The data book on “The State of Governance and Citizens’ Trust in Public and Political Institutions in Nepal” is based on Trust Survey carried out in 2015 by the Central Department of Public Administration with financial support from the project Policy and Governance Studies (PGS) in South Asia: Regional Master and PhD Programs. It is a joint research project among four departments in four universities. These are the Department of Administration and Organization Theory (DAO), University of Bergen (UIB), Bergen, Norway, the Central Department of Public Administration (CDPA), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal, the Department of Sociology and Political Science, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka. The main objective of this data book is to present data of the trust survey to help researchers and academics as a ready source of data to produce scholarly research papers.
The data were collected through a questionnaire survey administered in 34 districts out of 75 districts in Nepal. A sample size of 2404 respondents was selected on the basis of multi-stage systematic random sampling. The main purpose of the survey was to map citizens’ perceptions on satisfaction with life, political system, generalized trust, trust in public and political institution and in some professions. Besides, perceptions in good governance and policy performance and capacity of public institutions and corruption among political leaders and civil servants were mapped through the questionnaire.
The authors are Prof. Tek Nath Dhakal (PhD),TU, CDPA, Nepal, Prof. Ishtiaq Jamil (PhD), UiB, Norway, Narendra Raj Paudel (PhD), CDPA, Nepal. The data cleaning, and tables consolidated by Prabin Babu Dhakal.