Gana Pati Ojha

Consultant (Team leader), Ministry of Local Development, Nepal

May 2008—June 2008

Preparation of a document of synopsis of cases of Decentralized Local Governance Support Programme (DLGSP/UNDP) of the Ministry of Local Development in the areas of social mobilization, capacity building of local bodies, support in policy formulation in local governance and poverty reduction. Identified strengths and weaknesses, identified success cases, made gap assessment, examined the public hearing and gender budget auditing system, and assessed the phase out strategy, alternative arrangement during conflict, community development fund, capacity building, partnership approach, social inclusion and gender equality, financial transparency and accountability in context of yearly auditing exercise, and effectiveness of quick impact and peace support initiatives designed for conflict period. Field visit included Morang, Sunsari, Bara, Parsa (Eastern and Central Tearai where conflict was still prevailing even after the comprehensive peace accord) and Dhading, Kaski (Western Hill) districts. UNDP-fund.