MEDPA is found a good means to uplift poor families from poverty and provide a comfortable way for substance. Viewing this success achieved by MEDEP model in poverty alleviation, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS) has brought into implementation the programme Micro-Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation (MEDPA) by allocating budget in the regular government programme. The internalization process has started from 2009/10 with an objective to include in the MEDEP model in the regular programme of the government. Initially, 18 districts were selected and extended in 69 districts in 2015/16. Now, the GoN has planned to extend it to all 77 districts by the end of the FY 2017/18 through the District Cottage and Small Industry Office Members of family of Nepali citizens living below the poverty line are the target group for this programme. It concentrates in the remote village municipalities particularly focusing on hard-core poor, backward women, Dalits, disadvantaged indigenous nationalities.
For the implementation of MEDPA programme, GoN has developed a five year Strategic Plan (approved July 2013) and Operational Guidelines (approved January 7, 2014). The MEDPA Strategic Plan (FY 2070/71-FY 2074/75) with a budget of NRs 4.1 billion (approx. US$ 42.54 million) was prepared in 2013. The key principles of the strategic plan include targeting and inclusion, pro-poor public-private partnerships and programme interventions have pro-poor capacity building amongst others. The Operational Guidelines has provisions such as the basket fund at the district level, evaluation of the GESI policy of applicant organisations and representation from socially excluded groups (women, indigenous nationalities) in local level committees.