Dr. Sachin Chowdhry

Dr. Sachin Chowdhry, Associate Professor

Dr. Sachin Chowdhry

Dr. Chowdhry works in the areas of Public Policy- theory and practice, Governance issues- urban and rural both. He did Masters in Public Administration from Lucknow University and M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Before joining IIPA in 2005 as Assistant Professor, he worked in IGNOU as Consultant and Research Officer in IIPA for different evaluation studies. He also had brief stints at Twelth Finance Commission and few more research organizations. He also did two studies for Water and Sanitation Programme of the World Bank as Short Term Consultant.

In IIPA, he has been engaged with evaluation studies of different programmes of various ministries of Government of India, Government of Delhi and others. He conducts sponsored training programmes as well as fee based programmes.


He has coordinated several Foundation Training Programmes for the newly recruited PCS officers of Mizoram and Manipur both for the respective state governments. He has also conducted Foundation training programe for Scientists and Technologists for Department of Science & Technology. He was associated with the state of Mizoram for designing and coordinating comprehensive capacity development programme under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. The DPR for Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of Mizoram, consisted of Training Programmes, Exposure visits and research studies, which had been approved by Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India. It had been implemented by him at IIPA.

He was Co- Programme Director of 36th, 37th and 41st Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration.

Presently, he is engaged in capacity development activities under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation and Advanced Leadership Programme for Corporate Executives of Public Sector Enterprises.

Ongoing Research

  1. Training Need Assessment of ULB Engineers of Tamil Nadu (Nov 2020)
  2. Evaluation Study of the International Cooperation (IC) Scheme of Ministry of MSME under the Scheme of Surveys, Study & Policy Research of this Ministry for continuation of the IC scheme beyond 14th Finance commission. (Oct 2020)
  3. Professional support to MSME (Preparation of National Policy for MSME in India) (Jan 2020)

 Completed Research

  1. Professional support to MSME (Working Group to Study the need for changes in MSME Development Act, 2006) (Oct 2020)
  2. Evaluation of RGNIYD  (Aug 2020)



  1. 2017 Making Gurugram A Millennium City Co-authored with Prof. K.K. Pandey and Dr. Sujit Pruseth. IIPA: New Delhi.
  2. 2015 Study of Local Councils in Mizoram. Co-authored with Prof. K.K. Pandey. IIPA: New Delhi.
  3. 2011 Planning Development for Metropolitan Region (Co-authored). New Delhi: IIPA.
  4. 2005 Manual on Clean communities: A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Solid Waste Management. New Delhi: Toxics Link.

Articles in Journals / Books

  1. 2020 Management of Pandemics, Theme paper for IIPA 64th Members’ Annual Conference, New Delhi: IIPA.
  2. 2020 Administrative Responsiveness in Ease of Doing Business, Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 66, July – September.
  3. 2016 New Public Governance and the North Eastern Region of India, Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. LXII, July – September.
  4. 2016 Social Welfare Administration and Protection of Weaker Sections in Public Administration, Edited by Alka Dhameja and Sweta Mishra. New Delhi: Pearson.
  5. 2007 Bringing Consumer Voice into Power Sector Reform in Rajasthan: The CUTS-FES Model in Engaging with Citizens to Improve Services. (Abridged version). New Delhi: Water and Sanitation Programme.
  6. 2003 Impact of E-governance on Public Administration in Contemporary Debates in Public Administration, Edited by Alka Dhameja. New Delhi: PHI.


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