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Vishal Narain

Associate Professor, Public Policy & Governance

Email : vishalnarain@mdi.ac.in
Phone : +91-124-5013050

PhD¸ Wageningen University¸ Netherlands (2003); PGDRM¸ Institute of Rural Management¸ Anand¸Gujarat¸ India¸ (1995); B.A.(Hons) Economics¸ Sri Ram College of Commerce¸ Delhi Univeristy (1993) 

Experience:
As Assistant Professor¸ TERI School of Advanced Studies(2004-2006)¸ taught courses on Governance and Management of Natural Resources¸ Policy Analysis and Research Methods (Qualitative Research). Prior to that¸ as Fellow in the Policy Analysis Division of TERI¸ carried out research projects in the field of water policy and institutions¸ State of The Environment Reporting¸ local governance and natural resource management. Have been a Co-ordinating Lead Author for a chapter on Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Global Environment Outlook-4¸ a flagship publication of the United Nations Environment Programme. 

Authored a book called "Institutions¸ Technology and water control: water users associations and irrigation management reform in two large-scale systems in India"¸.published by Orient Longman. Research has been published in international refereed journals like "Water Policy" ; presented papers in national and international conferences. 


Consulting: 
Carried out projects for the UNDP¸ UNEP¸ DFID¸ and JBIC.

Awards & Honors: 
Recipient of a scholarship from the Ford Foundation for pursuing doctoral studies at Wageningen Univeristy¸ the Netherlands. 

Areas of Interest: 
Analysis of public policy and institutions¸ local governance and decentralisation¸ water policy and irrigation management reform.