Democratic Governance

  • Local Governance and Community Development ProgrammeLocal Governance and Community Development ProgrammeLocal 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.

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

  • Strengthening the Capacity of the National Human Rights CommiissionStrengthening the Capacity of the National Human Rights CommiissionFrom 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.

  • Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State ReformsProject to Prepare the Public Administration for State ReformsThe 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)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.

  • Armed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community SecurityArmed Violence Reduction and Strengthening Community SecurityFollowing 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.

Closed Projects

  • Enhancing Access to Justice through Legal and Judicial Reforms ProjectEnhancing Access to Justice through Legal and Judicial Reforms ProjectThe 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.

OUR WORK - DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

UNDP in Nepal and its partners are moving towards strengthening the institutions and systems for running democratic elections, for facilitating the provision of justice, for safeguarding human rights, for central level planning and for managing the country’s large aid receipts.

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