Third Party Quality Monitoring and Capacity Building in Small Community-based Infrastructure Development (Phase II)
UN World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal
February 2010 to December 2010
30 districts in Mid and Far Western Nepal
World Food Programme (WFP) supports more than 1200 small and medium sized infrastructure schemes throughout Nepal. These schemes reach out to many remote and inaccessible areas where the communities have not yet any access to even basic infrastructure such as footbridges, school and community buildings, clean water supply or simple engineered irrigation facilities.
The focus for this programme was in capacity building of the field teams engaged in implementation of the much-needed infrastructures schemes.
This phase follows the successful realization of Phase I activities where field visits, extensive interaction and the scheme implementation teams in more than 20 districts were carried out resulting in some key lessons and outcomes.
Services provided by SW Nepal
In undertaking the assignment, SW Nepal reviewed WFP policies, the documents developed by implementing partners and agencies engaged by WFP on their policies, frameworks and guidelines to develop a set of standards. Based on these, a set of indicators was prepared which were then applied in assessing the quality of works. In areas found deficient, the visiting monitoring team provided appropriate and tailored training and capacity building support to ensure that local teams are capable in meeting the expected quality standards.
The document review and subsequent field visits to RCIW schemes/sites showed tech-nical discrepancies which were communi-cated to the IPs, mainly District Develop-ment Committee and Ministry of Local De-velopment. Recommendations and orienta-tions about the deficiencies were provided to the IPS as appropriate so as to bring their attention to these areas for further capacity building.