Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project (IPFMRP)

Sustainable development
Capacity building

Integrated Public Financial Management Reform Project (IPFMRP)

Capacity Development and Professionalization (CDP)

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What is it?

In pursuit of the professionalization of the public procurement function in Nepal, ITCILO is supporting the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) of the Government of Nepal. This project is part of a broader undertaking financed from a Multi Donor Trust Fund administered by the World Bank.

The project aims at

  • Achieving the Procurement Professionalization across five Key Sector Agencies (KSAs),
  • Supporting the Public Procurement Monitoring Office in driving this professionalization,
  • Supporting the institutionalization of the Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) as leading Public Procurement training institute in Nepal in a sustainable manner, and
  • Implementing – together with NASC – a suite of four main types of public procurement trainings.
How does it work?

The major areas of activities include:

  1. Conducting/ updating a needs assessment for capacity development and professionalization;
  2. Assessing and improving current curricula and developing new ones;
  3. Developing modules for various types of public procurement training courses covering goods/ works/ services;
  4. Developing a pool of trainers through screening and certification;
  5. Organizing and conducting the main public procurement courses.


In addition, this project makes further important contributions to:

  • Facilitate Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) institutionalization, which’s key objective is to ensure maintaining a high standard of training but concurrently ensure appropriate knowledge transfer over time through networking;
  • Advice and support the PPMO certification and accreditation programme; and
  • Establish a Transfer of Knowledge mechanism for NASC and PPMO on a continuous basis to their officials to significantly support Nepal to have adequate skilled human resources in the field of public procurement.

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