One of the mandates of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) is to develop human capital of senior level civil servants of Bangladesh. This study has identified the development needs of the Joint Secretaries of Bangladesh Civil Service in order to facilitate knowledge and skills through Senior Staff Course (SSC) organized by BPATC. This study has used quantitative research approach. Data were collected from different levels of respondents that include officers of the rank of Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary and Secretary.
Government accountability is intrinsic to democracies, as citizens can choose public officials through their popular vote and accordingly exercise some control and oversight over the officials. But elections held in periodic intervals do not allow the scrutiny of the decisions and activities that are conducted on a daily basis. This article examines how to confront this challenge of holding the governments to account, by looking into local governance in Nepal, where citizens have limited knowledge of the government decisions, activities, procedures followed, and their outcomes.
Assistant Professor, Kathmandu University School of Management
Kathmandu University School of Management
The proposed 72 kilo meter long Outer Ring Road (ORR) project for the Kathmandu valley constitutes the construction of 50 meter wide road (eight lane highway) and development of 250 meter of land on either side through land pooling technique. It has a vision of developing the valley as a ‘national capital region’ and managing the population growth in the next 15-20 years through planned urban development. This ambitious project covers forty village development committees, three municipalities and one metropolitan city.
This paper studies regional differences in currently married women’s employment status, its nature and some of the covariates in Nepal, with special focus to their education and economic status by analysing data from Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, 2011. Women’s employment, with substantial regional variation in the three ecological regions, is predominately unpaid, done mainly for family members, mostly in agriculture sector and women work throughout the year. Women are employed mainly in family farm and their job is unpaid.
Existing literature provides ample evidence on how people understand accountability in different contexts. However, little attention has been paid on the integration of various theoretical perspectives about understanding accountability for education service delivery. Discussing theoretical premises against the empirical evidence from the community schools of Nepal, this article explores common ground of various theoretical perspectives about understanding school actors' accountability.
Department of Geography, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola-Nigeria
A. A. Tafida
Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola-Nigeria
Literature has shown that various studies have dealt with different professional features of teaching and they have focused on one or few professional characteristics of educators. In spite of the immense amount of literature on educator characteristics, a comprehensive study that would encompass the vital professional characteristics of an educator in total is lacking. This has instigated the researcher to take up the study to identify the professional characteristics of an educator.
Nepalese women are behind than men in many areas, such as educational attainment, participation in decision-making and health service utilization, all of which have an impact on reproductive health outcomes. This paper explores effect of women's role on household decision making on institutional delivery of the child in Nepal Data as drawn from the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey, 2011. The analysis is confined to women who had given birth in the five years preceding the survey (n=4,148).
Financial burden on households due to health care is high in Nepal. High health care expenditure stands as a major obstacle in achieving universal health coverage, an explicit target of sustainable development goals. This study investigated the factors affecting health care expenditure in the first piloted government health insurance program in Kailali district of Nepal.
Yogendra Kumar Karki
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Nepal
Punya Prasad Regmi
Professor, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
The microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Nepal are constrained in capacity of key technical areas essential to rural finance operations such as accounting, auditing, strategic planning, financial analysis, and portfolio management. This lack significantly limits their potential to expand their client base and outreach to poor households. The number of MFIs with private sector's participation is expanding significantly.
Family planning and maternal health care programme has been initiated in an integrated approach for a long time in Nepal. However, the use status of family planning method could not be presented at good instance. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), 1994 and later millennium development goal 2002, both paved the way out for the situation mostly in the developing countries. Nepal also has made some changes in its services aiming to reduce high maternal mortality and promote to use family planning method.
This paper has explored the various factors namely technological factors, organisational factors, environmental factors and psychological factors that influence in the adoption of Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS). The purpose of the paper is to focus on the factors essential for the adaptability and capability of companies to accept the introduction of information systems like HRIS. The paper is descriptive in nature and the respondents are the users of HRIS in small, medium and large scale companies.
In the name of girls’ education, various plans, policies and programs have been formulated and implemented by the Government of Nepal. Yet, girls’ education in rural Madhesh is full of various challenges. Most of the efforts have not achieved the desired result because of political, socio-cultural and financial barriers. In this regard, this paper attempts to explore the perspective of parents on girl education in rural Madhesh. This study employed a qualitative approach where explorative research design was adopted.
Colleges should motivate the teachers for their job satisfaction in order to enhance the performance of the organizations. This paper examines the association between work motivation and job satisfaction of teachers. With convenient sampling technique, only 112 responses are usable out of 150 questionnaires distribution to the teachers of university constituent, affiliated and plus two campuses/ colleges in Kathmandu valley. Using descriptive statistics and correlation analysis, the study analyses the work motivation and job satisfaction of the teachers.
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