Third Party Outcome Monitoring for Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF), Phase II

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GIZ / Nepal Peace Trust Fund

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Project Period

November 2011 to May 2012

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Project Area


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Practice Area

Peace-building, Socio-economic Development

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Cross Cutting Issues

NPTF under the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) is supported by GIZ which provides technical assistance to Peace Fund Secretariat (PFS). NPTF provides a mechanism to channel and coordinate resources in through support in four thematic areas as follows:

  • Cantonment Management and Rehabilitation of Combatants
  • Conflict Affected People and Communities
  • Security and Transitional Justice
  • Constituent Assembly and Peace Building Initiatives on National and Local Levels through
    implementing agencies.

This assignment is the continuation of the external monitoring assignment we undertook in Phase I.

Key activities

In order to support peace objectives in Nepal, NPTF funds and coordinates the implementation through line agencies and partner organizations that implement a number of projects under the above four thematic areas.

Services provided by SW Nepal

SW Nepal was assigned to conduct Phase II of the Third Party External Monitoring to contribute to assessing the outcomes of NPTF projects and generate a set of strategic recommendations to strengthen the implementation that were ongoing in second phase of NPTF. Social Audit (SA) was the main tool for assessing the relevance, appropriateness, value for money and sustainability of the project outcomes. Around 18 independent SAs were carried out during assessment. Other tools such as questionnaire surveys, Focus Ground Discussions (FGDs) and Key Information Interviews (KII) were also used to assess the outcomes. Gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and conflict sensitivity aspects were integrated into the tools.