Economic History of Pakistan, Governance, Policy and Management. Her areas of interest and research are Public Policy, Governance and Comparative Public Administration. Currently she is enrolled in PhD Program at Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) at Leiden University, Netherlands.

Ashraful Alam

Mr. Ashraful Alam is a civil service practitioner with over 11 years of professional experience. He works as a Deputy Director of Governance Innovation Unit (GIU), Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh. Before this, Mr. Alam served in different roles like Upazila Nirbahi Officer (the chief executive of a sub-district) of Saturia, Manikganj, Deputy Director of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center, Assistant Commissioner of Chattogram District. While working as Upazila Nirbahi Officer (the chief executive of a sub-district) of Saturia, Manikganj, he introduced three-wheeler ‘Grameen Ambulance’ for the poor people living remotely from the upazila health complex having narrow road transportation facilities. Mr. Alam obtained a master’s degree in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s in Business Administration in finance from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He published articles and book chapters on poverty & inequality, economic growth, sustainable development, migration, governance, etc.

Badri Narayan Kar

Mr. Badri Narayan Kar, who holds a post graduate degree in Geography from the University of Calcutta, is a professional civil servant with experience spanning over three decades. Besides, he obtained post graduate diploma in disaster management and Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing in order to enhance his academic knowledge for the discharge of his administrative responsibilities deftly and dexterously. He joined the West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) in 1994. Currently a Joint Secretary to the Government of West Bengal, B.N Kar served in different districts in West Bengal in different administrative capacities for more than a decade. He has been having a fairly long stint in the Municipal Affairs & Urban Development Department, Government of West Bengal. He started his journey in this Department as the Deputy Director, Local Bodies, and is presently holding the post of the Additional Director, Institute of Local Government and Urban Studies which was set in late 1970s. It is the only state level training and research Institute for urban governance and development in West Bengal. Broadly speaking this Institute is tasked with imparting training to the elected representatives of the urban local bodies and officers and employees attached to them and carrying out research studies coupled with undertaking publications on issues pertaining to urban governance and development. Additionally he is the Chief Executive Officer of a new Industrial Township Authority set up by the Government of West Bengal in the neighborhood of Kolkata and has been working for quite some time as the Executive Officer, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority which is responsible for the creation and management of infrastructures for a growing industrial area in the vicinity of Kolkata In the list of his current administrative responsibilities also include Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in West Bengal established at the instance of the national government to play an instrumental role in urban transformation. He is the State Mission Director of this Programme. The key areas of his academic interest are as follows: urban governance and development, use of GIS for administrative improvement, disaster management.

Professor Bala Ramulu Chinnala

Bala Ramulu Chinnala is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. He was Emeritus Fellow, University Grants Commission, New Delhi and National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. Earlier he was Professor of Public Administration at Kakatiya University, Telangana (1975 to 2010) and served in various academic and administrative capacities. A recipient of several awards, he has also held a number of visiting fellowships. He has published six books and 60 research papers in national and international reputed journals. Bala Ramulu’s books include: Marginalised Communities and Decentralised Institutions in India-an Exclusion and Inclusion Perspective, Routledge (UK) (2021); Governance of Food Security Policies in India, Kalpaz Publications (2016); Technology and Rural Development, Rawat Publications (2000); International Organizations and Rural Employment Programs in India: Emerging Trends, Om Publishers (1999); Development Strategies in India: Emerging Trends, Khama Publishers (coedited, 1993); Public Policies: An Evaluation of Integrated Rural Development Programme, Ajantha Publications (1991); and Administration on Anti-Poverty Programme (A Study of SFDA) Kakatiya School of Public Administration (1984). His teaching and research interests are in the areas of development studies, decentralized governance, rural livelihood, and public policy analysis.

Dilip Raj Paudel

Mr Paudel is a Senior Manager in Employee Provident Fund (EPF), Nepal where he has been working since 1985 in different positions. During his service, he has been involved and gained professional knowledge and skills in auditing, financing matters, human resource development, social security, policy making, among others. Presently, Mr Paudel is the Faculty Member of the Public Administration Campus (PAC), Kathmandu & Management Development Campus (MDC). He is Treasurer of the Public Administration Association of Nepal (PAAN), previously he was treasurer of Management Association Of Nepal (MAN) both are prominent national level organization. He has contributed a number of articles to different journals and is a trainer of various programmes organized by private and public organizations, especially on the subjects of different aspects of Management, Provident Fund, Social Security, Pension etc. Mr Paudel is a PhD Research Scholar of Pokhara University, Nepal and his research area is pension system. He has completed M. Phil. in Public Administration, EMBA, MA (Economics), MA (Sociology), B.A., B.Ed. and Bachelor of Law. He has attended various national and international professional training courses and visited countries are India, Thailand, Australia, Italy, USA, Canada, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherland, China, Japan, Indonesia and Korea.,,

Dilip Sarker, Ph.D

W.M.D.M. Dissanayaka

Mr. W.M.D.M. Dissanayaka is currently working as a Lecturer (Probationary) in the Department of Public Administration in the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Dissanayaka has completed his Master of Business Administration in International Business Degree at the University of Colombo in 2021. Also, he has completed his B.Sc. in Public Management Degree at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2016. His research areas are Public Procurement, Public Administration and Public Finance.

Durga Prasad Chettri, Ph.D.

Dr. Durga Prasad Chettri is an associate professor at the University of Sikkim, India. Academic record & distinction M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Political Science) University of North Bengal PhD Topic: Democratic Decentralisation, Good Governance and Rural Development Areas of Specialization Governance, New Localism, Gender Studies & Social Exclusion/Inclusion

Fahmeed Idrees, Ph.D.

Dr. Fahmeed Idrees, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Sciences at CUI, Lahore. He has substantial cross-industry experience that includes Information Systems Management, Project Management, Business Development of I.T. and technology based products. Before returning to Pakistan in 2005, he has worked in the United Sates and also worked at Coldwell Banker in Sacramento, California as their I.T. Manager. Before joining CUI he also worked as the Business Development Manager at NETSOL Technologies in their Information Security Division and also at OpenNet Solutions (Subsidiary of Computer Marketing Company). In 2006, he had worked at MicroTech Industries as an Assistant Product Manager and a Project Manager on several projects. In 2010, he was part of the Strategic Steering Committee for Open Source at Punjab Information Technology Board, Government of Punjab and had also served as the focal person for the I.T. and information security committee at CIIT Lahore. Teaching areas of Fahmeed Idrees at CIIT include: Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Marketing Research, Research Methodology, Marketing, International Business, Management Information Systems and Human Resource Information Systems. He has also taugh at Lahore School of Economics, FAST (National University of Emerging Sciences), Punjab University and University of Central Punjab. In addition, he has also been called as a judge at the Business Plan competition held by LUMS at the Young Leader and Entrepreneurship Summit and had also been called in by University of Gujrat as an external examiner to evaluate the final year projects. His area of interest includes, Entrepreneurship, Agri-Business, Information Systems.

Farhat Tasnim, Ph.D.

Muhammad Fayyaz Nazir, Ph.D.

Muhammad Fayyaz Nazir completed his PhD in public administration and management from Ghent University Belgium. Muhammad Fayyaz Nazir worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Public Governance and Management, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium. He got a scholarship from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for his PhD in 2018. He has diversified and extensive industry experience in administration, coordination, event management, facility management, human resources, monitoring & evaluation, planning & development, procurement, project management, and training in development, education, and the healthcare sector. He earned his bachelor’s in law and master’s in public administration, political science, and human resource management. He obtained a Certificate of Higher Education in Healthcare Innovation from the University of Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional and Project Management Professional. He has a postgraduate diploma in forensic sciences and Law from the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He has research interests in policy implementation, health policy, disease prevention and control policy, theory of autonomy, and SDGs. He is a member of the Review Board of the European Journal of Public Health and the Open Public Health Journal. His ORCID number is 0000-0002-9254-6435.

Md. Foyjul Islam

Mr. Md. Foyjul Islam is serving as a Lecturer, Department of Public Administration, Comilla University, Bangladesh. He obtained the Bachelor of Social Science (Hon’s) degree and Master of Social Science degree in Public Administration from Comilla University, Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017 respectively. He is a contributor of a number of research articles in reputed national and international journal. His current interest includes Governance, Leadership, Local Government, Gender and Development.

Ghalib Ata, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghalib Ata, Assistant Professor, Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, is a Mechanical Engineer from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and has Master’s degree in Public Administration, and PhD in Administrative Sciences. He is a Certified Social Enterprise Master Trainer from LUMS-McGill twining program. Prior to joining academic field, he worked in tin-packaging industry and later as a marketing and management research consultant for corporate sector. He has worked for LUMS as a Research Associate and as regular faculty member at Institute of Management Science (previously Pak-Aims) and The University of Lahore before joining Institute of Administrative Sciences. He has also worked as Director, Research and Development for Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has published papers in journals of national and international repute. His research interests include development management, organizational innovation, public policy and statehood in Islamic perspective.

Hasan Muhammad Baniamin, Ph.D.

Dr. Hasan Muhammad Baniamin is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Political Science at the Department of Political Science and Sociology, & South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University (NSU), Bangladesh. Before joining at NSU, he was working as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen, Norway. He obtained his PhD and MPA degree from the same university of Norway. His research interests include e-governance, health policy, institutional performance, and trust, and he has published articles on these issues in journals such as Public Administration, Public Organisation Review, International Political Science Review, and International Journal of Public Administration. He mainly works on survey and survey experiments.

Hari Dhungana, Ph.D.

Dr. Hari Dhungana is an Associate Professor of Development Management and Governance at Nepal Open University in Kathmandu, Nepal. Before joining the University, he had over twenty years of work in the development sector, including research and engagements on environmental justice, national and sub-national institutions, local governance, as well as monitoring and evaluation of development interventions. His ongoing teaching and research interests include federal governance, inter-governmental relationships, government accountability and integrity, political economy analysis, and governance reform.

H. Harshana Madhubasha

Mr. H. Harshana Madhubasha is serving as a Lecturer (Probationary) at the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Mr. Harshana is a graduate of BSc Public Management (Special) degree from the same department in 2018. Currently he is reading for his Master of Arts in International Relations degree offered by University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Mr. Harshana has served as a writing team member of the Presidential Expert Committee (PEC) Report on Sustainable Sri Lanka 2030 Vision and Strategic Path in 2018. His research interests include International Relations, Global geo-politics, Global governance, and Sustainable Development.

Inayat ul Haq Subhani, Ph.D.

Dr. Inayat ul Haq Subhani is a highly accomplished academic and industry professional with a Ph.D. in Management Science and over 8 years of experience in Pakistan and China. As an Assistant Professor at the University of South Asia, Lahore, he specializes in Marketing management, corporate social responsibility, and consumer behavior. With a strong research background and numerous publications, Dr. Subhani’s expertise and insights contribute to the advancement of knowledge in his field. His practical industry experience as a Sales and Marketing Manager adds valuable real-world perspectives to his teaching and research. Dr. Subhani’s certification as a professional training instructor by the University of Idaho, Moscow empowers him to share his knowledge and expertise with students and professionals alike. His excellent communication, networking, and organizational skills, coupled with his ability to simplify complex concepts, make him a highly effective teacher and researcher.

Professor Inderjeet Singh Sodhi, Ph.D.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh Sodhi is presently Professor (Public Administration) and Head, Department of Local Governance at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Tamil Nadu, India. He is Ph.D., M.A. (Public Administration), and M.A. (Political Science) from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He worked as Associate Professor (Public Administration), University of Dodoma, Tanzania (Africa) and as Head, Department of Public Administration, St. Wilfred’s Post Graduate College, Jaipur (Affiliated to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur) and faculty member in the Department of Public Administration, S.S. Jain Sobodh P.G. (Autonomous) College, Jaipur (Affiliated to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur). He has about 16 years teaching experience. Conducted Research Studies on behalf of HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur sponsored by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. He has written extensively-published books from International and National publishers. More than thirty articles / papers published in International / National Journals and Books. He participated in various International / National conferences. He attended various training programmes. He has specialization in Governance, E-Governance, Public Policy, Local Governance, Panchayati Raj, Urban Development, Reform, etc. He is life member of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Indian Political Science Association (IPSA), New Public Administration Society of India (NEPASI), Indian Public Administration Association (IPAA) and Administrative Change.

Professor Ishtiaq Jamil, Ph.D.

Ishwori Prasad Ghimire

Mr. Ghimire holds Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Law from Nepal. He has been working at NASC for more than three decades. He was deputed as the Executive Director at Trade and Export Promotion Center for four years within the service period of NASC. His areas of interest are leadership, office management, public service delivery and integrity building.

Jannatul Ferdous, M.Phil.

Ms. Jannatul Ferdous is serving as an Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Comilla University, Bangladesh. She received the B. S. S. (Hon’s) degree and M. S. S. degree in Public Administration from University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2008 and 2009 respectively. She completed her M. Phil in Public Administration, University of Dhaka. At present, she is doing PhD. at Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka. She is a contributor of a number of research articles in various reputed national and international journals and five books. Currently, she is serving as a Chair of the technical committee of ‘Combating Gender Based Violence’ project of UN Women. Her current interest of research includes governance, e-governance, trust, civil service system, gender, public policy, climate change, gender and development.

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Janak Singh Meena, Ph.D.

Dr. Janak Singh Meena has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur Rajasthan (India), since February 23, 2013. He did his Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Public Administration (UGC-NET JRF) from the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and D.Litt. from JNV University Jodhpur. He has published twenty-six books and more than 150 research papers/book chapters/articles. He has supervised 06 Ph.D. students & presently guiding 05 Ph.D. students. He is a life member of 6 academic institutions; delivered more than 80 lectures in various universities/institutes/centers on different occasions; participated in more than 140 seminars/conferences/workshops/training programs, and participated as a political expert on TV channel debates & discussions. Dr. Meena’s areas of research interest/specialization are rural local administration & politics, Indian government & politics, governance & good governance issues, etc. Presently he is working as Director, Aadiwasi Study Centre, JNVU Jodhpur. He has been working as Editor, Arawali Udghosh Patrika, since 2011. He has been a recipient of more than a dozen awards.

Mohammad Kamrul Hasan, Ph.D.

Dr. Kamrul is a career civil servant in Bangladesh with over 17 years of professional experience and currently serves as a Director at Governance Innovation Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh. He studied public administration at Dhaka University and North-South University and received his Ph.D. in development policy and management from the Global Development Institute (GDI), the University of Manchester. While undergoing his Ph.D., he served two years as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) at the GDI. He also worked as a public administration expert with UNDP Bangladesh on civil service change management. He authored the book Issues and Factors of Placement of Mid-level Officials in Bangladesh, published by Lambert Academic Publishing. He published a good number of articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

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Krishna Roy, M.Phil.

Ms. Krishna Roy holds the position of Assistant Professor in Political Science at Xavier Law School, St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata. Before joining Xavier Law School, I served some reputed institutions and colleges like Kolkata Police Law Institute, Basanti Devi College, Swami Niswambalananda College, Netaji Subhas Open University and Administrative Training Institute. A good number of my years were spent in teaching in some reputed schools in West Bengal. Having a great interest in research and publications, I am working towards the goal of becoming a prolific writer and researcher in the field of Political Science.

Lalthansanga C, Ph.D.

Dr. Lalthansanga C is an assistant professor of Public Administration at Mizoram Christian College, India.

Professor Syeda Lasna Kabir, Ph.D.

Dr. Syeda Lasna Kabir is a Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. She has more than 25 years of undergraduate and postgraduate level university teaching experience in China, India, Bangladesh, and the UK. Her areas of academic and research interest include women’s political and administrative participation in South Asia, civil service training, e-governance, administrative culture, migration policies, comparative public administration, organizational behavior, and leadership. She has published three books, six book chapters from reputed international publishing houses such as Routledge, Springer, and Palgrave Macmillan, and more than 17 scientific research papers in international and national peer-reviewed journals in the field of women’s participation in civil service, political representation, quota system, leadership, training, innovation, and organizational change. She is one of the editors of the South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance (SJPG). She is also the national-level policy expert (gender sensitivity and human rights) for the public organizations in Bangladesh, such as Bangladesh Police and National Security Intelligence (NSI).

M Mahfuzul Haque, Ph.D.

Dr. M Mahfuzul Haque is currently serving as an adjunct faculty member in the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG)at North South University, Dhaka. Having served the government for more than 30 years, Haque combines both theory and practice in his teaching experience. As a faculty in SIPG, his main expertise lies in teaching as well as supervising Master students for writing their theses. His current academic load includes teaching political Science in Undergrad under the department of Political Science and Sociology at North South University. Also taught Research Methodology, Organization Theory and Behavior, Understanding Administrative Culture and Leadership in Bangladesh Civil Service. Role of organizational leadership and team building, Theories on Leadership, and Leadership in Practice, Theories on Leadership Styles, Team building, Approaches to Team Building with a focus on Bangladesh, Leadership and Culture in Bangladesh Civil Service, Change Management, Managing Organizational Change, Workshop on Thesis Presentation Skills, Motivation and Team Building, Contemporary Issues in Governance and Public Management -Corruption. Haque’s research and teaching interest lies in the following fields such as Development Management, Public Policy, Health Governance and Digitalization of Health, Organizational Leadership and Team Building, Organization Theory and Administrative Behavior, Civil Service Training and Development, Citizens’ Trust and Governance, Democratic Governance, Corruption and Accountability, and Collaborative governance.

Mahnoor Farook, Ph.D.

Malini Balamayuran, Ph.D.

Dr. Malini is a senior lecturer, department of political science at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He received her Master’s from Hawaii at Manao, USA and Ph.D. from Western Sydney University.

Mashraky Mustary

Ms. Mashraky Mustary is a Lecturer at Begum Rokeya University, Bangladesh. She is a PhD Candidate at Sophia University. Her research interest is in governance, policy, administration, pedagogy. She has 14 research papers to her credit and has presented in Australia, America, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, Cambodia, Bulgaria, Japan. She also serves as an educational analyst in many educational institutions in Bangladesh.

Mehnaaz Momen, Ph.D.

Dr. Mehnaaz Momen teaches political science and public administration courses in the Department of Social Sciences at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). She worked at a nonprofit organization in Bangladesh and completed higher education in Halifax, Canada, and Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of Listening to Laredo: A Border City in A Globalized Age (University of Arizona Press, 2023), The Paradox of Citizenship in American Politics: Ideals and Reality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and Political Satire, Postmodern Reality, and the Trump Presidency: Who Are We Laughing At? (Lexington Books, 2019).

Prof A Muthulakshmi, Ph.D.

Md. Morshed Alom, Ph.D

Dr. Md. Morshed Alom is a trainer and researcher at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC). He has been working at BPATC since 2001. He trains in the field of research methodology, public policy, transparency and accountability. His research interest includes transparency and accountability in the public sector, organization and management, and public policy. He is the current editor of the Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration. He has worked with BRAC University’s Institute of Governance Studies as a research associate during 2007-2009 on lien from BPATC. He acted as a focal point for designing and conducting training programmes at BPATC on the right to information act jointly organized with the Manusher Jonno Foundation under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties. He studied BSS and MSS in International Relations at Dhaka University, MA in Southeast Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University, and Ph.D. in Development Administration at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok. He has a number of publications in national and international journals.

Professor Nagendra Ambedkar Sole, Ph.D.

Dr. Nagendra Ambedkar Sole is a professor and Head of the Department of Public Policy, Law and Governance, Dean Accreditation, Ranking, Collaboration and Internationalization (ARCI), Controller of Examination and professor-in-Charge of the Central Library in the Central University of Rajasthan. He was formerly Dean, School of Social Sciences and Dean Student’s Welfare at the Central University of Rajasthan. At the Central University of Rajasthan he has served as member of Academic Council and Executive Council. He had his Master’s and M.Phil from the Central University of Hyderabad and PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has served as Director, Regional Centre at the Kota Open University, Kota (renamed as Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University) from 1995 to 2007. He was nominated to the Governing Council of Inter University Consortium (IUC) of Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University in 2007. Prior to joining the Central University of Rajasthan in 2012, he was Regional Director as well as Director at IGNOU between 2007 and 2012. During his tenure as Regional Director of IGNOU, IGNOU reached its new heights in terms of enrolment. He was instrumental in establishing IGNOU Regional Centre at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He has served as a member in various statutory bodies like Academic Council, Finance Committee, Board of Management of Kota Open University and member, Research Council of Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has also been Honourable Governor and Chancellor nominee in the Selection Committee of the University of Kota from May 2018 to May 2019 for one year. He has also been a member of Selection Committees of various higher education institutions including Central Universities and other constitutional bodies for recruitment of various statutory officers, faculty and other administrative officers. He was the Chairman of the Roster Review Committee of the Central University of Odisha. Presently, he is a member of NAAC peer review team. He is a PhD thesis//m.Phil dissertation evaluator adjudicator for MG University, Kottayam, IGNOU, New Delhi, Central University of Gujarat, University of Lucknow, University of Kota, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, University of Rajasthan, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Osmania University, Hyderabad, University of Kerala, Trivendrum, North- East Hill University, Shillong etc. He has also lectured for young assistant professors in Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC, formerly Academic Staff Colleges) of MDS University, Ajmer, University of Ranchi, Central University of Hyderabad. He is also the evaluator for the Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS) of the Indian Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR). He has published 13 books and over 45 articles in reputed International and National Journals and number of book chapters. The latest books includes Governance in India: Fresh Perspectives (2020), Public Policy in India: Changing Contours (2020), Emerging Trends in Public Administration: Engagement in Policy and Service Delivery for the 21st Century (2019), Social Policy (2018). Some of his books and articles are suggested readings for various universities in the country as well as abroad. He has presented papers and chaired sessions in number of National and International Seminars and Conferences. He has over 30 years of experience and is also serving as National President of New Public Administration Society.

Namrta Sharma, Ph.D.

Namrta Sharma is currently a doctoral student in Public Affairs at University of Texas at Dallas with a focus on social equity, inclusion, and leadership in her research. She has over two decades of experience working in various capacities within the Indian Government, particularly in the field of human resources. Her tenure in the Indian Government includes leadership roles such as Joint Secretary (Administration), Director (Administration), Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary. She is a “pracademic,” seamlessly connecting theory and practice in public administration. Throughout her career, Namrta has managed a diverse array of responsibilities, including overseeing Human Resource Management functions for a workforce of 10,000 regular personnel, managing manpower contracting, and handling high-level decision-making bodies like the Governing Body and Annual General Body Meetings. She has also excelled in budget planning, finance release, and expenditure monitoring for the world’s largest agricultural extension network. Her duties extended to coordinating with federal, state, and local governments, as well as national and international agencies, to facilitate outreach programs for farmers. She has a proven track record in successfully implementing e-governance systems in her previous organization to enhance transparency and efficiency. Her experience also encompasses significant involvement in workforce restructuring and recruitment. Namrta’s research interests revolve around human resources management, social equity, and organizational development. Her research interest in Inclusive Leadership aims to foster a more inclusive and equitable public sector, promoting diversity and empowerment. Through her research, she strives to create a fair and equal environment, reflecting the broader population and promoting inclusivity. She has presented her research at the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECoPA) in 2022 and 2023, participated in the Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) hosted by the National Association of Public Administrators (NAPA) in 2023, where she was awarded the inaugural student travel award. She has also presented at the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) in 2023. She is currently the Associate Editor of Section for Comparative Public Administration (SICA), ASPA for their Occasional Paper Series.

Nasir Uddin

Mr. Nasir Uddin, obtained his BSS and MSS degree from the University of Dhaka, is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Chittagong (CU) in Bangladesh. His research interests include public governance, electronic government, sustainable development, local governance and access to justice. He has published a good number of peer-reviewed publications that are mostly appeared in international outlets such as Elsevier, Sage,, Brill, and Emerald. Mr. Uddin has also initiated and conducted numerous CU funded research projects regarding social protection programs, access to local justice and e-Governance. He also worked for USAID/Bangladesh several times as an evaluation specialist for the performance evaluations of USAID and UKAID – funded projects. Prior to joining CU in 2013, Mr. Uddin was served Human Development Research Centre as a Research Associate for around two years where he worked for Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Population Fund, Bangladesh.

Md. Nazmul Haq

Mr. Md. Nazmul Haq joined as a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, Comilla University in July 2017. He joined as a faculty in this Department while he was studying MPA at SPA in Zhejiang University, PRC under Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program. He was a student of inaugural batch of the Department of Public Administration and Comilla University as well. He holds an MSS and a BSS in Public Administration from Comilla University with distinguished results. He secured CGPA-3.69 and 3.88 on a scale of 4 in master and bachelor degree respectively. He placed at the first position in both these academic spheres and achieved “Prime Minister Gold Medal 2012” as faculty first from faculty of Social Science of Comilla University. His special areas of academic interest focus on local governance, public policy, public sector governance and development, development administration and administrative management.

Professor Nurul Huda Sakib, Ph.D.

Dr. Nurul Huda Sakib received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government and International Relations, the University of Sydney, Australia in 2018 which critically examined donor driven isomorphic anti-corruption policy in Bangladesh. His research interest includes corruption and anti-corruption, bottom-up approach, political communication and new technology, local government, refugee governance and water governance. Dr. Sakib teaches Public Policy Analysis, State Society and Politics, Global Politics, Fundamentals of International Politics, Power, Politics and Governance and Political Theories for Developing Countries over thirteen years at the Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University. Dr Sakib also taught Public Sector Ethics and Corruption at the Department of Government and International Relations, the University of Sydney a lecturer and guest faculty from the period of 2016 to 2017. Dr Sakib published over 20 articles that appeared in journals like the Asian Journal of Political Science (Routledge), Chinese Political Science Review (Springer). He is also one of the contributing authors of the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, edited by Professor Ali Farazmand. Dr Sakib has presented numerous research papers at Sydney, Melbourne, Monash, Griffith (Australia), Fudan (China), The Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Bangladesh. He regularly contributes writing blogs at Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong, The Loop in European Consortium for Political Science and South Asia Centre, LSE. Dr Sakib has been awarded the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Transparency and Accountability in Government Exchange Program by US Government in 2021.

Professor Prabir Kumar De, Ph.D.

Dr. Prabir Kumar De is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kalyani, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He received his MA in Political Science from the Univerity of Calcutta and MPhil and PhD from Jadavpur University. He was awarded Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights from the Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi.

Professor Prakash C. Kandpal, Ph.D.

Dr. Prakash completed under-graduation, Post-Graduation, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Delhi. Since my graduation he always had a keen interest to understand and explore the role of Public Administration in governing the State and Society. Being a student of Political Science and his special interest in Public Administration led him to work in the broad domain of environmental governance. His research primarily focuses on the policy, politics and governance of urban environment in contemporary India. His Ph.D. research was on ‘Environmental Protection and People’s Rights: A study of the judicial decisions relocating polluting industries in Delhi’. His recent research on ‘Environmental Policy and Politics in India: A Case Study of Air Pollution Management in Delhi’ (2018-20), with which he tried to examine the challenges and governance of Air Pollution in Delhi. His recent book ‘Environmental Governance in India: Issues and Challenges (2018) is the outcome of his interest in environmental issues for the last two decades as a student, researcher and academic. The aim of this book is to acquaint the readers with the dynamics of environmental governance, particularly in the Indian context. It examines the issues and challenges in environmental governance in India in the light of the role of the State, Judiciary, and civil society. He published many articles and book chapters.

Panchali Sen, Ph.D.

Graduating from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Dr. Panchali Sen went on to complete her M.A. in Political Science from Calcutta University, securing a First Class. Subsequently she worked on her Ph.D. thesis‐ `The Role of the Nonaligned Movement in the post‐ Cold War years (1990‐2000)’ and has been awarded the degree by Jadavpur University in 2007. She joined the faculty at St.Xavier’s College in 1993.A former Head of Political Science Dept. from July 2009 – June 2013, she is currently Dean, International Studies and Programmes of the College. She is also the Coordinator for the Human Rights’ and Duties Education Course, supported by the UGC. Currently she is also functioning as the Academic Collaborator in the MHRD, GOI Project on Public Administration with the Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC). She has participated in various seminars and has a number of publications to her credit. Her areas of interest and teaching include International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology and Public Administration.

Professor Quamrul Alam, Ph.D.

Dr. Quamrul Alam is a Professor of International Business and Strategy at Central Queensland University. Before joining Central Queensland University, Professor Quamrul Alam worked at Monash University, La Trobe University, and Victoria University of Australia. Professor Quamrul Alam has a strong research and project management background. He has published over 50 journal articles, presented over 100 conference papers and reports, six books, 21 book chapters and chaired many sessions in international public management and governance conferences. Professor Alam has supervised 20 PhD research topics including public governance, regulatory governance, public sector leadership, public-private partnership, economic geography and international business, and local government and disaster management. Professor Alam conducted training programs on leadership and governance, capacity building in the public sector organisation for public servants from Bangladesh, India, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Professor Alam’s research articles have been published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, Public Administration and Development, Administration and Society, Public Management Review, Journal of Local Government Studies, International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Public Administration Thunderbird Journal of Business Review, European Journal of Management, Journal of Management History, South Asia, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Business Ethics. Professor Alam has co-edited six books and a special issue of Public Administration and Development in 2021.

Rajesh Kumar Kantam, Ph.D.

Professor Rajesh Kumar, Ph.D.

Rajesh Kumar Kundu, Ph.D.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Kundu has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-Haryana (India) since November 04, 2003. He did his Master’s, M. Phil., Ph. D degrees in Public Administration (UGC-NET) from the Department of Public Administration, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He is also a science graduate (non-medical) with a master’s in Business Administration. He has published three books (Panchayat Finance, Development Administration and Issues in Administration) and 93 research papers/book chapters/articles; completed 02 minor research projects on E-Service Delivery and Public Governance in Haryana (India); supervised 03 Ph.D., 09 M. Phil, and 05 PG (Foreign National) students & presently guiding 05 Ph.D. and 04 M. Phil students; life member of 10 academic institutions; delivered more than 100 lectures in various universities/institutes/centers at different occasions; participated in more than 100 seminars/conferences/workshops/training programs, participated as a political expert in TV channel debates & discussions and regular writer since July 2015 for Panchayati Raj Update monthly newsletter published by Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi. Dr. Kundu’s areas of research interest/specialization are Public Policy, Financial Administration, Local Governance & Electoral Dynamics, and recent Governance & Good Governance Issues, etc. He is an active participant in the University’s corporate life i.e. National Academic Accreditation Council, National Institutional Ranking Framework, University Court, Faculty of Social Sciences, Inspection, Digital Learning Centre, Career Counselling & Placement Cell, Internal Quality Assurance Cell, PG & UG Board of Studies, Teacher’s Association, Alumni Association, etc.

Ramesh Ramasamy, Ph.D.

Dr. Ramesh has been working as senior lecturer in Political Science at the University of Peradeniya. His research interests are largely on quality of governance, corruption, institutional trust, public service delivery and minority rights. He teaches governance, public policy, human rights, development administration and research methodology at both bachelors and postgraduate levels over the last ten years. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters in reputed journals and publishing houses. He has coordinated two waves of governance and trust survey in Sri Lanka (2015 and 2020) under NORHED project on Policy and Governance Studies in South Asia.

Md. Rakibul Islam

Md. Rakibul Islam is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Local Government and Urban Development at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He completed his graduation and post-graduation from Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. His area of research interest is governance, public service delivery, decision making and urban development etc. He has a number of publications from reputed journals. He is a young enthusiastic researcher who wants to contribute in the discipline.

Mohammad Rezaul Karim, Ph.D.

Dr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim is a faculty member of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), the apex-training institute for the civil servants in Bangladesh. Dr. Reza has been working at BPATC for developing human resources for about 21 years. He studied Public Administration at the University of Dhaka followed by Masters in Human Resource Management at the University of Leeds, England in 2007 and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand in 2015. As a part of his professional responsibility, he disseminates knowledge and experience in training sessions on various issues pertaining to public administration in different courses conducted by BPATC and other training institutes in Bangladesh. Dr. Reza serves as part-time teacher at the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka and BIGD, BRAC University; Bangladesh Institute of Governance and Management (BIGM). He has work experience with UNCHTDF-UNDP, Bangladesh; Naresuan University, Thailand; UK-DFID; JICA Bangladesh for capacity building of public sector employees of Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, Afghanistan and Bhutan. He is an experienced researcher in the field of public administration. His recent research issues include career and life, administrative reform politics, gender equality at work, policy analysis and evaluation, changing working culture, work-life balance, gender pay gap, capacity building, social development, education philosophy. He has about 100 (hundred) publications appeared as articles in different national and international peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and books, ebooks, book chapters and commentaries. His contributions on policy analysis, policy implications, public policy implementation, social development, human security regularly appear online at Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE)-Nepal’s Independent Think tank, South Asia Monitor (powered by Society for Policy Studies), The Khabarhub (Nepalese News Portal), the Financial Express (Bangladesh English daily), the Urbanet (webportal for urban development). His recent articles include ‘Distributional effects of public healthcare and education expenditure: A case of Thailand’, Journal of Community Positive Practices, 21(2): 15-30, 2021; ‘Interplay of overseas employment of Bangladesh and sustainable development goals. Bangladesh’, Journal of Public Administration, 29(2): 260-274, 2021; ‘COVID-19′s impacts on migrant workers from Bangladesh: In search of policy intervention’, World Development, 136, p.105123, 2000; a chapter titled ‘Implications of Biometric Database Information Systems on Public Service Delivery: Bangladesh Perspective’ of an edited book ‘Knowledge Management: Governance and Sustainable Development’ published by Taylor & Francis, London in 2020. Dr. Reza was the editor of Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration. As a part of academic purpose, he visited India, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, UK and USA. His Google Scholar ID is,

Ridwan Islam Sifat

Ridwan Islam Sifat is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy with a specialization in Health Policy at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He received his MSS and BSS (Hons) in Development Studies from the Department of Development Studies at the Bangladesh University of Professionals. He is a mentor at the Development Thought and Climate, Health & Public Policy Lab. His research interests include public policy analysis, health policy, health disparities, public management, governance and human rights, digital health, climate change & health.

Rifat Mahmud

Mr. Rifat Mahmud completed his graduation and post-graduation in Public Administration from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed two years Master’s Program in Public Administration (MPA) under supervision of Professor Ishtiaq Jamil from Department of Administration and Organization Theory at University of Bergen, Norway. He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at University of Barishal, Bangladesh. His research area of interest involves: local government; institutional trust; administrative reform and, bureaucracy. He has published a number of articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Rizwan Khair, Ph.D.

Dr. Rizwan Khair is an associate professor at the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North-South University, Bangladesh. Prior to embarking on academic role, he was a career civil servant and rose to the position of Joint Secretary, Government of Bangladesh. He was a Member Directing Staff (MDS) at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC). He was also the Executive Director of the Brac University’s Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). He received his Ph.D. form the University of New England, Australia and MA from Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands. He published several books and many journal articles covering issues on governance, civil service, training and human resource development.

Sabith Khan, Ph.D.

Dr. Sabith Khan is the program director and assistant professor at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California. His research involves the study of civil society, civil society- state relations, philanthropy, remittances and the governance implications of these areas of human endeavor. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech (PhD) and Syracuse University (MPA and MA in International Relations). He is also the chair of SASPA (section of ASPA) and co-founder of IOREM, a research collaborative on remittances.

Sabrina Nughat, M.Phil.

Ms. Sabrina Nughat serves as a Senior Assistant Director at Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra (NGO), Bangladesh. She completed her Bachelor’s (BSS) and Master’s (MSS) degrees, majoring in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka. She was awarded the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Public Administration from the University of Bergen (Norway) in 2021. Her current interest in research includes self-censorship, democracy, public policy, etc.

Shahzad Ali Gill, Ph.D.

Dr. Shahzad Ali Gill is an Assistant Professor and heads the Department of Public Administration (DPA) at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB). With a demonstrated record of leadership and a proven record of achievements in multiple positions of responsibility, he aspires to excel as a futuristic higher education professional eager to consistently learn, develop, and grow while maintaining a culture of passion, creativity, professional integrity, and constructive outlook. Dr. Gill holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad (2011), an M.Phil. in Public Policy from Riphah International University Islamabad (2015), and a Ph.D. in Management from the Institute of Business, Management & Administrative Sciences (IBMAS), IUB (2022). In addition, he completed different certifications, including a training certificate course in ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor from Llyod’s Register, United Kingdom, in 2016. These qualifications have given him a strong foundation for teaching and research, developing policies, and effectively implementing quality management systems to deliver the desired organizational objectives. He is a Gold Medalist and National Talent Scholarship recipient. With expertise in general administration, academic processes, human resources, research innovation, partnerships, fundraising, digitization, quality assurance, student services, and community outreach, he brings a comprehensive skill set to university management, including overseeing admissions and registration, curriculum design, recruitment, HR development, program accreditation, career counseling, alumni relations, and more. Dr. Gill has been trained to manage various operational aspects of a modern university and has made significant academic contributions while holding administrative positions in different universities. His teamwork was vital in pioneering the Public Administration degree program at Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Multan, in 2012. He is also among the pioneers to launch MS and Ph.D. programs in public administration at IUB. Dr. Gill also takes pride in serving as the youngest Registrar of any public and private sector university of Pakistan, at the age of 28, at Riphah International University, University of South Asia Lahore, and IUB. However, his professional experience extends beyond academia, where he has worked with several international organizations, government institutions, and non-profit organizations and delivered numerous significant projects that encompass pivotal socioeconomic, developmental, and security aspects of national life.

Sajib Kumar Roy

Mr. Sajib Kumar Roy is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Development Studies, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur, Bangladesh. He completed his graduation and post-graduation from the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. His area of research includes open data, e-governance, public service delivery, public policy, etc.

Seemi Waheed, Ph.D.

Dr. Seemi Waheed is on the faculty of the School of Governance and Society, University of Management and Society (UMT), Lahore Pakistan. She has a PhD in management from the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, an MPhil in Economics, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, USA. Before teaching at UMT, Dr. Seemi Waheed served the Government of Pakistan for over 33 years at the National School of Public Policy, a premier training organization for civil servants’ training and capacity building. She remained actively engaged in Pakistan’s civil service training reforms from 2004 to 2009. It was a major reform exercise ever since the creation of the Pakistan Administrative Staff College in 1961. It was renamed the National School of Public Policy (NSPP) in 2005. Dr. Seemi Waheed is a regular invited speaker at the NSPP. Her areas of research include Public policy design (water policy), collaborative and collective action, institutional analysis, and social-ecological framework to name a few. Her work is in the area of safe drinking water and sanitation and collaborative self-organization. She continues to publish her research work in reputed international and national journals. She is a peer reviewer of Sage and International Water Association Journals. She is a member of the International Association for the Studies of Commons (IASC) (Elinor Ostrom, 2009 Nobel Prize Laureate, founded IASC for the study of Commons) and the International Water Association. She has been a Convenor of the many international conferences organized under her leadership. She was a member of the organizing committee of the “Water Commons” conference (19-21 May 2021), organized by the International Association for the Studies of Commons ( and Arizona University, USA. She is working on the book entitled Beyond Government: Why and How People Sustain Collective Resources.

Sobia Hassan, Ph.D.

Dr. Sobia Hassan has obtained her Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences (Management) from the Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, and currently working as a Lecturer/ Incharge at the Department of Public Administration, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Pakistan. Before that, she did her M.Phil. in Management Sciences from (Lahore Business School) University of Lahore and her Master of Public Administration from IAS, University of the Punjab. She served as a head coordinator in many International Conferences and Seminars for the Department of Public Administration. She is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Management and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Management and Administrative Sciences, LCWU. Dr. Hassan is also a member of the reviewer boards of several HEC recognized local and international journals. She is an active academic and presented her work at various prestigious National and International Conferences. She also works as a student facilitator in different community activities and spearheaded many social entrepreneurship projects at the university level. Her areas of interest are Public Service Motivation, Public Management, Governance, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.

Professor Sobia Khurram, Ph.D.

Dr Sobia Khurram is an academician and active researcher working at the Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS) at the University of the Punjab (UoP) for the last 18+ years. She is also heading the Directorate of External Linkages at the University of Punjab as Director External Linkages for the past 3+ years. She completed her doctorate in Management from the UK at the Stirling University (Scotland). Her research interests include e-governance, social media, public policy and organizational studies.

Mohammad Samiul Islam, M.Phil.

Mr. Mohammad Samiul Islam is a faculty member in the department of Public Administration. He completed his graduation and post-graduation degrees from the department of Political Studies and Public Administration and the department of Public Administration at SUST, Sylhet in 2003 and 2004 respectively. He obtained CGPA of 3.54 and 3.66 out of 4.00 both in BSS (honors) and MSS with first position respectively. He received the Vice-Chancellor’s Book Prize for his outstanding academic performance in 2007. In 2014, he was awarded a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in the department of Public Administration from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended the 12th Foundation Training for University Teachers (FTUT) in 2014, organized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and the Graduate Training Institute (GTI), Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh. He published some journal articles and book chapters in reputed journals at home and abroad. His research interests are governance, e-governance, m-governance, public service delivery, digitalization, local governance, gender and development issues.

Sandeep Inampudi, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandeep Inampudi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi. He completed his Ph.D. in E-Governance in 2013 and has ten years of teaching experience at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. Previously, he also worked as Operation Manager for three years in an NGO called Parivartan Foundation, which has interventions in the health, education, and agriculture sectors. Since 2014, he has worked as an academician and Senior Research Associate at the Planning Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. He delivered lectures and talks on various emerging concepts of Governance and Public Administration in many institutions in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He has published research papers in nationally reputed journals and some chapters in various books. He has presented papers on emerging public administration concepts at regional, national, and international seminars/conferences.

M Sanwar Jahan Bhuiyan, Ph.D

Dr. M Sanwar Jahan Bhuiyan is a career civil servant and is currently a joint secretary to the government of Bangladesh. He is a nationally reputed trainer in the fields of public administration and governance, human resource development and policy analysis. He received his Ph.D. from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand. He is a frequent speaker at different training institutions in Bangladesh. Earlier, he served as a Member Directing Staff (MDS) of the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC).

Shabana Naveed, Ph.D.

Dr. Shabana Naveed is working as Assistant Professor at Faculty of Management Studies, University of Central Punjab (UCP) Lahore, Pakistan. She is Ph.D. (Management) and MPhil (Management) from Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab and MBA (finance) from Institute of Business Administration, University of the Punjab. She is associated with UCP for almost a decade. Earlier, she served Islamabad Commerce College for Women, Islamabad. Her research interests include public sector reforms, inter-organizational networks, and human resource management. She has worked extensively on governance and management of state-owned enterprise, and presented her findings at national and international conferences. For her PhD thesis, she researched on the institutional complexity that public organizations encounter in network configurations. She is an active researcher with several articles published in national and international peer reviewed journals. She is serving as reviewer of various refereed journals of Emerald, Sage, and Taylor & Francis. She is Associate Editor of UCP Management Review and also on the panel of external examiners and research advisor at various universities in Pakistan. As part of her voluntary community participation, she served as Patron of the Disaster Management Society of UCP and led her team for providing training workshops, preparing response teams, conducting evacuation drills, fire drills and organizing other safety campaigns.

Shahjahan Bhuiyan, Ph.D.

Dr. Shahjahan Bhuiyan is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration (PPAD). He is also the associate dean for administration, undergraduate studies, and public outreach in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP). Bhuiyan is former chair of PPAD. His teaching and research are in the areas of public management, governance, public policy, non-profit management, human resources management, service delivery and sustainable development. Prior to joining AUC, he served as dean of the College of Social Sciences at KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. He also chaired KIMEP University’s Public Administration Department for two consecutive terms. He was a visiting research fellow in the Oxford Institute of Population Aging (OIA) at Oxford University (2010) and the Inaugural Democratic Governance Fellow in UNDP’s Oslo Governance Center (2013). Bhuiyan holds a PhD (2004) in development studies (specialization: development policy and planning) from the University of Bonn, an MPhil (2001) in public administration from the University of Bergen, and an MPA and a BSSPA both from the University of Chittagong.

Shamim Hosen, M.Phil.

Mr. Shamim Hosen is currently working as a Deputy Director at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Bangladesh. He has obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Then, he has attained MSc in International Relations from Aberdeen University, Scotland, United Kingdom. He has also been awarded a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Political Science from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr Hosen has received various training in different fields. Mr Hosen has conducted numerous research projects as a research associate, research member, and team leader in distinguished fields. He has a number of publications in different renowned journals from home and abroad. His areas of interest are Public Administration, International Relations, Training Management, Forced Migration, Quality Education, SDGs, and Qualitative Research Methodology.

Md. Shariful Alam, Ph.D.

Dr. Alam is an international development professional with over thirty years of professional experience. He has rich blended experience working with the government of Bangladesh as a career civil servant and international development organizations, including the World Bank, USAID, UNICEF, DANIDA, ADB, EU, and WFP. His areas of specialization broadly are project management, monitoring, and evaluation; policy reforms in public health (anti-tobacco), the water and sanitation sector; disaster risk reduction; development research and policy analysis; training facilitation; and GO-NGO development partnership. He studied political science at Chittagong University and later obtained a master’s degree in Urban Environmental Management from the Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands. He received Ph.D. from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He authored several books and published journal articles from home and abroad. He is a widely traveled professional.

Professor Shiladitya Chakraborty, Ph.D.

Dr. Shiladitya Chakraborty is a Professor in the Department of Political Science of Kalyani University located in Nadia district of West Bengal. He was awarded his PhD in the year 2010 on “Civil Service Reforms in India: A Jihad against Corruption” from Kalyani University. Dr Chakraborty interest areas include Public Policy, Public Administration Theory, Human Rights and Indian Administration. He has been a part of the international project Current Trends and Emerging Issues in Asia-Pacific Human Resources Management, Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA) in 2011. He has to his credit several publications in reputed journals like Economic and Political Weekly, International Public Management Review, Dialogue and Universalism. Dr. Shiladitya Chakraborty was a VISITING PROFESSOR in Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland from March 2017 to May 2017.

Shrikant Baldi, Ph.D.

Dr. Baldi joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1985 and retired as the Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. Currently, he is the Chairperson, Real Estate Regulatory Authority of the Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Syed Sohaib Zubair, Ph.D.

Dr Syed Sohaib Zubair is an Assistant Professor in Department of Administrative Sciences, at Jhelum Campus of University of the Punjab, Pakistan (PU). He did his PhD in 2020 from Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS). Prior to that he completed BS in Management in 2012, followed by M.Phil in Management in 2014 (with Roll of Honor and 1st Position) from the same institute. He also served Institute of Quality and Technology Management (PU) as research officer from October 2013 to June 2018. He primarily teaches Management, Organization Behavior, Organization Theory, Research & Analysis, Governance & Reforms, Public Administration and Public Policy, the same being his research interests as well. He is also serving as a reviewer for various Pakistani and International Research Journals.

Suparna Soni, Ph.D.

Dr. Suparna is experienced Assistant Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Fundraising, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Policy Analysis, and Sustainability. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Political Science from the University at Buffalo and Master’s in Public Administration at Cornell University. Area of research includes public policy, e-governance, human rights, microfinance & rural development. SONIS@BUFFALOSTATE.EDU

Sudeshna Mitra, Ph.D.

Dr. Sudeshna Mitra is an assistant professor of Political Science at Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College, Howrah, India. Her areas of interests include public administration and ancient Indian political thought.

Sidra Irfan, Ph.D.

Dr. Sidra Irfan is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Administrative Sciences (IAS), University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She completed PhD in Management from The University of Edinburgh in 2015. Prior to that, she has done MPA from Institute of Administrative Sciences, University of the Punjab and has been associated with Punjab University as a faculty member since 2005. Currently, she is teaching PhD, MPhil and undergraduate courses in Management, Public Administration, Governance and Research Methods and Design. She is MPA program coordinator which is a flagship degree program of IAS and is a member of several administrative committees. She is an expert in the fields of public management and qualitative research and has conducted a number of seminars, workshops, panel discussions and trainings in these areas. Sidra is also a visiting faculty member at Civil Services Academy (CSA) and contributes to the Common Training Program (CTP) for civil service probationers. She is also on the panel of external examiners for thesis evaluation in the institutions of good repute. She is member of the reviewer boards of several HEC recognized local and international journals and conferences and sits on the selection boards of several academic and professional bodies. She is an active academic and has presented her work at various prestigious national and international conferences in the field of management. She has also published her work in various local and international impact factor journals. Her areas of interest are inter-organizational collaboration, partnerships, public sector reforms and governance.

Tanwir Arshed, Ph.D.

Dr. Tanwir Arshed is an assistant professor of political science at the Presidency University, Kolkata, India. His doctoral research thesis on Indian foreign policy specifically examines the role which the United States played in the strained relations between India and Pakistan. Apart from this as a researcher, he has earned ground level research experience of how rural women can be empowered through an organization like NGO’s and Self Help Groups (SHGs) in selected districts of West Bengal while working as a fellow in a major research project funded by UGC. Presently, he is focused to continue my research on various dimensions of Indian Foreign Policy such as its changing dynamics with its neighbors and India’s new policy outlook reflected in development through diplomacy with ‘superpowers’ specifically the United States, Russia, and China. He is further interested to look into the manner in which sub-regional integration is evolving and bigger (trans)regional forums like BIMSTEC, IORA, Mekong Ganga, SOC cooperation have emerged within the rubric of India’s Act East Policy for building a single economic cooperation platform and how these developments can change the status quo of the South Asian region in the near future. Apart from this, he intends to carry out my future research and publication works on the growing trend of regionalism and fringe movements those are taking place in the contemporary Indian milieu. In a broader context, he proposes to place this study within the discussions on public policy, community formation, identity politics, and democracy. Along with these, he is also interested in studying the socio-economic conditions of the children and women communities in the hilly, tribal, and tea garden belts of North Bengal region. In fine, he proposes to undergo an inclusive and wide-ranging study of how these marginalized communities are being affected from time to time through the public policies and flag-ship programmes initiated by the central and state governments. The larger question around which I seek to place my inquiry through an unbiased participative and ethnographic studies is to study how beneficial or detrimental the impact of organizations like SHGs, Local Self Government, Autonomous Councils, and Community Development Boards have been on empowering these rural marginalized sections of the society.

Professor Sk. Tawfique M. Haque, Ph.D.

Dr. Sk. Tawfique M. Haque is a Professor of Public Policy and Governance and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology of North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also working as the Director of South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) at NSU. Professor Haque has the experience of university teaching with more than 18 years of undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching in Bangladesh, and other South Asian Countries. Professor Haque’s area of research interest covers: Asian models of governance, organizational culture, local government, transparency and accountability of third sector, globalization, international trade regime and trade policy, women empowerment, development management, geo politics and refugee crisis. He has published five books, ten book chapters from reputed international publishing houses such as: Springer, Routledge, Ashgate, Palgrave Macmillan and several scientific research papers in national and international indexed journals. Professor Haque has twenty five years of wide-ranging experience of managing developmental, educational and research projects in partnership with Asian, European and American universities and research organizations as well as multilateral development agencies.

Vaishali Saxena, Ph.D.

Professor Yaamina Salman, Ph.D.

Professor Dr. Yaamina Salman is the Professor and Director of the Institute of Administrative Sciences at the University of Punjab, Pakistan. She has a PhD in Management from University of Edinburgh Business School. Her PhD research was carried out under the supervision of renowned public management academics, Prof. Stephen Osborne and Dr. Tony Kinder on public management reforms in developing countries with an emphasis on health sector reforms in Punjab. Prior to that, she has done her MPA from IAS and has been associated with IAS as a faculty member since 2000. She teaches courses on Governance, Public Management, International Development, Organisational Design, Organisational Behaviour and Qualitative Research Design, Methods & Analysis. Currently, she is also contributing to the Common Training Program (CTP) for civil service probationers at Civil Services Academy. She has presented her research at IRSPM’s (International Research Society for Public Management) Annual Conferences. Her research interests include design and delivery of public sector reform, political economy of reform, international development, citizen engagement and coproduction. She has worked as Conference Coordinators for IAS International and National Conferences. She is also Regional Editor (Developing Countries) for Public Management Review.