Dr Nupur Tiwari is currently working as Associate Professor , Rural Administration and Panchayati Raj at Indian Institute of Public Administration , IIPA , New Delhi.
Earlier , she served as Senior Consultant to the former Union Minister of Panchayati Raj, providing inputs on Local government .She has also served as faculty member at LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, where she was involved in training of the Indian Administrative service officers in areas related to Rural Development
She is the Project Director of Four major projects commissioned by Government of India on PESA and Left Wing Extremism(LWE): A Study of Extremist Affected Areas of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Orissa; Impact of MGNREGA in narrowing gender gap in the Informal Workforce :A comparative Study of women participation in Uttar Pradesh ((Shahjhanpur and Bareilly)); Independent Evaluation of SHGs formed by Non Profit Organizations for Supply of Hot Cooked Supplementary Nutritious Food ;Evaluation of Consumer’s Satisfaction of the products of Kendriya Bhandar.
She has also led Five Major Projects funded by IDRC ,Irish Aid , Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Rural Development and UNDP.She has prepared several Reports for Government of India . Her current research interests include Public Policy , Decentralization and Local governance (Panchayati Raj ); Gender Issues in Informal workforce and Tribal policy.
She has to her credit thirty eight research papers/Articles published in National and International peer reviewed journals. She has authored three books and Four Monographs and has contributed Chapters in eleven volumes . Four books on these issues are forthcoming.
She has lectured vastly in India and Abroad on these issues and has presented papers in various National and International Conferences.
She was a member of Thematic Group on Panchayati Raj and Local-self government constituted by Ministry of DoNER . She was involved in the Expert Committee for Leveraging Panchayati Raj ,Constituted by Ministry of Panchayati Raj ,Government of India. She is a member of Research Committed constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Development , Govt o India She was recently nominated as the Domain Expert for the spot study for Prime Minister’s award for excellence in Public Administration