Shankar Prasad Adhikari

Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu
Central Department of Public Administration

Kathmandu, Kathmandu
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My research area is on public expenditure management. Nepal has been facing the problem of low level of capital budget spending against its budget over more than two decades. The economic growth rate for the same period is less than four percent. Due to the frequent changes in governments, the budget could not be tabled in time in the parliament. The parliamentary proceeding used to take more than three months to approval the appropriation bill and finance bill. Due to this delay, there used to be delayed in the budget implementation resulting to low level of capital expenditure at the end of fiscal year. In order to correct this systemic problem, the Constitution promulgated in 2015 has made the early budget provision that government should table the budget more than one and half months early before the commencement of the new fiscal year. So, my research is that is there any progress in the capital budget spending after the implementation of early budget provision. For this the time series data will be analysed to find out the impact of the early budget provision. The research is based on mixed method, starting with collection and analysis of primary and secondary quantitative data and then moving on to qualitative data. The findings of research will be significantly useful for the policy makers and bureaucrats in the budget formulation and implementation.

Substantive Focus:
Economic Policy SECONDARY
Governance PRIMARY
International Relations
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Public Opinion