Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity(SNPMC)

Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity (SNPMC) Project is a joint undertaking of the Government of Nepal (GoN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and DFID.

SNPMC supports the National Planning Commission and under its aegis the Central Bureau of Statistics to strengthen their capacity to promote pro-poor and evidence-based planning and monitoring and evaluation based on a) improved generation of data and b) analysis of evidence of development issues and trends in Nepal...Read More

What have we accomplished so far

  • In 2014, UNDP is supporting the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) to promote pro-poor and evidence-based monitoring and evaluation (M&E), planning and policy making by improving data collection and analysis. This also contributes to the monitoring of progress against MDGs.

  • UNDP supported the CBS in publishing the first Annual Household Survey with key data on labour and consumption, which contributes to enriching the estimate of national accounts.

  • In the area of policy advocacy, UNDP launched the Nepal Human Development Report 2014. This report explores spatial inequalities in productive abilities at the level of regions, households and individuals and presents a picture that is both sobering and encouraging. The report offers several policy recommendations on how to reduce social and geographic disparities.

  • In light of Nepal’s objective to graduate from LDC status by 2022, UNDP support has also enabled Nepal to draft an Approach Paper to LDC Graduation that captures Nepal’s status on all three dimensions of graduation, with applicable policy recommendations. This served as a useful tool for Nepal’s engagement in national, regional and global dialogue fora.

  • Under the statistical component, the development of the National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) has been a major priority, and important preparatory works, including an assessment of statistical needs of all ministries as well as regional and national consultations on NSDS, were completed this year.

  • Towards enhancing M&E systems and capacity of the government, more than 240 officials received training on M&E, two evaluations were successfully completed on national programmes of different ministries and a concrete results framework for the Thirteenth Plan was prepared in 2014.


  • NPC and UNDP launch Nepal Human Development Report 2014

    The National Planning Commission and UNDP launched Nepal Human Development Report 2014. The report was a product of rigorous research and data analysis by three authors Dr. Pitamber Sharma, Dr. Basudev Khasnobis-Guha and Dr. Dilli Raj Khanal who were supported by Pawan Kanel and Mr. Prakash Shrestha. The report also went through a rigorous peer review process at UNDP and independent scholars in Nepal. The report also benefitted from the feedback drawn from consultations with the civil society, the private sector, academicians, NGOs, independent development experts, donors, political parties and government officials. more

Project Overview


Project duration:
July 2013 to June 2017

Geographic coverage:
It is a policy project housed at the National Planning Commission, Singh Durbar, Kathmandu.

Focus Area:
Poverty Reduction

Implementing Partners:
National Planning Commission (NPC), Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance

UNDP focal point:
Mr. Dharma Swarnakar
Programme Analyst
Pro-Poor Policies and Sustainable Livelihoods Unit
UN House, Pulchowk
P.O. Box 107 Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977-1-5523200
Fax: +977-1-5523991