Democratic Governance

  • Local Governance and Community Development Programme

    Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP) is a national programme with an over-arching goal to contribute towards poverty reduction through inclusive, responsive and accountable local governance and participatory community-led development. LGCDP is executed by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development with technical and financial assistance of development partners. This is a national programme framework for improvement in local governance system and community development. LGCDP aims to strengthen both the demand and supply side of local governance.

  • The Electoral Support Project (ESP) Phase II: Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support for the Election Commission of Nepal

    In April 2008 Nepal held its first CA election since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006 to elect a constituent assembly mandated to draft a new constitution. 2008 election were organized by the Election Commission of Nepal with significant assistance and technical support from the Electoral Assistance Office of the United Nations Mission in Nepal.

  • Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State Reforms

    The transformational changes to its government that Nepal has embarked upon are massive. Thus far however, the focus has been on the political aspects of this transition, with less attention being given to the implications of federalization on the organization of public administration. However, recent developments show a more direct engagement with the bureaucracy in the debate on the restructuring of the state. While the political negotiations are ongoing, the government of Nepal has created a series of committees to ensure that public administration institutions are ready for the transformational change from a unitary to a federal system.

  • Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal Programme (RoLHR)

    As Nepal continues to undergo a profound socio-economic and political transformation in order to meet the CPA and Constitution’s calls for peace, change and political and economic stability, Nepal’s ongoing peace process is anchored in the principles of democracy and access to justice as well as the fundamental human rights to equality, inclusion, and participation.

  • Parliament Support Project (PSP)

    Since 2008 UNDP had been supporting the CA/LP in its task of participatory constitution-building, through the Support to Participatory Constitution-Building in Nepal (SPCBN) project. After promulgation of the new Constitution, the SPCBN project has been transformed into a more comprehensive parliament support project. It will provide general support to LP in order to strengthen its role as a law making, oversight body and representative of the people. The project will also focus on supporting the parliament in assuming a pro-active role in respect to early recovery, full recovery and equitable development.

  • National Human Rights Commission's Strategy Plan Support Project

    The Strategic Plan Support Project (SPSP) is designed based on the requirements of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) as foreseen in the Strategic Plan of NHRC 2015 – 2020. The Project aims to address the pressing needs of the NHRC in terms of strengthening its organisational and substantive capacities and also aims to significantly contribute towards long-term sustainability of the institution and its capability to carry out the tasks set by itself in the Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020.

Closed Projects

  • Enhancing Access to Justice through Legal and Judicial Reforms Project

    The A2J project supports the Government of Nepal to carry out a comprehensive programme to strengthen justice system in order to support the peace process in the country. The project aims strategically addressing three critical areas: 1) Transitional Justice; 2) Gender Justice; 3) Access to Justice at the local level.

  • Strengthening the Capacity of the National Human Rights Commiission

    From 2002, the multi-donor funded Capacity Development of the National Human Rights Commission project, supported the commission to fulfil its mandates for the protection, promotion and full respect of the human rights enshrined in the constitution, national leigslations and international human rights instruments that Nepal is party to.

  • Armed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community Security

    Following the successful completion of the second Constituent Assembly Elections in November 2013, building on the accomplished peace milestones, like the integration of the former combatants and clearing known minefields, as Nepal moves ahead to consolidate peace and development gains, the task of violence prevention and strengthening community security in a selection of districts, identified as “hotspots” demands due attention.

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