SJPG Volume 34 Number 1 June 2014

June 2014
It is our great pleasure to present this issue of "South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance (SJPG)" to all our interested readers and well wishers. Welcome to this first issue of SJPG, which is released in June 2014. SJPG was initially called Public Administration Journal (PAJ) and was later renamed as Nepalese Journal of Public Policy and Governance (NJPG) in 2008. The reason for changing this name to SJPG is its wider audience and its focus on contemporary policy and governance issues in South Asia and beyond. The journal is sponsored by the Policy and Governance Studies (PGS) in South Asia under the NORHED program and funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). This issue of SJPG is the product of our endeavor to upgrade the journal and to make it more useful to students of public administration, political science, management, economics, sociology, international relations and others. It is the continual dedication and hard work of all members of the Editorial Board as well as support and encouragement from all advisors that made it possible to publish this journal in its present format. In this regard, we acknowledge and thank all those concerned for their valuable scholarly input and intellectual support. It is hoped that this journal serves as a forum for exploration and dissemination of ideas and issues on various dimensions of public sector governance and policy particularly those studies based on empirical evidence and experience. We encourage articles that are original, analytical and argumentative to bring forth discussions and debates on existing political, administrative and social issues. We also encourage studies that highlight cross-country and regional analysis. We welcome and appreciate all valuable suggestions and comments from our readers and well-wishers to make SJPG a useful and relevant forum for discussions and dissemination of knowledge on contemporary policy and governance issues. Thanking you Editorial Board