AUC Professor Shahjahan Bhuiyan Receives Prestigious Award for Public Policy Research in Global South

Shahjahan Bhuiyan

Shahjahan Bhuiyan, associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and associate dean for Administration and Undergraduate Studies, has received the Transition and Developing Economies Award from the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). Bhuiyan is being recognized for his contributions to the development of the field of public policy and public administration in developing and transitioning countries. According to the jury: "Professor Shahjahan Bhuiyan is a highly accomplished scholar, who has made significant contributions to the field of health policy, governance, and comparative public administration. He also plays a leadership role in his university and community, which is a typical example of promoting the development of developing countries by serving public management education."

Bhuiyan said: “I am deeply humbled and privileged to be recognized by the IPPA, a preeminent global network of public policy schools.”

His research explores how public administration operates in developing and transitioning countries. Specifically, he analyzes the role of governance in development, e-governance, public service delivery, public sector reform, decentralization and local governance, and society and public policy. His research provides a useful understanding of the challenges facing public administration in the Global South.

Bhuiyan will officially receive the award during the 6th International Conference on Public Policy in Toronto this June.


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