The people’s perception of corruption is not good. The people are unable to speak openly against corruption. The Duty bearer said that ensuring women’s participation, improving the legal system will contribute to make people’s perceptions positive and reduce the cases of corruption. The municipality is committed to launching more awareness-raising programmes and strict provisions to overcome the practices of corruption.
The finding is based on the LNOB Nepal consortium’s initiative on SDG monitoring adopting Community Score Card (CSC) focusing specific indicators under SDG goals 4, 5, 10, 13, 16 and 17 considering dire needs on improving progress on these goals. As part of the community scorecard, community people and local government authorities make efforts in identifying progress and gaps in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. In the process of CSC, separate rankings are prepared for communities, duty bearers and there was a commonly agreed score based on interface meeting between the right holders and duty bearers. The differences in rating present condition by right holders and duty bearers’ claim and future expectations on changes by both groups were later adjusted based on mutual understanding and discussion in the interface discussions. It indicates that this community-led participatory monitoring supports in providing more realistic tracking of the progress and expectations to avoid future conflict and promote collaboration and trust.
Sustainable Development Goals
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16. Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is dedicated to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
Related 16.5.1.a People’s perception on corruption-Birendranagar Municipality, Ward no. 9 and 10, Surkhet Targets
Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms