Mr. Ram Prasad Ghimire
Under Secretary, Ministry of General Administration
Training, Sequencing Reform, Civil Service Recruitment
Budgeting, Recruitment, Reform sequencing, Aid Conditionalities, Training, Capacity Building
Wed Jul 13 2011
Mr. Ram Prasad Ghimire draws on his decades of experience working within the Ministry of General Administration (MOGA), which is responsible for managing and reforming the civil service. Additionally, it oversees the implementation of the Governance Reform Program (GRP). He discusses the history of reforms, which ultimately culminates in the GRP. Ghimire reviews the weaknesses of the GRP as well as resulting challenges. Specifically he explains that the GRP was crippled by extensive externally-driven aid conditions that were often not established in response to baseline data, socio-cultural realities, nor existing hierarchies of command. Additionally, Ghimire goes into detail over the various information systems MOGA has initiated to improve coordination across ministries and better track the size and activities of ministries. Two such systems are the Personnel Information System and Teacher-Partner Information Systems. Finally, Ghimire emphasizes the importance of securing the commitment of high-level authorities to reform for ensuring high-quality implementation.
Mr. Ram Prasad Ghimire was in charge of the Organization and Development Section of the Ministry of General Administration (MOGA). He began his career in the Nepalese Civil Service in 1995 as a finance officer. He later served on the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, National Planning Commission, and was responsible for one of Nepal’s academies of management.