Norway continues support to Transparency International- Nepal with NOK 3.5 mill (NRS 545 mill) for a new project titled “Building national integrity in Nepal”, aiming at reducing public sector corruption.
President of Transparency International (TI) Nepal, Mr. Bishnu Bahadur K.C. and Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen signed the agreement for a new project on 23 July 2014 at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu.
Public sector in focus
The project, which will last until 2017, will work in nine different districts in partnership with local civil society organisations. The goal is to strengthen the anticorruption movement and public integrity in key service institutions, sectors and society in general. TI-Nepal has a large network and collaborate with related partners and members in many different districts.
- We will try our best to bring changes in the public sector, and we hope that with this project we can encourage people to raise their voice against corruption, Mr. Bishnu Bahadur K.C said after the signing.
A valued anti-corruption partner
Norway has been working with TI-Nepal since 2010 on anti-corruption issues. TI-Nepal is a credible and transparent civil society organisation, with professional expertise among staff, volunteers and board members.
- It is very important to have organisations like TI-Nepal to address this issue. We are very happy to continue our cooperation with TI-Nepal, Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen said.
He also encouraged TI-Nepal to have both public and private sector in mind in their work, and emphasised the importance of reaching out to all layers of people in Nepal, especially the young.
Good governance is one of Norway’s three key areas of cooperation in Nepal. Promoting financial transparency to fight corruption is a priority in all programmes supported by Norway. Norway and the government of Nepal are committed to promote good governance and zero tolerance for corruption.
Transparent development work
The Norwegian Embassy aims to promote transparency and include anti-corruption measures in all our development work. As part of this effort, we publish the contracts and agreements of the projects we support. You can therefore find this newly signed contract, and others, by clicking here