Democratic Transition

With the drafting of new constitution in September 2015, Nepal has completed a majority of the milestones enshrined in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed in November 2006 that ended decade-long civil war. Since the CPA 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: giving ownership of the new constitution to disgruntled parties and groups and effectively implementing new constitution by transitioning into a federal structure, are key among them. The UNDP continues 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) Parliament Support Project (PSP).

Our Goals

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

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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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