The SDGs have been integrated into Nepal's national plans, including the 15th National Development Plan and the national SDG Status and Roadmap (2016-2030) document. However, as with many other countries, there exists a wide institutional disconnect between the planning process and budgeting and financing processes for development. Building on a development finance assessment (DFA), the INFF focuses on strengthening integration across planning, budgeting and reporting at the national and subnational levels.
Nepal’s INFF is focused on developing coordination mechanisms to facilitate institutional linkages and interactions across planning, budgeting and financing frameworks. It is providing a forum to address policy issues as they emerge, engage more consistently with the private sector, align development partner support, and promote the engagement of civil society to strengthen the demand side of governance.