The Constitution of Nepal 2015 has provided school education within the
jurisdiction of the local level. Resources are transferred to the local levels in the
form of grants from the federal government and provincial governments. Apart
from this, local levels invest their own free fund in education as well. In spite of
this school education sector still faces huge financing gap.
Domestic resource mobilization is one of the key components of efficient
financing. Beyond the grants from the federal and provincial government, local
governments themselves have the responsibilities for funding school education
at the local level. However, prioritisation of the education sector at the local
government is a matter of concern and discussion.
Hence, NCE Nepal plans to analyse the education budget and education
expenditure of the local governments to draw conclusion and design its
advocacy approach from the empirical results obtained from such research.