Strengthening Public Management Program

Date: September 2012
Document Type: Reports and Recommendations of the President
Project Number: 36172-063

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This Report and Recommendation of the President describes terms and conditions proposed for Strengthening Public Management Program in Nepal, for the approval of the Board of Directors of ADB.

The program seeks to promote an enabling environment in Nepal for the effective delivery of public goods and services, especially at the local level. It will do this by strengthening national and local linkages in public financial management (PFM), mitigating fiduciary risks through greater transparency and public participation, modernizing procurement systems, and enhancing the effectiveness of oversight and accountability agencies. The program will support efforts by the government of Nepal to reform budget, fiscal, and fiduciary risk management at the sub-national or local government level (district development committee, municipality and village development committee), public procurement, and oversight and accountability institutions at the national level. The program is aligned with ADB’s Nepal country partnership strategy for 2010–2012 and is part of a broader set of fiduciary risk reduction initiatives being implemented by other development partners in Nepal, notably the PFM Multi-Donor Trust Fund.