Third Party Outcome Monitoring for Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF), Phase I
GIZ Nepal / Nepal Peace Trust Fund
April 2011 to September 2011
Nepal entered into a new chapter in its political history after signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) between the Maoists and the Government of Nepal in 2006. This effectively ended a decade long period of conflict spearheaded by the Maoists. Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF) was established in February 2007 to support the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA). 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.
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.
GIZ provides technical assistance to Peace Fund Secretariat (PFS) which manages the activities of NPTF under the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR). 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
Services provided by SW Nepal
SW Nepal was assigned to undertake a third party external monitoring to contribute for enhancing the performance of NPTF. The monitoring included assessment of outcomes of NPTF projects, identifying outcome indicators for the second phase of NPTF projects, generating sets of indicators and conducting around 18 independent social audits. Social audit was the main tool for assessing the relevance, appropriateness, value for money and sustainability of the trust fund activities. Other tools, such as questionnaire surveys, Focus Ground Discussions (FGDs) and key information interviews (KII) were developed and used to assess the outcomes of NPTF supported projects. Gender mainstreaming, social inclusion and conflict sensitivity aspects were integrated into the tools.