|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Out of the 29 policy actions/decisions taken under the Program, further actions were envisaged with 9 of them. Out of the 9 policy actions, further actions have been taken in eight of them. These include: (i) the Constituent Assembly has already established a State Restructuring and Distribution of Power Committee; (ii) almost all the technical staff positions in all 75 DTOs have been filled; (iii) MOF issued directives to the Financial Comptroller General Office to undertake public expenditure tracking surveys for all the sectors; (iv) the Nepal Administrative Staff College has provided trainers training on management for development results (MfDR) to its four trainers, incorporated MfDR in its training curriculum, and has started conducting training; (v) MLD has been providing training to DDC staff on procurement and local body financial administration rules; (vi) MLD has finalized
computerization of all DDC accounts and established network between MLD and DDCs; (vii) a proposal for amendment to the Bank and Financial Institution Act has been forwarded for a Cabinet approval to issue regulatory norms for Infrastructure Development Bank; and (viii) Cabinet has already approved the Regulation of the Non-Nepali Resident Act. However, approval of the National Resettlement Policy by the Cabinet has not been completed. NPC submitted a draft Policy for a Cabinet approval in October 2008. The Cabinet returned the Policy to NPC for further review in consultation with concerned ministries, departments and stakeholders, and to improve quality of the text before resubmitting to the Cabinet. However, the process of improving the draft Policy progressed well with the help of four short-term consultants financed by ADB. NPC led and facilitated the process. The team has submitted the improved version to NPC on 28 February 2011.
MOF has fully utilized the $50 million under the Program by 15 July 2010 and has submitted to ADB a budget utilization report on 28 November 2011. Given the possibility of Cabinet approval of the National Resettlement Policy within next three
months and the budget has already been fully utilized, MOF will submit a draft Program Completion Report for ADB's review by 30 June 2011.