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

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GIZ / Nepal Peace Trust Fund

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Project Period

September 2012 to December 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

Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF), a Government-owned programme was established in February 2007 to implement the provisions of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accords (CPA). GIZ provides technical assistance to Peace Fund Secretariat (PFS) which manages the activities of Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) under the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR).

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

Key activities

The NPTF provides a mechanism to channel and coordinate resources 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

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

Services provided by SW Nepal

SW Nepal was assigned to undertake third party external monitoring to contribute to enhancing the performance of NPTF. The monitoring included assessment of outcomes and impacts of NPTF projects based on the outcome indicators and with focus on peace effectiveness; analysis of qualitative observations related to conflict sensitivity, gender and inclusion in a systematic manner; and compilation of disaggregated data of beneficiaries for both gender and ethnic minorities. Social audit was the main tool for assessing the relevance, appropriateness, value for money and sustainability of the trust fund activities among others.


The study provided specific recommendations to NPTF, MoPR and implementing agencies on strengthening the implementation of second phase of NPTF. Gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and conflict sensitivity aspects were integrated into the tools.