With the announcement of New Foreign Aid Policy 2014, Association of International NGOs in Nepal (AIN), which is first organization, comes in supporting provision mentioned in the documents.
Responding to the new Foreign Aid Policy, AIN stated that it supports government policies expressing its commitment for transparency and accountability in funding.
“It is a pleasure for AIN to declare that our entire 113 member INGOs have obtained the training on data entry, update and report (fact-sheet) generation into the Aid Management Platform (AMP) which has been regulated, directed and monitored by the Government of Nepal Ministry of Finance. With this, we have moved ahead towards publishing the source and usage of the foreign aid remitted through INGOs in Nepal,” said in a statement issued by AIN Chairperson Deepak Raj Sapkota.
“We consider this is an added effort of INGOs towards being more transparent, accountable and committed for right to information of the public.”
According to AIN’s pres release, to fulfill this venture, the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Finance and AIN Secretariat jointly organized 6 different interactional training sessions from July 2012 to June 2014. A group of 22-24 member organizations participated in each sessions. Selected finance or program staff from member INGOs actively participated in the training.
“Reiterating that the Member INGOs, as committed development partners of Nepal, have always strived for transparency and accountability towards the public, the government and donors; we trust that the data each INGOs enter into the AMP will further open the way forward to communicate officially on the utilization of the foreign aid by INGOs as well as eliminate dualism in data entry as we hope there will be data exchange system with Social Welfare Council,” said a press release.