Leaders from the Government of Nepal expressed confidence that they are better prepared to transition into a centralized democratic republican state after high level interactions with the Office of the Controller of Budget during a benchmarking visit on the 6th of February 2020 at the Office’s headquarters in Nairobi.
The 8-member delegation from Nepal’s Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the Ministry of General Administration were in Kenya on a mission organized by UNDP Nepal and UNDP Kenya, the Nepal Government wanted to compare how to deal with their transition into their fairly new Constitution adopted in 2015 where subnational Governments have been constituted and are now functional.
They learnt about the Kenya’s fiscal decentralization system, Local Public Financial Management in Kenya, Role and administration of the Office of the Controller of Budget including operational experiences and challenges and best practices in the role and responsibilities of oversight institutions.
The team discussed the experience of county governments in fiscal devolution including intergovernmental fiscal transfers, fiscal transfer policies, county taxation and performance management and natural resource mobilization.
The Nepalese Government officials held consultative talks with OCOB officials led by the Controller of Budget, CPA Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o.