The Project for Support for Improvement of School Management Phase-II (SISM II)

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I Inactive

Key Information

The Government of Nepal (GoN) has been working over many years on the improvement of school management for achieving equitable access and quality of education through various program plans. One of the strategic priorities commonly included in these plans is strengthening school management with empowerment of local communities using School Improvement Plan (SIP). The Japan International Cooperation Agency has extended technical support about 10 years in the areas of improvement of school management through the Project for Support for Improvement of School Management (SISM1) from February 2008 to February 2011, SISM Follow-up (2012), and SISM-Phase 2 (SISM2) from June 2013 to June 2018. SISM2 was to build on the results of SISM1 and expand the program to the national level. Implementation of this program will achieve 4 goals. The first is a refined model to make effective use of SIP process for improving access to and quality of basic education is developed. The second is effective and practice model for training mechanisms/contents is validated in the target (testing area). The third is the capacity of central and local education authorities to support school management through SIP process is strengthened. The fourth is the emergency support of providing teaching and learning material for all of the community schools located in the three earthquake affected districts; Sindhuli, Ramechhap, and Okahldhunga; properly and timely done based on the school needs.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2013 - 2018


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Government of Nepal


Not applicable or unknown

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Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • School quality

Cross-cutting areas

  • Emergencies and protracted crises

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Policy/legal environment

  • System-wide review and reform

School-related gender-based violence

  • Training of school personnel (including teachers)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased primary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • Other