Reorienting Public Finance for SDGs Acceleration and Leveraging Additional Resources in Nepal
SDGs have been integrated in Nepal's national plans, including in the current 15th Development Plan, and SDG: Status and Roadmap to localize the SDGs indicators with baselines and targets for 2030. As with many other countries, however, there has been a wide institutional disconnect between the planning process and budgeting/financing for development in Nepal. The Joint Programme for Nepal is to strengthen integration across planning, budgeting and reporting at the national and subnational levels, barring which it would be challenging to accelerate implementation of the SDGs in Nepal’s decentralized context.
With its focus on a coordination mechanism to facilitate institutional linkages and interactions across the planning, budgeting and financing frameworks, the programme will assist the government with the adoption of a whole-of-government and multi-stakeholder approach. This will include engagement of the private sector on a more consistent basis in areas identified in the financing strategy, provide a forum to address policy issues as they emerge, as well as creating a platform for development partners to align their support in a medium-term context and promote the engagement of civil society to strengthen the demand side of governance.
UNDP, UNWomen, UNCDF
Ministry of Finance