Strengthening National Planning and Monitoring Capacity (SNPMC)

Status: Closed  
Duration:  2013 to 2019  
Geographic coverage: 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 (CBS), Ministry of Finance (MoF)  
Funded by: DFID, UNDP    


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.

The project’s specific objectives are:

  • Support quality analysis of evidence and existing policies to inform policy making and planning and inter-agency coordination for better results.
  • Improve national monitoring and evaluation system by generating high quality data on development issues as well as supporting for capacity development on monitoring and evaluation


The major activities of the project can be divided into statistical capacity; monitoring and evaluation; planning and knowledge products.


  • Supports formulation of National Strategy for Development of Statistics (NSDS)
  • Develops a Master Sampling Framework
  • Supports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) for producing Annual Household Survey Report
  • Institutional Capacity building of CBS

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Strengthens national monitoring and evaluation capacity
  • Institutionalizes Project Performance Information System (PPIS)
  • Conducts participatory and third party monitoring
  • Conducts evaluation of policy, programs and projects

Production of Knowledge Products

  • Supports the preparation of LDC graduation Strategy
  • Prepares National Human Development Reports
  • Prepares MDG Progress Reports and post 2015 agenda
  • Supports Policy Analysis

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.

News & Stories

  • 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

  • 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. more

  • Developing National Statistics Development Strategy by 2014

    The National Planning Commission is gearing up to develop a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics. The Central Bureau of Statistics, the statistics wing of the National Planning Commission, has formed a task force to oversee the drafting of the strategy by 10 technical working groups. The Central Bureau of Statistics has also developed the processes for developing the strategy.more



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