EHRP, THIRD PARTY MONITORING AGENT (TPMA)

Client

The World Bank Group

Project Period

July 2019 to Dec 2020

Project Area

Kavrepalanchok, Rasuwa, Makawanpur, Gorkha

Practice Area

Cross Cutting Issues

The World Bank in Nepal finances the Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) of the Government of Nepal to implement the Earthquake Housing reconstruction Project (EHRP) to restore affected houses with multi-hazard resistant core housing units in targeted areas and to enhance the government’s ability to improve long-term disaster resilience. The key indicators for the support are to:
• Reconstruct households with resilient core housing.
• Inform citizens of earthquake resilient reconstruction.
• Train Government officials on Disaster Risk Management.
The project provides financial and technical assistance to Government of Nepal for rural housing reconstruction in all the 14 most earthquake affected districts namely: Dolakha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowk, Makwanpur, Sindhuli, Ramechhap and Okhaldhunga.

Objective

The World Bank procures services of a Third Party Monitoring Agents (TPMA) to carry out field level monitoring to technically review the government’s inspection scheme on sample basis, provide technical advice to engineers and technicians involved in the inspection.

Services Provided by SW Nepal

The TPMA is primarily responsible for independent monitoring and evaluation of the inspection process in selected districts. In undertaking the above assignment, SWN provides the following services:
a. Generates and shares critical data from the field as input to World Bank;
b. Provides independent feedback of project implementation providing information to World Bank on adherence to due process of inspections by the government for compliance with approved construction standards for multi-hazard resistant reconstruction;

c. Recommends WB on improvement or modifications to inspection guidelines and seismic resistant standards due to geographic, logistical or other challenging context.
d. Identifies crucial deviations in project implementation from operations manuals and support the program in achieving compliance with key project rules;
e. Identifies and analyzes factors responsible for deviations and recommend to the WB regarding corrective actions the EHRP management can take,
f. Shares the findings of monitoring with the World Bank to facilitate the mainstreaming of best practices.