Democratic Transition

Overview

Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006 that ended the decade-long civil war in the country, 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. There are, however, several challenges that need to be addressed, key among which is giving ownership of the new Constitution—drafted in 2015—to disgruntled parties and groups and effectively implementing the charter by transitioning into a federal structure.

Our goals

UNDP continues to assist the Government of Nepal, political parties and civil society organizations to successfully navigate the challenging transitional period. Our goal is to help Nepal effectively transition into a functioning democracy—successfully completing all the milestones enshrined in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) of 2006, while preventing a relapse back into violence and supporting building democratic institutions.more

Collaborative Leadership and Dialogue

Political leaders, government officials and civil society representatives from Chitwan participating in a dialogue workshop. Photo: Man Harkha Thapamore

Our Stories

Bindu at the beauty parlor she set up after being trained by UNDP. Photo: Kamal Raj Sigdel/UNDP Nepal
Reversal of fortune: From child soldier to entrepreneur

Although being a minor disqualified her from taking up the options available to other Maoist fighters following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Bindu’s returnmore 

Leaders urge to rethinking land issue from a new dimension

Political party leaders and civil society representatives have emphasized the need for rekindling approaches to address land issue from a new dimension. During the conference Addressingmore 

Going online for public consultation on draft constitution

  UNDP had supported the constitution-drafting process throughout and was committed to make a meaningful contribution to the public consultation in the spirit of fostering participationmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Conflict Prevention Programme

    UNDP’s Conflict Prevention Programme (CPP) is working on the two complementary pillars of promoting collaborative leadership and dialogue amongst Nepalese leaders and institutions, and mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and the ‘Do No Harm’ approach into development programmes.more 

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