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Compliance review of NeKSAP/IPC in Nepal


In December 2014, Cindy Holleman, IPC Global Programme Manager, travelled to Nepal together with the IPC Compliance Officer and the IPC Regional Coordinator for Asia to discuss with national stakeholders the compliance review of the Nepal’s Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP)/IPC. Nepal is the first country to undertake a quality compliance review process following the procedures identified in the IPC Compliance Review Policy and Process.

Since 2008, the Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) of Nepal, with the technical support of WFP in Nepal and the financial support of the European Union, has been successfully and systematically implementing food security analyses on a quarterly/trimestral basis, as part of the Nepal Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP). As one of the first countries to adopt IPC, Nepal utilized the earlier version 1.1 of IPC for the development of the NeKSAP system, including further adaptations of the tool for improved applicability to the national context.

With the release of IPC v2.0 in 2012 and its global application, there was a call by key stakeholders in Nepal to review the NeKSAP/IPC tool in order to determine whether it is compliant to the IPC v2.0 standards, thus ensuring the comparability with other IPC country products. The review has been crucial also because WFP in Nepal, which is still supporting the NeKSAP/IPC, is foreseeing to hand over the system to MoAD in two years’ time.

This review process has been undertaken by the IPC Global Support Unit following the new Compliance Policy and Process and is based on the documentation provided by NeKSAP and the Asia IPC Regional Team, covering the period between March 2013 and July 2014. The IPC GSU will finalize the compliance report and will share it with NeKSAP/MoAD after the presentation of additional information from MoAD and further discussions and engagement with the Nepal IPC Technical Working Group.


Asia & Near East Nepal
Publication date
Mar 2015

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