Government officials receive training on MDGs Needs Assessment
A 9-days training on the MDGs Needs Assessment was conducted by the National Planning Commission with technical support from the UNDP MDG Initiative, other UN regional offices and the UN Country Team in Nepal.
This training was provided to senior and mid-level government staff directly engaged in planning and programming at the National Planning Commission, Central Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance and other Sectoral Ministries.
For this purpose, the government has appointed ten task forces under different themes, such as:
- Agriculture and rural development
- Health and nutrition
- Water sanitation
- Governance and capacity development
After the training, the government is expected to conduct a needs assessment of MDG-related sectors to estimate how much it will cost to meet the MDGs by 2015. All interventions, including physical, infrastructural and human resource, will be identified and costed. This will provide the government with the resource envelope required to achieve the MDGs and also the necessary interventions to be made.