Nepal

Nepal

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Kathmandu

International IDEA has been working in Nepal since 2004. Following the rise of the People’s Movement for Democracy and the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006, International IDEA began supporting national actors in the process of constitution building. We provided comparative knowledge and expertise, facilitated dialogues and promoted public participation.

The people of Nepal reached a historic milestone in 2008 with elections that ended a decade of civil war, popular protest, and constitutional stalemate. The 2008 elections were the first aimed at electing a body (the Constituent Assembly) tasked with drafting a new democratic constitution. Measures were taken to ensure that the legislative body reflected the ethnic diversity of the country. IDEA assisted the country in negotiating, drafting and implementing the new constitution and supported reforms in election management.

2017 was again a significant election year in Nepal. Local, provincial and parliamentary elections were held under the constitution that was passed in 2015. Throughout the election period, Nepal’s National Election Observation Committee made use of International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool. International IDEA also had a role in convening legislative consultations relating to the rights of victims of crime, natural resource management, natural disaster management and gender inclusivity. Currently, we collaborate with Nepal’s Parliament, the Election Commission of Nepal and other actors to facilitate Nepal’s transition to an inclusive and open democracy.

Nepal in News & Events

Aug
20
2018
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Hon Pradeed Kumar Gyawali with Ms Leena Rikkilä Tamang. Photo credit: International IDEA.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Hon Pradeed Kumar Gyawali, with Leena Rikkilä Tamang. Photo credit: International IDEA.

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Jul
17
2018
Image: International IDEA

Image: International IDEA

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Mar
09
2018
ERM Tool Desk at NEOC Call Center for Observers. Photo credit: Diwas Pant/International IDEA

ERM Tool Desk at Nepal’s National Election Observation Committee Call Center for Observers. Photo credit: Diwas Pant | International IDEA.

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Mar
05
2018
The Global State of Democracy. Image: International IDEA/Stuudio Huusmann

The Global State of Democracy.

Image: International IDEA/Stuudio Huusmann

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Sep
12
2017

Women CA members taking part in our book 'Women's  Rights and Issues to be incorporated in the new Constitution'  launch programme during the First Constituent Assembly period. Photo credit: International IDEA

 

 

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Sep
07
2017
Collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Chautara, Nepal. Photo credit: DFID@flickr

Collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Chautara, Nepal. Photo credit: DFID@flickr

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Electoral Commission of Nepal
Nepal Constituent Assembly
Nepal Law Society

Contact

Asia and the Pacific Region

99 Northbourne Avenue Turner 2612

Canberra ACT, Australia

Postal address: P.O. Box 6156

O'Connor ACT 2602

Leena Rikkila Tamang
Director for Asia and the Pacific
Nepal

Sriniwas House, Ward No.4, Embassy Marg
Baluwatar, Kathmandu,
Postal address: Post Box Number: 8975
EPC:2865
Kathmandu,
Nepal

+977 1 4432846
Antonio Spinelli
Head of Mission, Nepal and South Asia