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Dr. Sunny George

Professor
Kerala institute of Local Administration

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Personal Information

Date of Birth : 30.05.1961
Sex : Male
Marital Status : Married
Languages Known    : English , Malayalam & Hindi
Communication Address
KILA, Mulamkunnthukavu PO, Thrissur, Kerala-680581

Mode of Appointment : Regular
Date of Joining in Service :

Educational Qualifications

  • B A  Economics – 1981 –  Newman College,Thodupuzha under Kerala University
  • M A Ecnomics – 1985 University College, Thiruvananthapuram under Kerala University
  • MA Ecnometrics  – 1988 Kerala University
  • M Phil – 1987 – Dept.of Applied Ecnomics under Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • UGC JRF – 1987 (UGC National Educational test at Master Level)
  • Ph.D – 1992 Dept.of Applied Ecnomics under Cochin University of Science & Technology

Awards and Achievements

  • Recipient of Dr. K.C.S. Endowment Award for the best research article published from the alumni of Department of Applied Economic, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin

Areas of Expertise

  • Local Governance;
  • Participatory Planning;
  • Training and Capacity Building;
  • Social Development;
  • Urban Governance and Development; and
  • Development Economics.

Present Responsibilities

  • International Course in Decentralisation, Urban Governance and Poverty Alleviation
  • National Level Course in Decentralised Governance
  • Conducting Training Programmes for local bodies
  • Undertaking Capacity Building Activities for Local Bodies
  • HUDCO Chair Activities (HUDCO-KILA Collaboration)
  • Nodal Officer (NIUA-KILA Collaboration)
  • Programme Coordinator of International Conference.
  • Programme Coordinator of UNDP Project on Climate Change and Local Governments.

Employment Particulars

PeriodPositionInstitution
September 1994 to October 1996Research Associate

Centre   for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram

October 1996 to March 2002Associate ProfessorKerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur
January 2006 to PresentProfessorKerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur

Consultancy Programmes

  • UNDP-GOI Project on Capacity Building for Elected and Official Functionaries of South Indian States of Kerala, Karanataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
  • Modernising Government Programme (MGP) Initiatives relating to Local Bodies of Kerala
  • World Bank sponsored Study on Rural Service Delivery in Kerala
  • World Bank sponsored study on Citizens Report Cards in Kerala in collaboration with Public Affairs Foundation, Bangalore.
  • UN-HABITAT’s Leadership and Management Training Programmes for Elected Representatives of Urban Local Bodies in Kerala
  • Consultant to Bangladesh for Evaluating the project on ‘Strengthening Local Governments in Bangladesh’ supported by CORDAID.
  • DFID – Evaluation of ‘Strengthening Rural Decentralisation’ Programme of  Government of West Bengal.
  • Project on Climate Change and Local Governments, UNDP, Delhi.
  • HSMI-HUDCO Project on Capacity Building of Urban Local Bodies in Kerala.
  • Organised Three International Seminars on Decentralisation.

Research Reports

  • Citizens Report Card: Avoly Grama Panchayat, Memeo, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA) – Public Affairs Foundation (PAF), Bangalore.
  • Citizens Report Card: Kadaplamattom Grama Panchayat, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Citizens Report Card: Keezhuparamba Grama Panchayat, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Citizens Report Card: Kolazy Grama Panchayat, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Citizens Report Card: Keezhuparamba Kochin Corporation, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Citizens Report Card: Agaly Grama Panchayat, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Citizens Report Card: Mangattidam Grama Panchayat, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Citizens Report Card: Thalassery Municipality, Mimeo, KILA-PAF, 2007.
  • Evaluation Report on Strengthening Rural Decentralisation in Bangladesh for CORDAD, 2006.
  • Evaluation Report on Strengthening Rural Decentralisation in West Bengal for DFID, 2006.
  • A Quick Assessment of Rural Service Delivery Functions of Local Governments in Kerala (2005) Report submitted to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), New Delhi.
  • Published

A few books Published / Translated / Edited

  • Adoption UN-HABITAT Handbooks into vernacular language of Malayalam – 2003
  • Handbook for the Training of Elected Representatives (Malayalam)- June 2003
  • Glossary on Decentralisation (Malayalam) – March 2002
  • Questions and Answers on Decentralisation (Malayalam) – April 2002
  • Tribal Development Plan – A Handbook – May 2002
  • Women Empowerment – July 2004
  • Representation to Twelfth Finance Commission – May 2004
  • Tenth Plan Formulation Series (General Subject and Sixteen Specific Subjects) – June 2002
  • Project Management – August 2003
  • Development Report of Permbra Block Panchayat – 2005
  • Tenth Five Year Plan Document of Perambra Block Panchayat 2002-2007 – 2005
  • Development Report of Naduvil Grama Panchayat – 2005
  • Tenth Five Year Plan Document of Naduvil Grama Panchayat 2002-2007 – 2005
  • Hindi Version of Tenth Five Year Plan Guidelines of Government of Kerala – 2005
  • Tamil Version of Tenth Five Year Plan Guidelines of Government of Kerala – 2005
  • Panchayat Bharana Nadapadikramangal (Handbook in Malayalam) – 2005
  • A hand book for politicians and social workers – 2005
  • Development report of Kannur District Panchayat – 2005
  • Set of Hand Books for Panchayat Administration – 2006
  • Handbook for Plan Implementation and Monitoring of Panchayats – 2009
  • Handbook for Plan Implementation and Monitoring of Urban Local Bodies – 2009
  • Handbook on Urban Governance (in Malayalam) – 2011
  • Trainer’s Manual for the training of Officers of ULBs (in Malayalam) – 2011
  • Handbook for the Training of Standing Committee Members of ULBs (in Malayalam) – 2011
  • Trainer’s Manual for the Training on Decentralisation and Social Welfare (in Malayalam) – 2013
  • Handbook on Decentralisation and Social Welfare – 2013
  • Handbook on Decentralisation and Public Health – 2013
  • Handbook on Decentralisation and Development – 2013
  • Trainer’s Manual for Training on Public Health – 2013
  • Urban Governance – 2014

Selected Publications

  • (2016), (Ed.), Rights Based Development: Case Studies on Contemporary India [With Balan, PP and TP Kunjikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala (ISBN :978-93-84557-58-4).
  • (2016), (Ed.), Decentralisation and Development: Selected Regional Interventions [With Balan, PP and TP Kunjikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala (ISBN :978-93-84557-69-0).
  • (2016), (Ed.), Marginalisation and Deprivation: Studies on Multiple Vulnerabilities [With Balan, PP and TP Kunjikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala (ISBN :978-93-84557-84-3).
  • (2016),  “Community Participation and Women’s Empowerment: The Kerala Experience of Participatory Planning and Budgeting”, in Cecilia Ng. (2016), (Ed.) Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting: Imperatives for Equitable Public Expenditure, Springer International Publishing.
  • (2015) “Governability Challenges in Sustaining Small-Scale Fisheries in an Urban Context: A Study of Cochin Backwaters, India”, [with Jyothis Sathyapalan], in Svein Jentoft and Ratana Chuenpagdee (2016), (Ed.), Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections, MARE Publication Series Volume 13, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
  • (2015), (Ed.), Gandhiji, Gram Swaraj, Decentralisation: Context and Content [With Balan, PP and TP Kunjikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala (ISBN :978-93-84557-13-3).
  • (2014), (Ed.), Deepening Democracy: Issues on Gender and Basic Needs [With Balan, PP and TP Kunjikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala (ISBN :978-93-84557-01-0).
  • (2014), (Ed.), Climate Change and Local Governments, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala (ISBN: 978-93-84557-07-2) [in Malayalam].
  • (2013), (Ed.), Decentralisation and Development: Experiences and Experiments [With Balan, PP and TP Kunjikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala (ISBN :978-81-925633-7-4).
  • (2013), “Democratic Decentralization and Participatory Budgeting – The Kerala Experience (India)”, [With Martina Nuenecker], in Sintomer, Yves, Rudolf Traub-Merz, Junhua Zhang (2013), Participatory Budgeting in Asia and Europe: Key Challenges of Participation, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • (2013), (Ed.), Decentralisation and Development: Experiences and Experiments, [With Balan PP and TP Kunhikannan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala. (ISBN 978-81-925633-7-4).
  • (2013), Decentralisation and Social Welfare, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala.
  • (2013), Decentralisation and Public Health, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala.
  • (2013), Decentralisation and Development, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala (ISBN: 9789384557027).
  • (2012), (Ed.) Democratic Decentralisation and People’s Participation, Anthology of Abstracts, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala.
  • (2009), “Trends in Urbanisation and Urban Governance in Kerala”, in Rajan, K., Kerala Economy: Trends During the Post Reform Period, Serials Publications, Delhi. (ISBN 978-81-8387-271-3).
  • (2011) “Democratic Decentralisation and Participatory Budgeting: The Kerala Experience” [with Martina Nuenecker] in Sintomer, Yves, Rudolf Traub-Merz and Zhang Junhua (2011), (Ed.), Participatory Budgeting in Asia and Europe: Key Challenges of Participation (ISBN 978-7-208-10410), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
  • (2007), (Ed.) Panchayat General Administration, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala.
  • (2006), (Ed.) “Trends in Urbanisation and Urban Governance in Kerala”, in Balan, P.P. and M. Retna Raj (Ed.), (2006) Decentralised Governance and Poverty Reduction: Lessons from Kerala, Kerala Institute of Local Administration.
  • (2005), “Public Action, Decentralised Planning and Eradication of Poverty and Hunger: The Case of Kerala”, paper presented at ‘World Mayor’s Conference’, 2-4 April, 2005.
  • (2002), “Urban Governance in Kerala: Seventy Fourth Constitutional Amendments and its Implementation”, [with Balan P.P.],  paper presented in the Seminar or “Seventy-Fourth Constitutional Amendments and its Implementation” organised by All India Institute of Local Self Governments at Hotel Kamath, Goa during 28-30 November, 2002.
  • (2001), “Training for Democratic Decentralisation in Kerala: The Role of Kerala Institute of Local Administration”, paper presented in the Seminar on ‘Governance and Public Administration in the 21st Century: New Trends and New Techniques – Implications for Education and Training’, organised by International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA), Athens, Greece, 7-13 July, 2001.
  • (2000) “Kerala”, in Chandrashekar, B.K., (2000) (Ed.) Panchayati Raj in India: Status Report 1999, Task Force on Panchayati Raj, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, pp.75-110.
  • (1999), “Information Technology in Agriculture and Rural Development”, Book Review of Asian Productivity Organisation (1997) Information Technology and Rural Development in Asia-Pacific Region, Asian Productivity Organisation, Japan, in Productivity (1999), Vol.39, No.4, pp.716-717.
  • (1999) Panchayati Raj: Decentralised Planning and Development in Kerala [with K.N. Lalithabhai], mimeo, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Mulamkunnathukavu, Thrissur.
  • (1998), “Kerala Economy: Retrospect and Prospect”, Paper presented in the Seminar organised by Lions Club, Vazhakulam, Kerala.
  • (1998), “Decentralised Governance, Political Economy and Administration” [with K.N. Lalithabhai, V. Ramachandran, and D. Bandyopadhyay], Background Paper, Colloquia on Panchayati Raj: Issues at District Level and Below, Conducted by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi and Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Thrissur.
  • (1998), Local Level Development in Kerala: Identification of Gaps in Research and Training, Mimeo, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Thrissur, Kerala.
  • (1998), (Ed.), Handbook of Transfer of Functions, Institutions and Schemes to Local Government Institutions., [with K.N. Lalithabhai and K. Rajasekharan], Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala.
  • (1998), Status of Panchayats in Kerala, [with K.N. Lalithabhai], mimeo, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Mulamkunnathukavu, Thrissur.
  • (1997), “Industrial Stagnation in a Regional Economy: An Analysis of Kerala Industry”, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, Vol.9, No.2., April-June, 1997,  pp.266-285.
  • (1997), ’Productivity and Capacity Utilisation in Industry: An Analysis of Pulp and Paper Industry in Kerala’, in Nair, P.R.G. et. al., Dimensions of Development: Spatial and Sectoral Perspectives, Commonwealth Publishers, New Delhi, pp.235-273.
  • (1996), “Trade Liberalisation and Sustainable Development: Lessons from Indian Experience”, paper presented in Seminar on ‘Trade Liberalisation and Environment’ at India International Centre, New Delhi.
  • (1996), Trade Liberalisation and the Environment: A Survey, [with Prof. P.Nandakumar and K.J.Joseph], mimeo, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum.
  • (1995), “Environmental Implications of Kerala’s Industrial Sector”, (with K.J. Joseph) in Pillai, P.P. and R.P.Nair (ed.) (1995) Understanding Ecologically Sustainable Economic Development, Institute of Planning and Applied Economic Research, John Mathai Centre, University of Calicut, Kerala.
  • (1994), “Kerala Model of Development: Lessons and Non-Lessons”, paper presented at International Congress on Kerala Studies, A.K.G. Centre for Research and Studies, Trivandrum, 27-29 Aug., 1994.
  • (1994), “Water Resource Management and Sustainable Development of Kerala: A Macro Model Framework”, paper presented at Seminar on Environmental Issues of Water Resources Projects, CWRDM, Kannoor.
  • (1993), “Growth and Instability in Rubber Plantation Industry in India”, [with Prof.V.Nanda Mohan, Dept. of Futures Studies, University of Kerala], Productivity, Oct.-Dec., 1993.
  • (1993), “Industrial Stagnation in Kerala: A Diagnosis of Pulp and Paper Industry”, (1993) Multidisciplinary Research Review, Vol.3, June-Dec., 1993, pp.33-42.

KILA Publications by Dr. Sunny George

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