Danish support to Effective Aid Management in Nepal

Danish support to Effective Aid Management in Nepal

May 7, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -20 April 18- 2014 (Baishakh 5, 2071)

On May 6th, 2014, the Embassy of Denmark signed an agreement with UNDP in Nepal with a grant assistance of DKK 500,000 equivalent to NPR 9,000,000, for support to the Aid Management Platform of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal.

The overall goal of this project is to enhance the capacities of government officials to manage and monitor the aid flows to Nepal. The support will also contribute to strengthening the capacities of the Ministry of Finance and other line ministries for effective aid management, which will ensure better aid transparency and effectiveness.

“Our support will ensure that the important work on the aid management information systems of the Ministry of Finance will continue. It will contribute to enhancing coordination and documentation of development assistance to Nepal,” said Jan Møller Hansen, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Denmark.

The Embassy of Denmark has been supporting this initiative since 2011 and the additional support will continue strengthening the capacity of the Government to manage and coordinate aid. Assistance will also be provided to further developing data and information systems as well as training of government partners at central and local levels.

“This support from Denmark will further strengthen Government capacity to manage foreign aid, while ensuring more transparency and accountability,” said  Shoko Noda, UNDP Country Director.

The agreement was signed in Kathmandu at the Ministry of Finance on 6th May 2014 by  Jan Møller Hansen, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Denmark, and  Shoko Noda, Country Director, UNDP.

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