Commitments of GoN/AEPC and UNDP
In the spirit of gradual institutionalization of all the district level structures and staff positions within the government system, GoN/AEPC will explore the possibility of internalizing these sections/units into government system from the next fiscal year 2011/2012. The internalization plan as committed with GoN/AEPC remains as follows.
- Internalize the EDOs of 26 districts within GoN/AEPC, salaries of EDOs and other costs related to operation of DEES will be fully covered by GoN/AEPC/WB sources effective from 1 April 2011.
- DEES of the remaining 14 districts (out of 40 DEES originally supported under UNDP/REDP) will be converted into DEEUs. The salaries of EDOs and cost of operation of 14 DEEUs will be fully covered by GoN/AEPC/WB sources effective from 1 April 2011.
- The operation of remaining 32 DEEUs, which are not under WB program, will be funded jointly by UNDP and GoN/AEPC. A gradual process of internalization will be explored by GoN/AEPC, so that by end of 2012, all DEEUs are fully operational under GoN/AEPC's budget.
Simultaneously, GoN/AEPC is requested to make necessary arrangements to fund the EDOs for all the DEESs. The district programmes in each cluster will be gradually implemented by the Government appointed/designated staff at DDC under harmonized implementation framework. Meanwhile, GoN/AEPC will explore to jointly support the programme field offices under government contribution.