Funding Agency/Client: Asian Development Bank Date: Feb 2017 – Feb 2018 The proposed Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance (PATA) is currently being processed to identify and design policy actions for the proposed Second Strengthening Public Management Program (SPMP II) in Nepal.This project will undertake the preparatory work, including capacity building of implementing agencies. The rationale […]

The project will work primarily on development of bond market in Nepal by strengthening the institutional capacity for public debt management with core focus on installment of public debt management office (PDMO) within Ministry of Finance (MOF) which also comprises of development of sustainable operational plan in terms of physical, human and financial infrastructures; installing appropriate technology platform (software and database); and capacity development of other related entities like Financial Comptroller General’s Office (FCGO), Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) and MoF itself. The market access and government security issuance strategies will also be developed under this component along with development of comprehensive bond market infrastructure and building the institutional and regulatory capacity of SeBON by providing appropriate training and such capacity development programs.

The main purpose of the assignment was to develop a comprehensive mapping of microfinance sector which included regional development banks, microfinance institutions, financial NGOs, and cooperatives. The output of this assignment would provide basis for Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to finalize the microfinance policy and the design of the new legal/ regulatory and supervisory framework for the microfinance sector identifying an indicator for regulation and supervision.

The study would include a survey of Individuals (With Additional Information on Households and other household members) on access to financial services across the country.

The purpose of this consultancy was to carry out structured face to face interviews of households across Nepal. The World Bank was responsible for developing the questionnaire.

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