Area of competence
a) The Organization: There are 25 life members of NEPC who are well qualified and experienced in the sectors of agriculture, livestock, energy, micro-finance, environment, gender and social inclusion, business development, decentralization, governance, planning and local development. NEPC has its roster of the experts in diversified field and they can pool as and when required basis in juncture of taking their services.
b) Monitoring/Evaluation: Carry out the monitoring and evaluation, rapid assessment, immediate impact assessment of different agricultural, irrigation, water and sanitation, Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI), environment, governance, health, hygiene, nutrition.
c) Research and Studies: NEPC carried out different research/action research and studies on agriculture, water hygiene and sanitation, local governance, livelihood, environment, gender and social inclusion and many more. NEPC has its strength in monitoring and evaluation of the development projects. It has worked in establishing indicators, indicator measurement tool, method, mapping the indicators and tracking indicators. It has undertaken plenty of output, effect, and impact monitoring and evaluation.
d) Training and management support: NEPC designed different training packages in technical sectors like agriculture, livestock, water hygiene and sanitation, social mobilization, gender and social inclusion policy implementation etc. It has also implemented ToT and general training of different duration.
e) Policy formulation: NEPC provides technical support in formulating national and sub-national level policies to accelerate the development activities through capacity strengthening, management guidance and developing system and procedures. The policies have been endorsed by the concerned government agencies and came in action. Among them VDC social mobilization operational manual, Gender and Social Inclusion Policy Implementation Training are the most important policy documents contributed by NEPC.
f) Social mobilization: Increasingly, NEPC utilizing transformational social mobilization in implementing development projects. Social sensitization, preparation and mobilization has shown greater results in behavior change among the beneficiaries in agriculture/livestock, health, hygiene and sanitation, total sanitation, alternative energy, environment, climate change, irrigation and forestry sector. Social mobilization activities were encompassing through door steps visit, training, orientation, workshops, celebration of cultural, religious, social, national days, international day, extracurricular activities in the school, and coaching, guiding, distribution of IEC/BCC materials, rally, public gathering, speech and many others.
g) Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI): As a cross cutting issue, NEPC has its strength to anchor GESI in every development project. As a consultant for MoFALD, NEPC prepared GECI policy implementation training operational guideline and reading materials and piloted it. This guideline has been milestone for GESI intervention for all development agencies in Nepal.
h) Institutional Linkages and Collaboration: NEPC built strong relationship with government and non government including private sector organization ensuring partnership with them. It has working relationship established with Inlogos (a governance promotion agency in Nepal), NCDC, CDC (a private company working in development communication), Janachetana, Rautahat, Gaun Jagaran Sanstha in Sindhuli, Janakalyan Gramin Bikash Tatha Aanusandhan Kendra Mugu, Jumla Samudayik Sanstha, Jumla (local NGOs) for social mobilization.