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

Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal, Mr. Leela Mani Paudyal, addressing the interaction programme on Functional Analysis of Government of Nepal

The transformational changes to its government that Nepal has embarked upon are massive. Thus far however, the focus has been on the political aspects of this transition, with less attention being given to the implications of federalization on the organization of public administration. However, recent developments show a more direct engagement with the bureaucracy in the debate on the restructuring of the state. While the political negotiations are ongoing, the government of Nepal has created a series of committees to ensure that public administration institutions are ready for the transformational change from a unitary to a federal system. However, unrealistically high expectations among politicians and civil society on the speed of transition to a new administrative order, with new federal and provincial institutions, needs to be carefully managed. Similarly, institutional resistance and low levels of capability hinder the ability of the public service to move towards a federalized structure...Read 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

  • Preparing Nepal's transition into a federal structure

    To prepare Nepal’s public administration for its changed role under a new federal setup, the Administrative Restructuring Commission (ARC) in 2008 proposed various administrative arrangements to be made and highlighted a need for further analysis of the roles and responsibilities of different tiers of government on the basis of recommendations from Constituent Assembly committees.more

Project Overview


Project duration:
March 2013 to Dec 2015

Geographic coverage:

Focus Area:
Administrative Reforms and Transitional Planning

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of General Administration (MoGA)

Collaborative Partners:

  • Office of the Prime ministries and Council of Ministries (OPMCM)
  • Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) and
  • Public Service Commission (PSC)

UNDP Focal Point:
Ms. Bandana Risal
Sr. Programme Specialist
Governance Unit, UNDP
UN House
POB 107 Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Tel: 977-1-5523200 ext. 1019
Fax: 977-1-5523991

MoGA Focal Point:
Mr. Suresh Adhikari
National Project Director
Joint Secretary
Ministry of General Administration (MoGA)
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
Tel : 0977-1-4200367 Ext 210

Project Focal Point:
Ms. Shalini Tripathi
National Programme Manager
Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State Reforms (PREPARE)
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
Tel : 0977-1-4200458/459 Ext 111
Fax: 977-1-4200486

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