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Assessment of Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) in Health and Education Sectors in Nepal

Foundation for Development Management (FDM) conducted a qualitative study on the ‘Sector Wide Approach (SWAp) in Health and Education in Nepal’ for the Ministry of Finance (MoF). The study explored the current situation of SWAp and the challenges faced while implementing SWAp in those sectors. The study identified the existing investment and financing modality of SWAp and its implementation structure. Furthermore, the assessment also reviewed current financial rules and regulations, and policies of Government to understand if it facilitates or hinders the implementation of SWAp. The study was conducted at central level (Ministry of and department of Health and Education) and district level (DEO, DHO, and HPO). Existing gaps and challenges faced by both sectors in implementing SWAp were identified. FDM provided recommendations to mitigate the explored gaps and challenges. FDM took the overall responsibility for the design of the study, the collection of data and information, information analysis, and reporting.

Donor: Government of Nepal

Study area: Kathmandu

Tools: KIIs, FGDs and Case stories

Duration: May – Jun 2017

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