Dadhiram Bhandari | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Suman Kumar Regmi | email@example.com
Dr. Shyan Kirat Rai | Nepal Administrative Staff College | firstname.lastname@example.org
Pritha Paudyal | Nepal Administrative Staff College | email@example.com
Devendra Adhikari | firstname.lastname@example.org
Baburam Bhul | email@example.com
Shiva Hari Adhikari | Nepal Administrative Staff College | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anil Kumar Gupta | Nepal Administrative Staff College | email@example.com
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Narayan Prasad Ghimire | Texas International College | email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
This paper examines the contribution of fiscal decentralization on reducing human poverty in the districts of Nepal. Development landscape of twenty-first century has changed with more focus on human-centric development under the umbrella of human development. Accordingly, the broader goal of development is not only to increase the economic growth but also to enlarge the choices of people. The key finding of this paper is that the ongoing efforts on fiscal decentralization are supportive to reduce the human poverty in the districts.
Numerous inter-related social and institutional factors are causing concern as to effective responses to the increasing number and severity of forest and wildfires in Nepal, due in similar measure to socio-cultural, politico-bureaucratic as well as global climatic issues.
The Government of Nepal has adopted various policies, plans and programs to curb corruption over the years. However, Transparency International (2015) showed that there is a high level of corruption in Nepal. Bearing such aspect in the mind, the study aims to analyse level, pattern and trend of corruption in Nepal by analysing the cases published by Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority in its annual reports from 2005 to 2015.
The present study examines the status of Human Development Index (HDI) for 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 for seven provinces of Nepal and projected for 2016, 2021, 2026. Base data are obtained from Nepal Human Development Reports (HDR)1998, 2004, 2009 and 2014. The HDI value for the Province 1, 3, 4 and 5 are relatively higher than national average and that for Province 6 is least followed by Province 2 and Province 7. The largest HDI value for 1996 is 0.499 for Province 1, in 2001 is 0.508 for Province 4, in2006 is 0.558 for Province 3 and in 2011is 0.560 for Province.
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Nepal