Areas of Interest & Expertise
Local Governance, Decentralization and Panchayati Raj Institutions, Public Health and Sanitation, Process Evaluation and Impact Assessment studies in the context of Rural Development interventions
Sham N Kashyap is a faculty with the School of Policy and Governance.
He has about 13 years of work experience in the development sector. He has worked in the areas of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), public health and sanitation and agriculture and has led evaluation and monitoring studies, action research projects and compilation of District Human Development Reports, together with teaching and capacity building responsibilities. He has served as a Panchayat Development Officer with the Government of Karnataka. Before joining APU, Sham was associated with Grassroots Research And Advocacy Movement (GRAAM).
Sham has a dual Masters degree in Computer Science and Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University, USA and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree from the School of Development Studies at TISS, Mumbai, on the topic of bureaucratic decision making at the local level within the Panchayat Raj setup.
At APU, Sham is currently involved in research on rural governance and service delivery issues.
Publications and Writings:
- Ayyangar, S., Kashyap, S. N., Prasad, P., & Rishikesh, B. S. (2020). School choice and implementation: Survey evidence across Indian states. Studies in Indian Politics, 2321023020963445.
- Kashyap, S. N. (2016). Factors Influencing the Performance of Primary Health Centres in Select Districts of North Karnataka. BMJ Global Health, 1(Suppl 1), A24 – A24.
- Kashyap, S. N., & Balasubramaniam, R. (2012). Arogyashreni: Towards creating a replicable model for community monitoring of primary health centers in Karnataka, India. BMC Proceedings, 6(Suppl 5), O25.
- Lele, S., Purushothaman, S., & Kashyap, S. (2013). Village Commons, Livelihoods and Governance: An Assessment of Karnataka’s Experience. In Livelihood Strategies in Southern India (pp. 135 – 156). Springer India.
- Purushothaman, S., Hegde, S. S., Patil, S., & Kashyap, S. (2009). People’s Perception of Benefits from a Protected Catchment: A Case Study of Gundal Command in Karnataka. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64, 4.
- Purushothaman, S., & Kashyap, S. N. (2010). Trends in land use and crop acreages in Karnataka and their repercussions. Karnataka Journal of Agricutlural Economics, 23(2), 330 – 333.
Research on rural governance and service delivery issues.