Public Procurement Improvement Project (WB-P159085)

  • Nepal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 6, 2016

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Project Description
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The proposed project is a part of the public procurement improvement initiative planned for an intervention of about five years. Nevertheless, recognizing the availability of funds from the MultiDonor Trust Fund (MDTF), at this stage, only part of the intervention with a duration of about 30 months is being processed. Addressing the priority issues of PPMO and five key sector agencies (KSAs7), the project will concentrate on three major areas: (i) public procurement governance and oversight; (ii) procurement capacity development and institutionalization; and (iii) procurement performance monitoring and open contracting with e-GP platform. In consultation with the PPMO, these KSAs have been chosen on the basis of their large share of annual capital expenditures and the numbers of contract these agencies let out in a year. In due course of time, with the availability of additional fund from the MDTF, the remaining activities under the above three components will be further undertaken for other sector agencies as well.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: CONTACTS World Bank Contact: Zafrul Islam Title: Lead Procurement Specialist Tel: 5764+4304 Email: Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Government of Nepal Contact: Baikuntha Aryal Title: Joint Secretary Tel: 977-1-4211360 Email: Implementing Agencies Name: Public Procurement Monitoring Office Contact: Mr. Ramesh Sharma Title: Secretary Tel: 977-1-4030518 Email: Name: Public Procurement Monitoring Office Contact: Mr. Naresh Chapagain Title: Joint Secretary Tel: 977-1-4030518 Email:

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