Project Duration: 11 October 2006 – 10 September 2008.

The overall objective of the TA is to help the Government operationalize and institutionalize Managing for Development Results (MfDR) to implement ADB’s pilot MfDR Country Strategy and Program (2005 – 2009) approved in 2004. The TA will help the Government; (i) institutionalize MfDR approaches within National Planning Commission (NPC) selected line ministries, and district development committees (DDCs), (ii) development sector wide results frameworks and action plans, and (iii) strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems in MfDR, including establishing focal points for results management in line ministries and selected DDCs.

The TA will (i) introduce a culture of MfDR in government agencies, (ii) facilitate the realization of specific outputs, outcomes, and impacts in the development work, and establish a measure of accountability in implementing development activities. The specific TA outputs are: (i) enhanced MfDR capacity of government agencies, mainly NPC, Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MPPW), Ministry of Local Development, and three DDCs (in Jhapa, Dang, and Jumla), (ii) development of results frameworks and actions plans for the selected line ministries, and identification of relevant output and outcome indicators at the national and district levels, (iii) development of methodologies and operational tools for MfDR, (iv) institutionalization of MfDR by building on existing District Poverty Monitoring and Analysis System in the selected three districts, (v) replication of project performance information system in two line ministries, (vi) strengthened institutional mechanism for implementing MfDR in selected national and district government agencies.