Nepal : Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development
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.
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|Project Name||Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development|
|Country / Economy||Nepal
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
|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 / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender||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.|
Knowledge, skills, technology, and human and physical capital enhanced (Nepal Fifteenth Plan)
|Description of Outcome||
Design and implementation of development policies, strategies, programs, and projects improved
|Progress Toward Outcome||The TA is in its second year of implementation. Several proposals have been approved by ADB and the Government. Implementation of one of the studies is ongoing.|
|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)||
- Consultant recruitments are ongoing for approved proposal and several other proposals are under review.
- The additional allocation $1.82 million under the TA is expected to be approved by August 2022.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation with line agencies undertaken to determine the scope and priorities of the Government.|
|During Project Implementation||Proposals for studies under the KSTA is submitted by the relevant government agencies and finalized in consultation amongst ADB and the Government.|
To be selected and engaged by ADB:
Individual: Framework agreement or individual selection.
Depends on the nature of the knowledge work and will be included in the proposals submitted to the TA advisory committee for approval.
|Procurement||Goods will be procured by ADB and/or consultant following ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Panday, Anjan|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Nepal Resident Mission|
Ministry of Finance
|Concept Clearance||10 Aug 2020|
|Fact Finding||12 Aug 2020 to 21 Aug 2020|
|Approval||06 Nov 2020|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||07 Jul 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Nov 2020||22 Dec 2020||22 Dec 2020||30 Nov 2025||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|3,670,000.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||3,870,000.00||30 May 2023||1,033,730.19|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Knowledge Solutions and Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2020|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6596||07 Mar 2023||Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. (JAPAN) in association with Total Management Services (NEPAL) | 20-2 Nishishinjuku, 3-chome 163-1409 Tokyo, Japan||Ministry of Finance||497,980.00||—|
|Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6596||21 Sep 2022||BGC Engineering Inc. (CANADA) in association with Gygax Engineering Associates Ltd. (CANADA) | 500-980 Howe St Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 0C8 Canada||Ministry of Finance||677,114.00||—|
|Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance||Technical Assistance 6596||05 Aug 2022||Nobel Systems, Inc. (U.S.A.) | 1030 Nevada St Ste 202 Redlands, San Bernardino, California 92374 United States||Ministry of Finance||180,886.00||—|
None currently available.