Centre for Development Policy and Management (CDPM)

Centre for Development Policy Management (CDPM)

The centre aims mainly to provide professional and institutional services to the public and non-state sectors on social and economic development policies, public policy process and overall policy management. Specific objectives of CDPM include:

•       Assess and identify professional capacity building needs in the broader areas of public policy and development management

•       Organize policy discourses, workshops, seminars and conference periodically, independently and in collaboration with other appropriate departments/centres of NASC

•       Collaborate with national and international policy research organizations, academia and think tanks to undertake policy research and other capacity building initiatives

•       Provide policy inputs and consulting services to the government of Nepal as well as non-state sector


The major functions of the learning group are described below, respectively in functional and thematic streams:

Functional Streams

The functional streams of CDPM are as follows:

•       Organize capacity building programmes— policy discourses, training, workshops and seminars on public policy process and development management

•       Carryout policy scoping forconducting appropriate policy research activities and write policy papers/briefs

•       Provide consultancy service to clients, public or non-state sectors, and work with stakeholders for providing policy inputs to the government

Thematic Streams

•       Public policy process and management

•       Sectoral policies, including social development policy and macro-economic policy

•       Development planning and implementation

•       Result-based planning

•       Programme/project monitoring and evaluation

•       Procurement management: procurement plan, methods and process

•       Bidding process (including e-bidding) and contract award

•       Contract administration including monitoring, supervision and payment procedure

•       Procurement Act and Rules

•       Other related areas to governance, public policy and development management