As part of the Local Public Sector Alliance’s efforts to promote high-quality, policy-relevant research on issues related to decentralization and local development around the world, the Alliance is offering a number of awards for outstanding papers on decentralization and local development. Although the award is open to all, the award is targeted at young scholars and emerging researchers from around the world.
We are excited to announce that Rajib Timalsina (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) was selected as the winner of the Outstanding Decentralization Paper Award for the Asia Region (2021/22), for his working paper “Local Perspectives, Global Goals: Reflections from Citizen-led Assessments on Responsive Local Governance in Improving Learning Outcomes in Nepal”. This recognition comes with a cash prize of US$500. The author of each region’s Outstanding Decentralization Paper will further be considered for the Global Outstanding Decentralization Paper Award.
In addition, Julian Thomas B. Alvarez (Asian Development Bank / University of the Philippines School of Economics) and Tengku Munawar Chalil (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia) were recognized as regional runners-up for their submissions to the Outstanding Decentralization Paper Award for the Asia Region (2021/22). This recognition comes with a cash prize of US$250.
The deadlines for the subsequent rounds of the Outstanding Paper Award 2021/22 are November 7, 2021 (for Sub-Saharan Africa); January 9, 2022 (Latin American & Caribbean); February 6, 2022 (Middle East & North Africa) and March 6, 2022 (OECD / Europe and Central Asia).