Performance Management and Verification

RAP3 is a large and complex programme that requires an efficient management system. The performance management component includes general programme management; quality management; financial management; risk management; and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

RAP3 is managed according to the principles and requirements of the International Standards Organisation (ISO). Internal Audits are a key aspect of the management system and apply to all aspects of RAP3, including implementation through other partners or Government.

We actively promote transparency and accountability by adopting the requirements of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (COST), DFID’s Transparency Guarantee and Anti-Corruption and Counter Fraud Strategy, open data and open contracting. This framework develops a working model for testing through RAP3, probably the first time that such a combination of open standards and principles of transparency and accountability have been applied in a single programme in Nepal.

PMV covers the areas of Risk Management, Safeguards, Quality Management and Financial Management for the programme as a whole. These are recorded in SMT Monthly Reports  and Trimesterly Reports. Risk Event Registers maintained at districts and centre provide the status of identified risks and actions taken in mitigation. SITREPS from the DFID/GIZ Risk Management Ofice are updated daily in the What’s New section of the website.

Field verification of works by DTA and Technical Specialists on LRN and SED components are carried out on a monthly basis. A List of field verification reports shows the status of verification activity. Findings and recommendations of verification reports are reviewed by management and fed into RAP3’s Continual Improvement Plan.

Similarly, internal audits of programme implementation activities are carried out according to a Schedule of Internal Audits and fed into the RAP3’s Continual Improvement Plan.

As part of an effort to maintain transparency and improve effectiveness and efficiency of programme implementation, RAP3 has an Anti Corruption Strategy, Communication Strategy, and guidelines on Social Audit and Public Audit. RAP3 also runs an FM Radio Programme from local stations in core districts called  “Bikashko Bato” as a part of its communication strategy.

RAP3 implementation works are reviewed trimesterly and annually at district and central levels. These reviews provide the Steering Committee of high level GoN officers and other central level stakeholders with oversight of the programme. DFID’s Annual Review takes account of progress against yearly milestones set for different outputs of the Programme LogFrame.