Dayashankar Maurya

Position: Associate Professor

Education Background:

Ph.D. in Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Singapore)


Research Areas

Public management reforms, inter-organizational relationships (contracting, public-private partnerships, collaboration), policy design & policy implementation, health policy & health financing

Research Output

Contact information

Dr Dayashankar Maurya
Associate Professor
Room 4.005
Nazarbayev University
53 Kabanbay batyr Avenue
Astana, Kazakhstan 010000

Dr. Dayashankar Maurya, is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University. He is a public policy, public management, and health policy researcher with training in Medicine, Healthcare Management, and Public Policy. He has close to 15 years of experience working in industry and academia. His industry experience comes from working for Private Hospitals, Public Health NGOs, UN agencies, and Policy consulting firms

His research is primarily concerned with public management reforms specially understanding interaction between public and private sector. His scholarship is primarily aimed at understanding how public and private sector can work together to address societal challenges.  He has received awards such as Best Paper Prize Journal of Asian Public Policy 2020/21; Best Paper Award at IIMA Doctoral Colloquium; and Harwin Award for Academic Excellence, National University of Singapore. He has published papers in top-tier international journals such as Public Management Review and Social Policy & Administration.

Before joining GSPP, he worked as an Associate Professor at Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), India. Before that he worked as Associate Professor in the Public Management and Policy Analysis Program, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan. He also held a Chairperson MBA (Healthcare Management) position at T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal, India. He is the trustee for ARMMAN, a public health non-profit organization with operations in more than 20 states in India.


Journal Articles (Selected)

  • Maurya, D., Ramesh, M., & Howlett, M. (2023). Governance of dependency relationships in mandated networks. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 1-23. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya, D., & Rathore, A. K. (2023). Adaptability of Governance Arrangements in Response to COVID-19: Effectiveness of Hierarchy Market or Collaborative? Public Performance & Management Review, 1-36. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Maurya, D., & Srivastava, A. (2022). Controlling Partner Opportunism in Cross-Sectoral Alliance: Dynamics of Governance Flexibility. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management23(Suppl 1), 15-28. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Ishani Mukherjee & Dayashankar Maurya(2022) Public policy education in India: promises and pitfalls of an emerging disciplinary identity, Journal of Asian Public Policy, 1-22. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Rathore Ashish, Dayashankar Maurya & Amit K Srivastava, (2021). “Do policymakers use social media for policy design? A Twitter analytics approach”. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 25. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya, D. and Srivastava, A.K. (2020), “Controlling opportunism in partnerships: a process view”, International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 33 No. 6/7, pp. 751-769. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Pratap, V., Dayashankar, M., & Biju, S. (2020). “Role of Psychosocial Factors in Effective Design of Solid Waste Management Programmes: Evidence from India”. Environment and Urbanization ASIA11(2), 266-280. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Michael Mintrom, Dayashankar Maurya & Alex Jingwei He (2020) “Policy entrepreneurship in Asia: the emerging research agenda”, Journal of Asian Public Policy13, no. 1: 1-17. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya Dayashankar and Micheal Mintrom (2020) “Policy Entrepreneurs as Catalysts of Broad System Change: The Case of Social Health Insurance Adoption in India”.Journal of Asian Public Policy13(1), pp.18-34. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya, D., & Srivastava, A. K. (2019). “Managing partner opportunism in public–private partnerships: the dynamics of governance adaptation”, Public Management Review21(10), 1420-1442. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Maurya, Dayashankar (2019). “Understanding Public Health Insurance in India: A design perspective”, International Journal of Health Planning and Management34(4), pp.1633-1650. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya, Dayashankar, and Amit Kumar Srivastava. (2019) “Relationship between governance mechanisms and contract performance.”, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management69, no. 1: 44-60. (Ranked Q1- SJR)
  • Maurya, D., & Kwan, C. Y. (2019). “Interactive governance and implementation effectiveness in India’s National Health Insurance Program”.,Australian Journal of Public Administration78(3), 341-358. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Maurya, D., & Ramesh, M. (2019). “Program design, implementation and performance: the case of social health insurance in India”.,Health Economics, Policy and Law14(4), 487-508. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya, Dayashankar. (2018) “Contracting out: making it work.” Policy Design and Practice(2018): 1-17. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Rajasulochana S & Maurya D (2018) “108 in Crisis: Complacency and Compromise Undermine Emergency Services’ Potential”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 53 Issue No 25. (Ranked Q2- SJR)
  • Maurya, D., Virani, A., & Rajasulochana, S. (2017). “Horses for Courses: Moving India towards Universal Health Coverage through Targeted Policy Design”., Applied Health Economics and Health Policy,15(6), 733-744. (Ranked Q1, SJR)
  • Asher, M., Vora, Y., & Maurya, D. (2015). “An analysis of selected pension and health care initiatives for informal sector workers in India”., Social Policy & Administration49(6), 738-751. (Ranked Q1, SJR)


  • Mintrom M, Maurya D  and He Jingwei H. (Edited). (2020) “Policy Entrepreneurship An Asian Perspective” London, Routledge  

Book Chapters

  • Maurya D & M Ramesh (2019) “Contracting Out as a Governance Mechanisms: The Case of National Health Insurance in India” in Kekez A; Howlett M & Ramesh M (edited) Collaboration and Public Service Delivery: Promise and Pitfalls, Edward Elgar.
  • Maurya D & Mukul Asher (2018) “India’s Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana: Enhancing Policy and Organizational Capacities for Better Outcomes” in Mehta N & Arya A. (edited) “ Role of Public Policy in Development Process: Emerging Socio-Economic Scenario in the Indian Economy” Academic Foundation New Delhi.
  • Maurya, D. & Lai Allen (2013). “Challenges in use of Public Private Partnership as a Policy Tool in Healthcare”., In M. Popejoy, Global Health Policy. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Teaching Cases

  • Maurya D, Amit Srivastava & Sulagana M “RSBY: Delivering Health Insurance through Public-Private Contracting”  Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies 2020. Vol. 10 No. 4.
  • Amit Srivastava, Vidya Pratap and Dayashankar Maurya “Decision Dilemma of a Public Manager” Case Centre 2020 Reference no. 220-0034-1