Nepal: Governance Support Program (Subprogram 2)

Sovereign Project | 36172-032

Summary

The S-PPTA seeks to support the governance reform agenda of the government with specific reference to putting in place Subprogram 2 of the Governance Support Program. Its impact will be evident in selective reforms being piloted and in rigorous analytical work being done to process SP2. The major outputs and activities of the S-PPTA can be detailed as follows (see also Table A1): (i) various assessments needed for program processing, and collation of relevant baseline data for SP2; (ii) options analysis on how to resolve difficulties in specific parts of the Civil Service Act, and how to move forward with a local government service act and commission in a federal state context; (iii) draft design of a RBM system that could be considered by government for incorporation; (iv) action plan on how to scale up partnerships between local bodies and communities/private sector in service delivery; and (v) draft program document on SP2.

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Project Name Governance Support Program (Subprogram 2)
Project Number 36172-032
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7574-NEP: Governance Support Program (Subprogram 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Public administration
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The S-PPTA seeks to support the governance reform agenda of the government with specific reference to putting in place Subprogram 2 of the Governance Support Program. Its impact will be evident in selective reforms being piloted and in rigorous analytical work being done to process SP2. The major outputs and activities of the S-PPTA can be detailed as follows (see also Table A1): (i) various assessments needed for program processing, and collation of relevant baseline data for SP2; (ii) options analysis on how to resolve difficulties in specific parts of the Civil Service Act, and how to move forward with a local government service act and commission in a federal state context; (iii) draft design of a RBM system that could be considered by government for incorporation; (iv) action plan on how to scale up partnerships between local bodies and communities/private sector in service delivery; and (v) draft program document on SP2.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy As approved by the ADB Board of Directors in October 2008, the ongoing Governance Support Program, Subprogram I (GSP[SP1]), whose last tranche is expected to be disbursed in the next 6-8 months, will be followed by a Subprogram II (SP2). The core components of SP2, as described in the program cluster approach of the main program documentation in September 2008, are still very relevant. However, since 2008, when the GSP was designed, the expressed needs of the Government of Nepal have evolved in line with changes in the political and economic situation on the ground. To reflect these emerging needs more accurately in SP2, and in light of the outcomes already identified in the GSP cluster approach and substantial lessons learnt from the Nepal Governance Reform Program (closed in 2007) and the ongoing GSP(SP1), a small-scale PPTA (S-PPTA) is necessary.
Impact Improved governance and an effective public management system at the central and local level in Nepal.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A program design on governance and public management that is agreed to between the Government of Nepal, ADB and other key stakeholders.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Various assessments needed for program processing, and collation of relevant baseline data

2. Actionable plan and strategy to improve governance and public management at the central and local levels

3. Draft SWAp arrangement on local governance in Nepal

4. Action plan on how to scale up PPPs for service delivery at local level

5. Draft Program document on Governance Support Program (Subprogram II)

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nepal
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design These include: (i) central level policymakers, (ii) local level policymakers and government officials, (iii) local level civil society groups, (iv) community groups, including of women, and others. The requirement for further stakeholder analysis, and preparation of a consultation and participation plan, has been incorporated in the TOR of the TA team, and will be required to be submitted in the inception report.
During Project Implementation During the PPTA, and for purposes of program design, the following types of consultation and participation has been carried out by the TA team: workshops, involvement of civil society, discussions with unions, etc.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The project proposes to procure the following consulting services on an individual selection basis: International: 1 Public Management Expert (0.5 person-month); National: 1 Program Management Expert (4 PM); 1 Program Development Expert (3 P); 1 Local Government Finance Expert (1 PM); 1 Consultation Facilitator (1 PM); 1 Civil Service Expert (1 PM); 1 Public-Private Partnership Expert (1 PM); 1 Gender and Social Mobilization Expert (1 PM); 1 Local Governance Expert (1 PM).
Responsible ADB Officer Raju Tuladhar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Office of the Prime Minister&Council of MinistersNepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Apr 2010
Fact Finding 07 Jun 2010 to 23 Jun 2010
MRM -
Approval 09 Aug 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Mar 2011

TA 7574-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Aug 2010 - 09 Aug 2010 31 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
200,000.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 230,000.00 09 Aug 2010 105,203.61

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