Dr P Geetha


Dr P Geetha

Associate Professor


Dr Geeta Potaraju is a PhD in Management from Department of Business Management, Osmania University, Hyderabad. She is currently heading the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad. She has over 20 years of experience in development consulting.

Her areas of specialization include Governance and Public Policy, Participatory Governance and Civic Engagement, Performance management in government, Urban reforms and capacity building, Health System Strengthening, Administrative Reforms, Institutional Reforms etc.

She has been involved in a number of key assignments with national and international agencies including Government of India, State Governments, DFID, UNDP, World Bank etc. She has worked with Governments in South Asia including Srilanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and others and trained officials on participatory governance accountability tools. Dr Geeta has publications both national and international to her credit.

Academic Area and Degrees

  • Academic Area:Governance and Public Policy
  • Degrees:PhD

Academic Appoinments

  • Project-tied Faculty at Administrative Staff College of India (1995-1999)
  • Research Associate at IPE (2000-2002)
  • Manager (Governance and Public Policy) at Centre for Good Governance
  • Govt of A.P (2002-2008)
  • Governance Advisor, Government of Andhra Pradesh (2009-2010)
  • Assistant Professor & Head
  • Centre for Governance and Public Policy
  • IPE since 2010

Courses Teaching

  • Public Sector Policy and Issues in Management
  • Corporate Governance

Research Statement

  • I have been working on action research especially on various development research projects. Particularly interested in issues of service improvements, citizen empowerment and accountability issues. Enjoy applying social science research in identifying areas for improvement in governance and making it useful to the people at large.

Research Interests

  • Public Enterprise Policy
  • Accountability in Government
  • Performance Management
  • Participatory Governance
  • Strategic reviews to name a few

Featured work and Publications

  • I have published books in the areas of performance management in public enterprises, accountability in government and have written papers on various themes on governance and public policy

Awards & Honours

  • As an appreciation to my work on a performance management project funded by World Bank, the Performance Management Division, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, provided me an opportunity to participate in a 5 week program on performance management by Rutgers University, New Jersey , USA (2012-2013)