Nepal (61 out of 75 districts)
September 2010 to December 2016 (two non-consecutive phases with a total duration of five years)
134 Nepali Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
US $ 5,364,000 from the World Bank, through the State and Peace-Building Fund (SPBF) and the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF)
Initially financed through the State and Peace Building Trust Fund (SPBF), PRAN received in 2012 funding from another trust fund, the “Nepal Public Financial Management Multi-Donor Trust Fund” (MDTF). It allowed to strengthen the use of social accountability tools to improve Public Financial Management (PFM), and promoted civil society engagement on PFM issues at the local and national level.
CECI acted as a facilitator, supporting Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in two ways: helping citizens become aware of the existing government services they are entitled to; and give local government actors the tools they need to actually offer these services with transparency, efficiency and social accountability.
The second stage of the project (July 2015–December 2016) focused on the central role CSOs can play to build sustainable and functional relationships with governments at the local community—and even national—level.
The objective was to improve PFM through more efficient accountability. This was to be done by carrying out certain activities to strengthen the knowledge and skills of CSOs and other non-state actors. The project aimed to effectively promote and implement social accountability approaches in order to enhance government responsiveness, accountability and transparency, with constructive engagement with the government of Nepal. It supported CSOs, through competitive grants, to pilot innovations in social accountability and the development of social accountability tools.
At the same time, PRAN supported Nepali CSOs in their commitment to help citizens in demanding better governance from authorities. It is important that these requests come from the ground up, to provide a solid foundation for the principles of good governance.
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