Research Consulting

Nepal National Governance Survey- 2018
This report presents the findings of the Nepal National Governance Survey 2017/18 (NNGS 2017/18), which was carried out by Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) in partnership with Central Bureau of Statistics. The new federal structure in Nepal departs from the past in terms of inter-governmental sharing of power and jurisdictions, as well as mutual expectations and obligations between the state and citizens. In this context, this survey set out to establish a national-scale baseline of people’s perceptions about major aspects of governance in the country so as to enable the elected leaders and policy-makers at federal, provincial and local levels to make informed choices on governance and institutional measures needed for the implementation of the new Constitution adopted in 2015. The survey was managed by a Technical Committee of experts and overseen by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from several ministries of the Government of Nepal and others from research organizations involved in governance research and capacity building.
NNGS is part of the ongoing effort of NASC to work with the Government of Nepal and its ministries to inform and steer the transformation of Nepal’s governance system and to conduct capacity development for public institutions. Since its establishment in 1982, NASC is recognized as the leading institution for capacity building of Nepal’s public sector, including government agencies and public enterprises. This mandate is accomplished through three mutually reinforcing activities: training, research and consulting services. As Nepal implements the new constitution, NASC is active in supporting the government during the transition to a federal structure that comprises three levels of polity, each operating under the principles of mutual cooperation, coexistence and coordination.
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Local Government Capacity Need Assessment Survey 2017/18

Service rendered to Georgia State University, UNDP, and The World Bank

Major Objective: The purpose of the survey was to take stock of key measures taken by the local governments to deliver constitutional mandates and identify the major gaps by covering basic administrative building blocks. The survey was provided a recommendation to the Government for preparing a plan to strengthen the capacity of local governments.

Project Deliverables: Provide a database for capacity needs assessment of provincial and local governments for preparing strategies to develop their capacity to deliver constitutional mandates.

Project Status: Completed
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BACKSTOPPING THE CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF SUB-NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS IN NEPAL FOR IMPROVED SERVICE DELIVERY AND DEMOCRATIZATION- SECOND PHASE
Service rendered to The Asia Foundation Project
On the first phase of the project, NASC conducted study on Emerging Political Economic Analysis on three major themes: Education Governance, PostEarthquake Reconstruction and Accountability Framework. The objectives of the studies were to understand and map the political transition involving the transfer of power to local and state governments through the election and post-election processes
over the medium term. In continuation to the first phase, second phase was started where components are strengthening capacity of NASC and conducting studies on Political Economy of Legislative Autonomy at level and Handbook of Federalism.

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POLITICAL ECONOMY ANALYSIS (PEA) ON POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE AUTONOMY

This study aimed to generate an understanding of how Nepal’s political transition of power transfer to local governments unfolds in the political and legislative autonomy at the local level.
Project Deliverables: PEA report on Political and Legislative Autonomy
Project Status: Completed

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HANDBOOK OF FEDERALISM
This study aimed to generate a simple and clear understanding of federalism and local governance along with the power, duties, and authorities to all three levels of government. This handbook aims to consolidate the major points related to all levels of government and present it in simple manner for clarity and easy functioning.
Project Deliverables: Handbook of Federalism
Project Status: Completed

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SUPPORTING SUBNATIONAL GOVERNMENTS FOR LOCALIZING AND INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN LOCAL PLANNING

Service rendered to UNDP The main objective of this assignment is to support the Local Governments for localizing and integrating sustainable development goals in their policies, plans, programs, and budget.

Project Status: Ongoing

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