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Democratic governance

Overview

Nepal is at a critical juncture of its political transition process. With federalism as a key feature of the Constitution promulgated in September 2015, the country is looking at a unique opportunity to usher in a new era of governance—transforming existing institutions while overcoming their deficits in democratic governance and service-oriented public administration. It is in this context that UNDP’s governance programmes are functioning at three levels: process, referring to quality of participation in political, social and economic decision-making; mechanism, referring to setting up transparent, democratic institutions; and outcome, striving to create peaceful, stable and resilient societies.

Our goals

UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions with the ultimate goal of bringing effective and equitable delivery of service to citizens, reinforcing the rule of law and citizen security, and establishing a peaceful and cohesive society. To this end, we are committed to create an enabling environment for all social partners, including civil societies, to grow in strength and contribute towards national development. 

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As Nepal’s newly formed provinces have initiated their parliamentary exercise for the first time,…

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An evaluation of the BRIDGE programme in Nepal has deemed it an effective professional development…

Samina Hussain’s long-standing political ambitions have finally borne fruit with her nomination to…

How comprehensive preparatory support to Nepal’s move to federalism is ensuring a smooth transition

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A rural township in Gulmi is proving something of a role model in effectively implementing a…

How can youth contribute to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs?

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This annual report presents UNDP's results achieved in partnership with Government, civil society…

This report, prepared by the National Planning Commission with UNDP support, takes stock of Nepal’s…

This handbook, produced by the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, the…

This booklet –produced by UNDP's Parliament Support Project and the Parliament Secretariat of…

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