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Prof. Debabrata Samanta

PhD, IIT Kharagpur,M.Sc (Economics) University of Calcutta
debabrata@cimp.ac.in

Faculty List

Responsibilities

Micro Economics,
Macro Economics,
Business Environment & Policy,
Introductory Public Policy,
Human Development Theory


Contact

debabrata@cimp.ac.in

Research Area



Governance, People Participation, Public Service Delivery
Development Planning, Human Development
Rural Development Policy Issues
Land Governance, Public Policy

Refereed Journal Publication:

  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2015). ‘Determinants of People’s Participation: A Study of rural West Bengal, India’, Development in Practice. Vol. 25, No. 1, 71-85. (Taylor & Francis Publication, h index value-20).
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C: (2014). ‘People’s Participation and Public Service Delivery: A Review of Issues and Determinants’, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy. Vol. 26, No. 1-4, 167-191.
  • Nayak, N.C & Samanta, D. (2014). ‘Understanding the role of Participation in Public Service Delivery: Evidences from Rural West Bengal India’, International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 37, No. 12, 875-884. (Taylor & Francis Publication - h index value-13 )
  • Samanta. D., & Shireesh (2015). ‘Social Impact Assessment of Projects involving Land Acquisition in India: Implications of RFCTLARR Act, 2013’, Journal of Management & Public Policy. Vol. 7, No. 1, 27-35.
  • Samanta, D. (Forthcoming). ‘Tenure Security and Women Right over Land: A Study in the context of Bihar’, Communicated to Journal of Land and Rural Studies (Sage Publication.)
  • Srivastava, P., & Samanta, D. (Accepted). ‘Impact of Joint Liability Group on Sustainable Livelihood and Social Capital Promotion: A Study in the Context of Bihar’  Annamalai International Journal of Business Studies and Research

Book Chapter

  • Samanta, D (2015). ‘Lack of Land Tenure Security as Challenges to Sustainable Development: An Assessment in the context of Bihar, India’, in Dinda, S (Ed) Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability, IGI Global Publication, Pennsylvania, USA, 348-3652. (ISBN:  9781466688148)
  • Samanta, D., Jha, J.K. & Dinda, S (2015). ‘Assessment of Land Governance in Bihar’, in Faizi, A.A.A., Iyer, K.G., and Kaur, A., (Eds.) Tenancy Laws and Practices: Emerging Issue, Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Manak Publication, New Delhi, 62-92. (ISBN 978-93-7831-384-4)
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2014). ‘Participation and Decision Making: A Study from Rural West Bengal’, in Balan, P.P.,  George, S.,  and Kunhikannan, T.P., (Eds.) Decentralisation and Development: Experiences and Experiments, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), 113-128
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2007). ‘Universal Primary Education in India: Issues and Challenges’, in Goswami, K., Nayak, N.C., & Chatterjee, B. (Eds) Economic Reforms, Human Welfare and Sustainable Development in India. New Century Publications, New Delhi, 86-106. (ISBN: 8177081462)


Conference Presentation:

  • Samanta, D., & Dinda, S (forthcoming). ‘Whose Right Is It: Towards a new set of Land Policies for Optimal Utilisation’, 2016 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, World Bank, to be held during 14th-18th March, 2016, Washington DC, USA.
  • Samanta, D., & Jha, J.K (2014). ‘Land Governance and Women Right over Land: A Study of Bihar’, 2014 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, World Bank, held during 24th-27th March, 2014, Washington DC, USA.
  • Samanta, D., & Bandyopadhyay. V. (2015) ‘Willingness to Pay and Scope of Coproduction in Drinking Water Supply: A Study of Bihar’ presented in the 4th Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management’  held during 11th -13th December, 2015.
  • Srivastava, P., & Samanta, D. (2015). ‘Impact of Joint Liability Group on Sustainable Livelihood and Social Capital Promotion: A Study in the Context of Bihar’ presentated in the ‘International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability’ organized by SDMIMD, Mysore, 20th-21st  November, 2015, Mysore, Karnataka. 
  • Samanta, D. (2014). ‘Political affiliation and participation: An analysis in the context of rural West Bengal’, paper presented in the KILA International Conference on Gandhi, Gram Swaraj and Decentralisation, organized by Kerala Institute of Local Administration held during 27th-29th November, 2014, Thrissur, Kerala.
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2014). ‘An Assessment of basic Services delivered to rural people of West Bengal’, presented at the International Conference on Deepening Democracy Through Participatory Local Governance, organized by Government of Kerala, January 19-21st, 2014, Trivundrum, Kerala.
  • Samanta, D., & Bandyopadhyay. V. (2013) ‘Drinking Water Services in Rural Bihar: A Critical Assessment of the current Drinking Water Policy’, presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management organized by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, August,  12th -14th, 2013, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2012). ‘People’s Participation in Local Level Decision Making Process: A Study of Spaces, Forms and Dimensions in the context of rural West Bengal’, presented in the International Conference on Democratic Decentralisation and People’s Participation, organized by International Sociological Association and Kerala Institute of Local Administration, December 20th -23rd2012, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Samanta, D., (2015). ‘Land for Industrial Development: A Critical Assessment in the context of Bihar’, presented at the 5th Development Meet organized by the Central University of Bihar, March,13-15th  2015, Patna, Bihar. 
  • Samanta, D., Jha, J.K. & Dinda, S (2014). ‘Assessment of Land Governance in Bihar’, presented in the conference on Tenancy Laws & Practices: Emerging Issues organised by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, February 20th-21st, 2014, Mussouri.
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2014).  ‘Spaces of People’s Participation in Democratic Decision Making and Underlying Household Characteristics Determining Participation: A Study on rural West Bengal’, presented at the 4th Development Meet organized by Central University of Bihar,  February  21st-22nd, 2014, Patna.
  • Samanta, D., & Bandyopadhyay. V. (2013). ‘Willingness to Pay: Exploring Possibility of community ownership in Rural Drinking Water Service in Bihar’ presented at the Second National Symposium on Rural Management, organized by  Institute of Rural Management Anand, December 13th -14th, 2013, Anand.
  • Samanta, D., & Nayak, N.C. (2013). ‘Participatory Practices in Rural Areas: A Study of Gram Panchayats in West Bengal’, presented at the National Conference on Decentralised Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas, organized by  Central University of Jharkhand, September 11th-12th, 2013,Ranchi.
  •     Senroy. D.,  & Samanta., D (2009).‘Good Governance and Employment Generation through NREGA: A Case Study of Gram Panchayats in West Bengal’, presented at and Thinkers and Writers Forum’ held during 21st Skoch Summit on organized by Skoch Development Foundation,  November 10th-12th, 2009, New Delhi.

Completed Sponsored Research/Consultancy:

  • Social Impact Assessment of land acquisition for  Ganga Bridge in Patna district (2015-2016)
          Sponsored by: District Magistrate, Patna, Government of Bihar
  • ‘Land Governance Assessment Framework for Bihar’ (2013-2014) 
          Sponsored by: The World Bank
  • ‘Evaluation of MGNREGA Diwas in Bihar’, (2013-2014) 
          Sponsored by: Rural Development Department, Government of Bihar
  • Assessment of Drinking Water Services in Rural Bihar for RWSS-LIS Programme’ (2012-2013)
          Sponsored by: The World Bank under coordination of Public Health Engineering Department,     Government of Bihar

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