Faculty from the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy recently taught in a two-week leadership training program in Kathmandu for mid-level officers in Nepal’s Civil Service. Held from Sept. 22 through Oct. 2, the program was attended by 25-30 mid-career government officials.

Roy Kelly, professor of the practice, and DNS Dhakal, senior fellow, led sessions on public investment management (PIM), project evaluation and multilevel governance.

“The mammoth efforts necessary for reconstruction after the devastating earthquakes in April and May underscored the importance of strong public management,” Kelly said. “Nepal should be applauded for taking steps to enhance the effectiveness of its public service delivery.”

Other program faculty were drawn from the Potsdam Centre for Policy and Management in Germany, Carnegie Mellon University in Australia, Change Interventions for Development and the Technological Leadership Institute of the University of Minnesota.


Pictured: Dr. Somlal Subedi (Chief Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers), Dr. Punya Neupane (Executive Secretary NASC), Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama (ADB Country Director), and Mr. Tanka Mani Sharma (Secretary, Ministry of General Administration). Subedi is an alumnus of the 2003 Program on Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management, which was led by Kelly at Duke University.

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