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Nepal’s evaluation system has been aligned with the contemporary global evaluation systems. A significant share of the development budget in Nepal comes from the donor agencies either in the form of grant or loan projects. Nepal has achieved several accomplishments regarding the institutionalization of evaluation in the political structures. The Constitution of Nepal, various acts, regulations, and policies are integrated in M&E. The M&E bill has been drafted in 2016 to provide the legal base for strengthening the M&E system. Nepal is the only country in Asia Pacific region and one of the few countries around the world to have evaluation embedded in the national constitution. The National Planning Commission is the specialized and apex body for evaluation in Nepal. In practice, the NPC M&E Division manages the overall M&E system (including information systems and capacities) and undertakes evaluations of programmes and projects. The demand side agencies such as the government, UN bodies, NGOs/ INGOs, and donors are the users of evaluation.

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Notes

  1. 1.

    EvalNet meetings were organised by NPC while inviting evaluators and its stakeholders to present papers and discuss evaluation issues based on which proceedings are prepared and published.

  2. 2.

    One of the authors was heavily involved in the evaluation promotion in Nepal and this is written from his experience.

  3. 3.

    One of the authors was heavily involved in the evaluation promotion in Nepal and this is written from his memory.

  4. 4.

    One of the authors was heavily involved in the evaluation promotion in Nepal and this is written from his memory.

  5. 5.

    One was commissioned by the UN Women Country Office Nepal. Kate Butcher in 2017 named “meta-analysis of six Women’s Peace and Security (WPS) programme evaluations”. https://gate.unwomen.org/Evaluation/Details?evaluationId=11212. Accessed on 14 February 2023.

  6. 6.

    See http://coe-nepal.org.np/resources.html, Newsletter 6. Accessed on 14 February 2023.

  7. 7.

    This is from the personal experience of one of the authors of this case study.

  8. 8.

    Interview with some CSOs in the context of this case study.

  9. 9.

    Interview with some CSOs in the context of this case study.

  10. 10.

    Interview with some CSOs in the context of this case study.

  11. 11.

    There were five well-known CSOs interviewed in the context of this case study.

  12. 12.

    One of the authors is actively involved in the activities of COE-Nepal and this is written on the basis of his experience.

  13. 13.

    Information obtained from an Assistant Professor conducting the M&E course at the Agriculture and Forestry University.

  14. 14.

    ELD is an international training institution covering M&E courses in many countries.

  15. 15.

    See http://coe-nepal.org.np/resources.html, Newsletter 7. Accessed on 14 February 2023.

  16. 16.

    This comes from the experience of one of the authors of this case study.

  17. 17.

    One of the authors has been involved actively in promoting evaluative culture in Nepal and this is written based on his experience.

  18. 18.

    One of the authors has been involved actively in promoting evaluative culture in Nepal and this is written based on his experience.

  19. 19.

    See http://coe-nepal.org.np/files/CoC%20final%20Sept%202019.pdf. Accessed on 14 February 2023.

  20. 20.

    One of the authors has been involved actively in promoting evaluative culture in Nepal and this is written based on his experience.

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Kalugampitiya, A., Ojha, G.P. (2023). Evaluation in Nepal. In: Stockmann, R., Meyer, W., Zierke, N. (eds) The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Asia-Pacific. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-36918-6_8

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