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


A Women Voter participating in CA Election 2013. Photo Credit: Rochan Kadariya

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. Following these elections, UNDP initiated the three-year Electoral Support Project (ESP) Phase I that aimed at institutional strengthening and professional development of the Election Commission of Nepal. As the need increased to expand the role of ESP to providing technical advice and operational support for the upcoming cycle of elections, the project was revised and extended till 2016 to meet the current needs of the Election Commission of Nepal.  This revision constitutes Phase II of the Electoral Support Project, signed in 29 November 2012...Read More

Updates

  • Chief Election Commissioner, Mr. Neel Kantha Uprety, Ambassador, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Mr. Alf Arne Ramslien, and Country Director, UNDP Nepal, Ms. Shoko Noda pose for a photo after signing the partnership for grant assistance of USD 3,611,350 to support the Election Commission of Nepal through UNDP/ESP phase II. Photo: Rochan Kadariya, UNDP Nepal.

    Norway provides USD 3.6 million for elections operation and capacity building of the Election Commission

    Kathmandu — The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered together for the grant assistance of USD 3,611,350 tomore

  • DFID, UNDP sign agreement to bring major election reforms

    DFID, UNDP sign agreement to bring major election reforms

    The Department for International Development (DFID) and UNDP have signed a cost sharing agreement of US$ 0.59 million for ’Institutional Strengthening and Professional Development Support formore

Project Overview

Status:
Active

Project duration:
Phase I:
August 2008 to December 2012

Phase II:
January 2013-January 2016

Focus Area:
Democratic Governance

Main partner:
The Election Commission of Nepal

UNDP's Role:
Donor and overseeing agency

Development Partners:
European Union, DFID, Danida, Norway

UNDP focal point:
Ms. Pragya Bashyal
Governance Unit, UNDP
UN House, POB 107 Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal
Tel: 977-1- 5523200 ext. 1053
Fax: 977-1-5523991
Email: pragya.bashyal@undp.org

Project focal point:
Mr. Andres Del Castillo Sanchez
Chief Technical Advisor/ Project Manager
Election Commission of Nepal, UNDP, Electoral Support Project
Election Commission, Kantipath, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: (+977-1) 4231572/4221513
Email: andres.castillo@undp.org