Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State Reforms (PREPARE)

 Interaction program with State Affairs Committee members

UNDP Nepal country office launched the Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State Reform (PREPARE) starting from 2013 aligning with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) cycle to support the Government of Nepal as the country moves towards federal structure. The project has now been extended till December 2017.

Nepal has been in a political transition period following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2006. Based on CPA, the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2007 had declared the country to be federal by the promulgation of the new constitution. The first President of the country promulgated the Constitution of Nepal Second, on September 20th 2015, which was passed by Constituent Assembly after going through rigorous exercise for around six years.  Most important feature of the Constitution is that the country would have federal system of governance with seven provinces. Read More

What have we accomplished so far

  • Enhanced preparedness of key government agencies like OPMCM, MoGA and other agencies to execute constitutional provisions relating to administrative federalization and transition management by generating technical inputs for functional analysis and assignment, identification of needs of institutional arrangements and intergovernmental fiscal design.
  • Collaborated with OPMCM by extending technical support to the five thematic task forces of Chief Secretary-led FIARCC in undertaking functional analysis covering all sectors by building on similar work done by the project in selective sectors.
  • Supported to promotion of affirmative action in Civil Service through support to drafting of GESI policy for civil service and continuation of support to building capacity of women and vulnerable groups to attend entrance examination of PSC for entry to civil service.        
  • Initiated design of national policy and strategy for restructuring and managing civil service in the context of execution of new Constitution of Nepal, and;
  • Sensitized and created awareness on the part of administrators and political leaders, including parliamentarians, on the issues of federalization implementation and administrative federalization by undertaking various consultative, briefing and interactions programs, including sharing of national and international practices and experiences, which helped ensure their buy-in of project inputs.


Call for informed planning to facilitate Nepal’s transition to a federal state

Senior government officials and bureaucrats have called for informed planning and preparation to facilitate Nepal’s transition to a federal state. In an interaction organized by the PREPARE project, a joint initiative of the Ministry of General Administration and UNDP, on Monday (March 24, 2015), the officials underscored the need for designing a detailed Transition Management Plan that builds on a sound analysis of the national context and the risks of disruption during the transition to a federal state. more 

Laying foundation stone to reform PSC's selection methods

Public Service Commission (PSC) of Nepal, a constitutional body, mandated to recommend the best candidate/s to join civil service claims that if you are better than others or are meritorious in the test conducted by PSC, you get the job- nepotism or favouritism does not have a room in PSC.more 

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