- Climate Governance Integrity (CGI)
Safeguarding the Climate and Climate Finance against Corruption
Program Span: October 2019– March 2021
Support: The German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through Transparency International (TI), Germany
The Climate Governance Integrity (CGI) project is (the second phase of TI’s Climate Finance Governance- CFG initiative that aims to improve the overall standard of Climate governance in Kenya, Rwanda, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, South Korea, Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal. The CGI project was initiated in Nepal in October 2019. Under this program, TI-Nepal will promote integrity and governance in climate change related programs and their finances. TI-Nepal work will also focus on safeguarding climate and climate finance from corruption related issues by proactively engaging with Central, Provincial and Local government of Nepal, multiple stakeholders, victims, media and civil society representatives.
The activities for the project entails; encouraging space for policy dialogue among Central, Provincial and Local government and various private sector representatives. Furthermore, alliances with relevant local CSOs to lobby for development pledge with the major project, visiting communities impacted by climate change, public hearing with concerned authorities among climate change vulnerable communities, collecting grievances and advocating for anti-corruption reforms in climate finance and, engagement with media to disseminate essential message regarding climate change and climate governance finance are some of the other activities under the project. The total funding commitment for the 1.5 project is 1,10,362 Euro.
- Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) Outreach
The ALAC Outreach is a four-year project supported by TI-Secretariat and DFAT with the total funding commitment of Euro 64,330. This project was initiated in 2016 to give continuity to the efforts of previous ALAC interventions. It covers activities such as Mobile ALAC helpdesks, social audits, public service delivery survey and monitoring of Development Pacts/Pledges. The activities are concentrated in Chitwan, Kaski, Gulmi, Siddharthanagar, Surkhet, and Kailali with the support of AOs. Similarly, ALAC outreach provides telephone hotlines for grievance redressal centrally and locally. The project aims to improve good governance, public service delivery and citizen empowerment to demand their rights.
Climate Finance Governance (CFG), (recently completed)
Climate Finance Governance project is part of TI’s Climate Finance Integrity program that aims to improve the overall standard of climate finance governance in Nepal. The project commenced from March 2017 and ended on 2018. The funding commitments for the project was Euro 37,923. Second phase of the project is being initiated from 2019. Project outputs included national research of climate finance governance, initiating alliances with local NGOs, working on media engagement and capacity building, mainly focusing on Kaski, Chitwan, Gulmi and Dolakha districts.
Open Contracting for Health (OC4H)Open Contracting for Health (OC4H) aims to build governments’ capacities to implement open contracting in public health procurement. It also facilitates the diversity of suppliers in the health sector public procurement while bringing together small, medium and large enterprises. It seeks to increase sustainable engagement of civil society in public procurement processes through network strengthening and capacity building. OC4H was initiated in late 2018 is supported by DFID and Transparency International Health Initiative with funding commitments up to GBP 152,044. 26
Integrity in Post Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (IPERR)
IPERR is an European Union (EU) supported program initiated in 2016 with a funding commitment of 1 million Euros for a period of 59 months. The project focuses on 14 districts most affected by the earthquake – Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap, Bhaktapur, Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli, Lalitpur, Kathmandu and Makwanpur. IPERR envisions to build integrity in policy, implementation and post-implementation levels in the post-earthquake reconstruction. The actions are targeted to GoN reconstruction plans, elected representatives, educational environment, public procurement, social accountability and transparency. In the process media campaign, site observations, grievance collection, uninterrupted public service delivery and tracking financial reports are done.
Transparency International Secretariat along with Aus Aid (ALAC) and UK Aid (OC4H): European Union (IPERR)