Nepal

Nepal

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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.

The Coherence Programme is a partnership between the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA), the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID), in operation between 2017-2019. It aims to build common understanding of deliberative democratic local governance concepts and practice among federal, provincial and local stakeholders. The programme tries to achieve this through a combination of developing processes and materials for deliberative public decision-making, piloting support to their introduction and establishment in selected newly formed local governments, and structured policy dialogues and sharing of knowledge resources and experience with wider audiences. The focus is on establishing ‘deliberation’ as the overarching means of public decision-making and consensus-building in local governments.

Nepal in News & Events

Oct
14
2020
International IDEA & Friends’ Asia & the Pacific Online Lecture Series on Elections

International IDEA & Friends’ Asia & the Pacific Online Lecture Series on Elections

Event
Apr
29
2020
A mentor of International IDEA’s Coherence programme explaining the elected representatives of a Adanchuli Gaunpalika (rural municipality) of Nepal’s Karnali Province about the importance of their Gaunpalika’s strategic vision in annual planning.  Photo credit: International IDEA

A mentor of International IDEA’s Coherence programme explaining the elected representatives of a Adanchuli Gaunpalika (rural municipality) of Nepal’s Karnali Province about the importance of their Gaunpalika’s strategic vision in annual planning.  Photo credit: International IDEA

Feature Story
Aug
28
2019

A mentor from the Coherence Programme facilitates a group of female representatives in the annual planning process of a local government in Karnali Province. Image credit: International IDEA
 

Feature Story
Jun
19
2019
Nepalese MoFAGA: Image by International IDEA/Tomas Spragg Nilsson

Nepalese MoFAGA: Image by International IDEA/Tomas Spragg Nilsson 

News Article
Mar
22
2019
High-level government delegation from Nepal led by Joint Secretary Suresh Adhikari Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, with the International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme and staff

High-level government delegation from Nepal led by Joint Secretary Suresh Adhikari Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, with the International IDEA Secretary-General Yves Leterme and staff. Image credit: International IDEA.

News Article
Mar
08
2019
Participants discussing the constitution of Nepal. Image: International IDEA/Rita Rai

Participants discussing the constitution of Nepal. Image: International IDEA/Rita Rai

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Leena Rikkila Tamang
Director for Asia and the Pacific