fbpx

Deepak Sanan

Senior Advisor | dsanan at iihs dot ac dot in

EDUCATION:

1979   MA, International Studies, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

1977   BCom (Hons), SRCC, Delhi University

 

 

Countries: India
States: Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra
Cities:
Languages: English, Hindi

Deepak Sanan is a former civil servant, living in Himachal Pradesh. He retired from the Indian Administrative Service, the centrally recruited senior civil service of India in January 2017. He was posted in the state of Himachal Pradesh in 1982. During the course of his career, he held positions that offered experience in public finance, rural development, cooperatives, water resources and sanitation, health and medical education, urban development, housing, town planning, land administration, power, animal husbandry, agriculture and forests and environment, both to the State Governments and the Government of India.

 

Deepak Sanan has published regularly on Center-State relationships, in particular, on creating incentives for more effective use of Central funds to overcome State budget constraints and improve governance. He has a special interest in designing schemes of inter-governmental financial transfers that can improve institutional arrangements at state and local government level to enhance the effectiveness of these transfers and service delivery specially, in basic services. He has undertaken many assignments over the years as a consultant with the World Bank, IFAD, DFID, IDS Sussex and AusAid relating to his skills and experience in public finance, urban and rural development and specially in relation to the water and sanitation sector in India. He has also been on the staff of the World Bank as the India Country Team Leader in the Water and Sanitation Program (South Asia) for two years, between 2005 and 2007.

 

He currently advises the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore on a variety of subjects related to his experience and special interests. He heads the Centre for Land Governance at IIHS and also contributes on issues relating to urban development, water, sanitation and public finance issues.

Journal Articles

  • Sanan, D. (2017). Cog in the wheel of patronage. Urbanisation, 2(2), 135-141.
  • Sanan, D. (2008). Development lessons from the Himachal Pradesh experience. ASCI Journal of Management, 37(2), 109–12.
  • Sanan, D. (2004). Delivering basic public services in Himachal Pradesh: Is the success sustainable? Economic and Political Weekly, 39(9), 975-978.
  • Sanan, D. (1997). Sharing common pool resources: the case of Neoza forest in Kinnaur. The Administrator, 42(3).

 

Book/Book chapters 

Book

  • Sanan, D. & Swadi, D. (1998). Exploring Kinnaur and Spiti in the Trans-Himalaya, New Delhi, Indus Publishing Co.
  • Sanan, D. (1995). Nanda Devi: Restoring Glory. New Delhi: New Age International.

 

Book Chapters

  • Sanan, D. (2011). The sanitation story of the millennium. In L. Mehta & S. Movik (Eds.), Shit Matters: The Potential of Community Led Total Sanitation. Africa: Institute of Development Studies.
  • Sanan, D. (2011). The sanitation story of the millennium. In L. Mehta & S. Movik (Eds.), Shit Matters: The Potential of Community Led Total Sanitation. Africa: Institute of Development Studies.
  • Sanan, D. (2009). Snotty Shimla: past imperfect future tense. In M. Chaudhry (Ed.), Whispering Deodars: Writings from Shimla Hills. New Delhi: Rupa and Co.
  • Sanan, D., & Swadi, D. (2002). Exploring Kinnaur in the Trans-Himalaya. New Delhi: Indus Publishing. Mahal, A. V., Srivastava, V., & Sanan, D. (2000). Decentralisation and public sector delivery of health and education services in India. In D. Jean-Jacques (Ed.), Governance, decentralisation and reform in China, India and Russia. Boston, Dordrecht, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Sanan, D. (1999). Rethinking Co-operatives: Issues and Prospects In Himachal Pradesh. Co-operatives: ‘from controls to a regulatory framework’, policies for the SAARC Region: a tribute to Late KK Taimni, 273.
  • Sanan, D. (1998). Himachal Pradesh: cooperative movement and trends in cooperative policy. In S. Chopra (Ed.), Creating the Space: Financial Disengagement of Government from Cooperatives. Dehra Dun: Book world.
  • Sanan, D. (1991). Spiti: changing landscape, issues in the development of cold desert areas. In A. K. Dev., & S. A. Rizvi (Eds.), Development, Programming, and Planning in Hill Areas. New Delhi: HK Publishers and Distributors.

 

Other Writing 

Working Paper

  • Mahal, A., Srivastava, V., & Sanan, D. (2000). Decentralization and public sector delivery of health and education services: The Indian experience (working paper No. 20). ZEF discussion papers on development policy.
  • Sanan, D. & Moulik, S. G. (2007). Community-led total sanitation in rural areas: an approach that works (English). Water and Sanitation Program. Washington, DC: World Bank.
  • Sanan, D. (2008). Development lessons from the Himachal Pradesh experience. India Today, 13, 22.

Sanan, D. (2013). Rural Sanitation Transformation in Himachal Pradesh. Paper presented at the Nexus Conference proceedings, UNU-Flores, Dresden, Germany.