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

  • With continued UNDP support in 2015, the Government of Nepal has begun implementing evaluations of national programmes:
  • Using data from the Second Annual Household Survey supported by UNDP, the Government is now able to clearly undertake an evidence-based policy design and decision-making.
  • UNDP conducted trainings on enhancing monitoring and evaluation skills of 60 senior officials from 20 ministries. Following which the Government undertook three independent evaluations of national programmes. The findings from these evaluations will influence the continued performance of the programmes.
  • With support from UNDP, Nepal has prepared its country report on SDGs and has begun adapting the Goals to the national context and will integrate the SDGs in development planning and budget discussions.


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 

Nepal braces for graduation from an LDC

The National Planning Commission has drafted an Approach Paper to graduate from a least developed country to a developing country by 2022. This is part of government plan announced in the 12th periodic plan and reinforced in the 13th plan. The approach paper to 13th Plan envisages Nepal to graduate to a developing country by 2022. Nepal is one of the 48 LDCs in the world.more