Teams to monitor govt’s welfare works in 28 districts

Kathmandu, November 28:

The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) is set to monitor and evaluate the activities and programmes carried out by it in 28 districts. The ministry will also outline the needs and recommend appropriate programmes for the districts.

“Though monitoring and evaluation is part of the yearly progress report of the ministry, the job was not properly done, as the government could not deliver its services in many parts of the country,” said Sushil Ghimire, spokesperson for the MoWCSW, adding: “Since we can afford to go to the places now, we need to find out the status of its activities and programmes.”

Ten teams of the ministry officials and the Department of Women Development will be mobilised in different districts to monitor the services and effectiveness of the programmes of the Women Development Offices (WDO), District Child Welfare Committee (DCWC) and non-governmental organisations working with the grant from the MoWCSW.

The teams will monitor and evaluate disability identity card distribution, elderly citizens’ health services, expenditure details of anti-trafficking panels, DCWC, development programme for the conflict-affected children and women development programme at the central and district levels. It will also work to find out problems in the implementation of government-funded programmes and solutions to the problems.

“Due to resource and budget constraints, we are conducting the programme in selected districts of all the development regions and geographical regions of the country,” Ghimire added.

The 28 districts are: Tanahun, Kaski, Syangja, Morang, Okhaldhunga, Dang, Pyuthan, Salyan, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sindhuli, Kavre, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Kailai, Kanchanpur, Doti, Sunsari, Dhankuta, Bhojpur,Banke, Bardia, Jumla, Jhapa, Illam and Panchthar.