Building Nepal

In the context of the ongoing efforts to promulgate the new Constitution through the Constituent Assembly, the country’s politics have started to drift to some extent benefiting all the stakeholders, including the poor people, middle class and the high class stalwarts.

Now, as the constitution draft has been finalized and put out, the politician’s rhetoric has changed and so too the people’s voices. It has given or raised some hopes to the working class people, at least the hopes of continuing their bread and butter activities in their own homeland with more security, better pay and little discrimination.

Much more has to be done at this point of time when Mother Nature has highlighted our shortcomings in the maintenance of our heritage, in the development of city and infrastructure, including our boundary walls of our small habitats during major earthquakes on April 25 and May 12. With the shift of Eurasian plate and Indian plate, in less than a minute, the entire nation had shaken, damaging many of our heritages. We could only register our condolences to the bereaved families due to this disaster though we have tried our best to deliver some materials to the suffering population in the badly affected areas. With the huge loss of lives and city architecture and buildings, we have been able to transform the opportunity to reunite once again to rebuild and restore our legacy.

I feel if one institution can turn around with proper strategies in some years, why can’t a nation turn around? Management students can compare the whole nation as an institution and start re-building the nation with the proper documents and plans.The age-old ways of doing things, the governing process and the institutions and agencies of government need to be revamped, restructured with new Terms of References with clear roles for all the public servants to create a difference. A clear-cut “Nepal Strategic Plan” has to be drafted for the whole administration, legal entities and the parliamentary bodies with the separate strategic plan for all the organizations, agencies clearly mentioning their objectives, the key improvement areas and the timelines for achievement of objectives, critical success factors and the important things that can be done.

Strategic Plan should be used to monitor their performances and thus performance based remuneration should also be institutionalized. This Nepal Strategic Plan should be immediately implemented after the formation of a new Government.