Democratic Transition

  • Conflict Prevention ProgrammeConflict Prevention ProgrammeThe People’s Movement II and subsequent signing of the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) brought about historic changes in Nepali society. It also ushered Nepal into a complex transition, and bringing to the fore many political challenges as well as social and identity tensions. Ensuring that this is a successful transition requires leaders to apply innovative approaches to complex problems and establish more collaborative relationship.

Closed Projects

  • UN Interagency Rehabilitation ProgrammeUN Interagency Rehabilitation ProgrammeFollowing the signing of a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between the Seven Party Alliance and CPN-Maoists on 21 November 2006, significant efforts have been made to rehabilitate former combatants of the “peoples’ war.” The CPA was followed by the Agreement on Monitoring of the Management of Arms and Armies (AMMAA), which outlined ways for monitoring arms and armed personnel.

  • Crisis Prevention and Recovery Support to NepalCrisis Prevention and Recovery Support to NepalThe Crisis Prevention and Recovery Support to Nepal (CPRSN) project aims to provide support to UNDP Nepal in two phases, with the goal of strengthening the promising but still fragile peace process.

  • Support to Participatory Constitution Building in NepalSupport to Participatory Constitution Building in NepalThe writing of a new Constitution through the Constituent Assembly (CA) was a central pillar of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which ended the decade long conflict in 2006. Subsequent elections to the CA have produced a diverse and inclusive body. Accommodating diverse sets of aspirations requires knowledge and expertise. In this context, the Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN) aims to bring international expertise to assist the CA secretariat and Assembly members assess and reach important decisions.


Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) in November 2006, the Government of Nepal has taken important steps towards forging consensus on key contentious issues, mitigating conflict in the country and successfully completing its democratic transition. In this complex transition period, a key step is drafting a new Constitution, which will be the foundation for a new system based on inclusive power sharing, social justice and progressive state restructuring. The UNDP aims to assist the Government of Nepal, political parties and civil society organizations to successfully navigate the challenging transitional period. To do this, the UNDP in Nepal created the Democratic Transition Unit (DTU), which is comprised of two projects: i) the Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP); and ii) Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN).

Contact UNDP in Nepal
UNDP, UN House
P.O. Box 107
Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: 977-1-5523200
Email: Fax: 977-1-5523991, 5523986