Development of Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Framework for Alternative/ Renewable
Energy across All Three Tiers of Government for
Renewable Energy for Rural Areas Programme

Rupantaran Nepal assigned to develop a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for alternative/
renewable energy across all three tiers of government in Nepal by GIZ under Renewable Energy for Rural
Areas (RERA) programme from January, 2019 to September, 2019. The assignment is for three tiers of
government and consultation and discussion were done in Province-1 and Sudur Paschim Province
where RERA programme was in operation.
The objective of this assignment was to develop MEL Framework for renewable energy at three tiers in
new federal context of Nepal in close cooperation with Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC).
More specifically, it focused on the development of MEL framework based on existing data, results, in
terms of outputs and outcomes, and analyzed the potentials for attaining the target outcomes and outputs
in future.
The RN was accomplished this assignment in four different phase;
Completion of Phase I– Analysis (Report)-Technical Analysis Report: In this phase, RN has conducted
an inception meeting with various stakeholders- AEPC, GIZ, Ministry and CSOs, carryout stakeholder
analysis, outline of technical analysis and submitted inception report including updated plan, approaches
and methods. Likewise, RN carried-out technical analysis review of the existing monitoring, evaluation
and learning system, identify gaps, needs and challenges to align with the federal structure and
mechanism. The RN also presented and submitted the TAR report and concept note for MEL Framework
Development and agreed to develop result framework of three tiers of government prior to MEL
Completion Report of Phase II – RE Result Framework- RN undertook task analysis of the RE related,
regulation, policies, plan, strategies and framework and consolidated into key themes to need to be
included in the result framework. Based on this analysis and TAR a result framework of LGs, FG and PGs
drafted and undertook consultation with AEPC, GIZ and selected CSOs and LGs of Province-1. The
consistency and coherence across LGs, PGs and FG of the framework reviewed and updated.
Completion of Phase III–Draft MEL Framework: In line with result frame work a MEL matrix has been
development and finally prepared a MEL framework across three tiers of government. The all frameworks
shared with AEPC and GIZ for inputs and feedback. RN updated the MEL framework in line with
suggestion and comments. In addition RN prepared a MEL framework roll-out plan and agreed to the
Completion of Phase IV- Consultation and Capacity Building on MEL Framework: In In leadership of
the AEPC and management of the GIZ, two events of capacity building were facilitated by RN team in
Province-1 and Sudur Paschim Province. These events consider as roll-out of the MEL framework and
officials of the LGs, PGs and provision planning commission were attended in the event. Based on this
events, the MEL framework were updated and submitted to the AEPC and GIZ for further action and
The assignment activities were successfully completed by following the consultative and deliberated
process. However, more period of time was taken than expected in the assignment. Additional human
resource directly provided to peer review and technical support as needed in the course of the

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