Transparency International (TI) Nepal organized a mid-tern review of the Integrity in Post-Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (IPERR) program in Kathmandu on 2-4 February 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to review mid-year IPERR achievements and plan for the coming months. Altogether 18 IPERR staff, including 13 District Officers participated in the event.
The meeting started by recapping the intended outcomes of the IPERR interventions. Thereafter, TI Nepal District Officers presented progress made in district-level IPERR activities, achievements, learning and challenges. Progress made in reconstruction activities initiated by GoN, NRA and various NGOs/INGOs were shared. NRA Executive Committee member Dhurba Sharma gave a key note speech on reconstruction related policies, directives, activities, progress and challenges. A Q & A session followed where district specific issues were brought to the attention of the NRA representative. Sessions on post-earthquake survey data and earthquake preparedness were held to add extra dimension to the review. TI Nepal Program Officers briefed about targeted activities, priorities, grievance management system, admin and finance procedures, data maintenance and reporting needs.
Lastly, district officers were divided into 4 different groups asked to suggest 3 major reconstruction agenda to be initiated by government, elected representatives, civil society and victims. Similarly, the groups listed works that TI Nepal could initiate with the government, elected representatives, civil society and victims. The review meeting ended by discussing the need to speed up implementation, address district- level challenges and aim for better outcomes.