Strengthening the Capacity of National Information Commission
FDM formulated a project document for the National Information Commission (NIC) based on the National Strategic Plan on Right to Information (RTI) in Nepal from 2013 to 2018. Based on the plan, FDM and NIC prioritised the major activities that needed immediate attention and implementation. The project focused activities that would be conducted over a period of one year. One of the prime objective of the project included making public bodies responsive, transparent and accountable towards citizens. The purpose of the project was to make NIC competent to protect citizen's Right to Information. Five selected districts from five development regions were covered through local level line agencies of six selected ministries- Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture. The project’s primary beneficiaries were NIC staff, Public Information Officers (PIO) and other public bodies working in central and local level and the line agencies of six selected ministries.