Name of assignment: TA-8173 NEP: Development of Municipal Administration and Revenue Administration System (MARS)
Year: Current Location: Nepal Client: ADB
In association with Compunication Oye, MARS is envisaged to provide access to citizens through its website for information on various services details, making payments and lodging complaints in reference to Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Online Payment gateway will be integrated with the system to enable online payments. A fully integrated MARS will improve municipal decision making processes, provide better level of services to the citizens and enhance transparency, accountability and inclusiveness, through provision of relevant, accurate and up-to-date data and information at all levelsThe system constitutes of nine main components; Financial Management System (FMS), Budgeting Monitoring and Planning System, Revenue Management System (RMS), Citizens Interface System (CIS), Human Resources Management System (HRMS, Office Management System (OMS), Decision Support System (DSS) and MIS Reports.
Name of assignment: Nepal Inclusive Governance Survey
Year: Current Location: Nepal Client: NORC
USAID, through a contract with NORC, planned on a Nepal Inclusive Governance Project (IGP) Survey with the objective of developing bottom-up indicators to assist in tracking USAID/Nepal’s progress on Development Objective (DO) 1, More Inclusive and Effective Governance, as part of its Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), FY 2014-2019. The nation-wide IGP Survey plays an important role in providing information for USAID’s comprehensive 2014 Performance Management Plan (PMP), reflecting the CDCS. The survey is spread across all the development regions and includes 2,000 households and representatives across Nepal.
Name of assignment: Evaluation of the “Promoting Climate Resilient Agribusiness Project (Nepal)”
Year: Current Location: Nepal Client: IFC
Climate Change is expected to affect agricultural productivity and based on weighted average score of critical factors such as vulnerability to climate change, importance to economy, level of interest among private sector actors and ease of partnership with producers; three crops - rice, maize and sugarcane were selected to be the focus of IFC’s advisory intervention. The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate the project’s strategic relevance, effectiveness, impact, long-term sustainability, IFC role and contribution and efficiency. The evaluation will be a quasi-experimental design (that is there will be a set of identified treatment farmers for whom a set of similar (comparison) farmers will be selected based on certain criteria. The assignment includes monitoring a sample (panel) of 3,000 farming households across the 3 crops for a period of 4 years.
Name of assignment: Impact assessment of Ginger Sub-sector
Year: 2014 Location: Nepal Client: Samarth NMDP
The specific objective of the impact assessment is to produce robust, credible evidence of the impact the Disease Management Intervention has delivered for poor men and women in the ginger sub‐sector in terms of credible evidences on: outreach, net attributable income and poverty reduction. The assignment include baseline, mid-line and endline studies. Samarth-NMDP is a five year DFID-funded rural market development programme that aims to reduce poverty in Nepal by increasing income of 300,000 smallholder farmers and small –scale entrepreneurs.
Name of assignment: Nepal Enterprise Survey 2013-14
Year: 2013-2014 Location: Nepal Client: The World Bank
The Enterprise Survey (ES) is a firm-level survey on the business environment. The primary objective is to gain an understanding of private sector firms’ experiences and opinions of the business environment in which they operate. The fieldwork for the previous Nepal Enterprise Survey took place during March through June 2009. The Nepal ES 2012 will include re-visiting previously interviewed establishments, to measure the effect of changes on firm performance over time and to assess the effects of reforms on the business environment.
Name of assignment: Implementation of M&E Activities for IFC-SEDF in Nepal
Year: 2010-2013 Location: Nepal Client: IFC-SEDF Nepal
A credible and neutral monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is required for monitoring the IFC-SEDF interventions and assessing their outcomes and impacts. The consulting and extended services provided will support the implementation of M&E system of the IFC-SEDF to monitor and evaluate the inputs and activities, outputs, outcomes, and impacts of their programs using appropriate evaluation methodologies.
Name of assignment: Nepal Business License e-Portal
Year: 2011- 2012 Location: Nepal Client: IFC-SEDF Nepal
The e-portal provides easy, one-stop-shop access to exhaustive information about licensing requirements for business activities in Nepal. Here, Nepali businesses, large and small, can access detailed information on relevant business licenses and permits, including requirements, cost, application forms and contact details for relevant regulatory agencies. This license portal is part of a broader set of initiatives undertaken by the Government of Nepal to improve the investment climate. For more, please visithttp://www.licenseportal.gov.np
Name of assignment: Tax Compliance Cost Survey (TCCS) in Nepal
Year: 2011-12 Location: Nepal Client: IFC-SEDF Nepal
Tax Compliance Cost Survey, covered 990 active formal, tax-registered private enterprises (including MSMEs) across Nepal. The TCCS intended to provide indicators and information in order to enhance transparency and predictability, to reduce unnecessary tax compliance costs for private firms, and thereby to ecourage greater compliance and to broaden the tax base.
Name of assignment: Nepal Business Licenses Inventory Study
Year: 2010-11 Location: Nepal Client: IFC-SEDF Nepal
The overall objective was to create a comprehensive inventory of all business licenses (both entry and operational) in Nepal. The inventory included information about the legal basis, procedures, time, steps, fees and costs for each individual license, and a rough assessment of the efficiency and relevance of the individual license. This was prepared to provide a baseline information source for the reform of the business licensing regime in Nepal.