Damak Municipality

Established in 1990, Damak municipality lies in the Jhapa district in the south-eastern Terai of Province 1. It is the second-largest city (area 75.85 km.sq.) of the district after Birtamode. This municipality touches Morang district in the West and Ilam District in the North. Mahendra Highway (the longest highway in Nepal) crosses this municipality.

Wards

10

Households

22,442

Population

97,847

Statistics

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SNGP Support to Municipality

SNGP is Implemented through a strategic partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and The Asia Foundation, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) in Nepal. The program is designed to support subnational governments to become operationally functional and to reduce potential instability created by the transition to federalism in Nepal. Goal: to promote an enabling environment for a stable, effective, and inclusive subnational governance in Nepal that addresses the health and economic security of all, including women, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups.
Subnational level Improve necessary policies, systems, and capacity to ensure public health security and provide economic recovery and growth opportunities for all, including women, people with disability, and other marginalized groups.

Strategic level

Work at the federal level to address the core issue of clarifying functional and jurisdictional overlaps in Nepal’s new federal governance system.

Subnational level

Improve necessary policies, systems, and capacity to ensure public health security and provide economic recovery and growth opportunities for all, including women, people with disability, and other marginalized groups.

SNGP Partnership Areas

Policies
  • Integrated Information System Guideline,
  • Parliamentary Rules of Procedure,
  • Market Monitoring and Management Act,
  • Market Monitoring and Management Rules,
  • Local Industry Management Act,
  • Capital Improvement Guideline (Draft),
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Policy Capacity Development: law-making process,
  • local market monitoring.
Profile and Plans
  • Municipal Profile and Integrated Information System,
  • Digital Waste Map Comprehensive Development Plan,
  • Revenue Improvement Action Plan,
  • Subnational Infrastructure Financing Plan,
  • Local Economic Development Plan (Draft)
Health Governance Support
Policies
  • Local Health and Sanitation Act,
  • Pharmacy Guideline,
  • Integrated Health Act (Umbrella Act),
  • Procedure-related to Covid-19 Prevention,
  • Control and Relief Distribution.
Economic Governance and Public Financial Management