KATHMANDU, May 8 :Nepal has been placed at the 65th position among 117 countries in terms of budget transparency and accountability, according to the Open Budget Survey (OBS) released on Wednesday. The survey conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP)  shows that Nepal is not publishing enough materials to support informed public debate on the budget.

The true worth of a picture

October 26, 2019 00:30 am

Who will speak for this country and boost its image internationally? Who will stand for accountability, transparency and democracy?

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Freedom Forum Nepal (FFN), a non-governmental organization, working for institutionalization of democracy, protection of human rights, press freedom and right to information in Nepal, on Monday took serious exception to the government's move to ban on the information related to the cabinet decision meeting.

Accountability check

October 7, 2018 01:30 am

Now is the time for ministers of two-thirds majority government to take accountability issue really seriously

A panel discussion entitled ‘Rethinking Educational Accountability’ was held at Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall on Saturday. The program was organized as a part of Nepal International Book Fair, by Global Exposition Management. A panel discussion was organized in collaboration between Canopy Nepal and Daya Foundation as a part of ‘Understanding Education’ in the same event.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Since last year, the Public Service Commission has added a course on ethics, public accountability and professionalism in public sector management. Candidates competing for the post of Joint Secretary and above in the Commission’s examination will have to sit for an exam in “Public Accountability, Ethics and Professionalism in Public Sector Management”.

KATHMANDU, July 12 : The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has said that it will name the head of a public office, who has financial arrears and is involved in other financial indiscipline, in its next annual report. It will audit all public spending of the current fiscal year and make public the report by mid-April.

KATHMANDU, JULY 23: A huge share of public spending is simply misallocated among scattered projects that have long stopped delivering results.