Strengthening Accountability and Governance of NGOs in Nepal (SAGON)

Projekt abgeschlossen

NGOs in Nepal provide important social services and complement government efforts to promote socio-economic and political development. However, the limited management capacity and inadequate governance of many NGOs hampers effective service delivery. The project supports the NGO Federation and its members to improve their effectiveness, accountability and governance through capacity building and the establishment and monitoring of Internal Control Systems (ICS).

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Rechtsstaatlichkeit - Demokratie - Menschenrechte
01.10.2014 - 28.02.2018
CHF  625’000

Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) are important actors in Nepal’s socio-economic and political development. NGOs compliment the works of the government, private and international development actors in delivering services to the people in rural communities and facilitate process of civic engagement and social change by organizing, empowering and mobilizing communities, especially Disadvantaged Groups (DAGs). About 8’000 NGOs are active in the development sector.

However, many NGOs are lacking in transparency and accountability towards their beneficiaries, have an inadequate internal governance, and weak management and administrative and financial systems. This is particularly true for remote areas with a higher proportion of poor and disadvantaged groups.



People, especially disadvantaged groups, are supported more effectively by more transparent and accountable NGOs with sound internal management and control systems to deliver their services.


Immediate: The NFN and its regional and district chapters and 3’000 NGOs at district levels across Nepal

Indirect: People, especially DAGs, benefitting from better service delivery by well governed and managed NGOs.


Mittelfristige Wirkungen

Outcome 1: NGOs adopt stringent ICS and principles of good governance for strengthening their internal governance and management capacity.

Outcome 2: The NGO Federation Nepal (NFN) and its regional and district chapters effectively backstop and monitor member organizations’ compliance with good governance and management principles.



Erwartete Resultate:  

Outputs under Outcome 1

NFN and its members have established or strengthened their management and Internal Control Systems, have improved their planning, monitoring, reporting and steering mechanisms, strengthened their internal governance and accountability, respect principles of social inclusiveness and workforce diversity.

Outputs under Outcome 2

NFN and its chapters have established staff capacity, mechanisms and materials for training and backstopping its members, and regularly monitor the compliance of members with the NFN Code of Conduct and governance and management principles.


Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner

Andere Partner

Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and Social Welfare Council (SWC) at the national level and DDC/VDCs, local NGOs and CSOs at the local level.

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren

This project will address the demand side of local governance while other SDC sectoral projects primarily work on supply side strengthening. The proper coordination with LGCDP and other SDC and donor supported projects will be established.

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    625’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    593’117

Phase 1 01.10.2014 - 28.02.2018   (Completed)