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Nepal: Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54146-001 Status: Approved

The TA will help ADB support Nepal's inclusive and sustainable development with knowledge solutions and institutional capacity development. The TA will focus on knowledge solutions such as analytical and diagnostic studies to inform strategies, plans and policies; institutional strengthening; and capacity development of executing and implementing agencies especially at the subnational level. The TA was included in Nepal Country Operations Business Plan (2020 - 202) as TA: Implementation of the Nepal Knowledge Plan and later merged with Institutional Reforms for Governance Risks Mitigation and Economic Policy and Planning for Subnational Risks Mitigation and renamed as Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Reforms for Sustainable Development.

Project Details

Project Officer
Anjan Panday South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Nepal
Sector
  • Public sector management
 
Project Name Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development
Project Number 54146-001
Country Nepal
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6596-NEP: Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education / Education sector development

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Finance / Finance sector development

Health / Health sector development and reform

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Public sector management / Economic affairs management - Public administration - Public expenditure and fiscal management

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA will help ADB support Nepal's inclusive and sustainable development with knowledge solutions and institutional capacity development. The TA will focus on knowledge solutions such as analytical and diagnostic studies to inform strategies, plans and policies; institutional strengthening; and capacity development of executing and implementing agencies especially at the subnational level. The TA was included in Nepal Country Operations Business Plan (2020 - 202) as TA: Implementation of the Nepal Knowledge Plan and later merged with Institutional Reforms for Governance Risks Mitigation and Economic Policy and Planning for Subnational Risks Mitigation and renamed as Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Reforms for Sustainable Development.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is proposed to implement the Country Knowledge Plan included in Nepal Country Partnership Strategy (2020 - 2024), that focuses on (i) policy advisory services with diagnostic studies and assessments of good practice models, including the feasibility of new technologies, appropriate for Nepal; (ii) planning and implementation mechanisms for inclusive and sustainable delivery of quality infrastructure and social services, especially at the subnational levels; and (iii) capacity development of relevant stakeholders.
Impact Knowledge, skills, technology, and human and physical capital enhanced (Nepal Fifteenth Plan)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Design and implementation of development policies, strategies, programs, and projects improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge solutions produced and events organized for inclusive and sustainable development.

Policies, strategies, and plans to improve institutional capacity of public institutions prepared.

Skills, capacity, and knowledge of government officials and other stakeholders enhanced.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

To be selected and engaged by ADB:

Individual: Framework agreement or individual selection.

Depends on the nature of the knowledge work and will be included in the proposals submitted to the TA advisory committee for approval.

Procurement Goods will be procured by ADB and/or consultant following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Anjan Panday
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
The Government of Nepal
Singha Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2020
Fact Finding 12 Aug 2020 to 21 Aug 2020
MRM -
Approval 06 Nov 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Nov 2020

TA 6596-NEP

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 - 0.00

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