Technical Assistance | Activity Status: Closed

Nepal: Technical Audit Strengthening

Overview

This TA will support the National Vigilance Center (NVC) which serves as the Government of Nepal’s IVA for civil works. The TA aims at improving NVC’s verification capabilities for the IDA Strengthening the National Rural Transport Program (SNRTP, $100 million). SNRTP will pay for the direct costs of technical audits. The TA will support technical training and accreditation in partnership with a Nepalese university and the Nepal Engineering Council (component A) as well as the implementation of three initial rounds of technical audits (component B). 

Status

Closed. The deliverables have been completed, informing the government about the challenges with operations of the National Vigilance Center and providing recommendations for a roadmap to address them. As was reported before, the World Bank/IDA lending operation has been exploring different options to continue or to exit, given that the government capacity to handle results-based financing has not improved enough.