Existing literature provides ample evidence on how people understand accountability in different contexts. However, little attention has been paid on the integration of various theoretical perspectives about understanding accountability for education service delivery. Discussing theoretical premises against the empirical evidence from the community schools of Nepal, this article explores common ground of various theoretical perspectives about understanding school actors' accountability.
Government accountability is intrinsic to democracies, as citizens can choose public officials through their popular vote and accordingly exercise some control and oversight over the officials. But elections held in periodic intervals do not allow the scrutiny of the decisions and activities that are conducted on a daily basis. This article examines how to confront this challenge of holding the governments to account, by looking into local governance in Nepal, where citizens have limited knowledge of the government decisions, activities, procedures followed, and their outcomes.
In the name of girls’ education, various plans, policies and programs have been formulated and implemented by the Government of Nepal. Yet, girls’ education in rural Madhesh is full of various challenges. Most of the efforts have not achieved the desired result because of political, socio-cultural and financial barriers. In this regard, this paper attempts to explore the perspective of parents on girl education in rural Madhesh.
This study examined a way, using data made available by Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 conducted by Nepal Administrative Staff College, for the country to comply with the monitoring requirement for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)’s governance target. Highlighting that the indicator asks peoples’ satisfaction regarding public services, the study presented that the Survey data could be referred for global monitoring requirements such as SDGs.
Financial burden on households due to health care is high in Nepal. High health care expenditure stands as a major obstacle in achieving universal health coverage, an explicit target of sustainable development goals. This study investigated the factors affecting health care expenditure in the first piloted government health insurance program in Kailali district of Nepal.