Democratic Governance

UNDP in Nepal is committed to promote people-centered development and decentralized local governance for improved service delivery by the local government. Since mid-2002, local governance have been carried out in a limited way as there are no elected local bodies. The local administration both at the district and village levels are functioning but the continued absence of elected local bodies has restricted the participation of the stakeholders and hampered the normal pace of local development. In the aftermath of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in November 2006, many Village Development Committee secretaries displaced by the conflict returned to their respective areas, but the conflict situation in the Tarai forced them to again move back to the district headquarters and even to other districts.

Our Goals

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.more

Traning of VDC secretaries supported by LGCDP

UNDP's efforts are helping to strengthen the local government bodies for better governance.

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Projects and Initiatives

Developing Capacities for Effective Aid Management and Coordination

The Developing Capacities for Effective Aid Management and Coordination project helps localise the Paris Principles to make official development assistance produce more results. It will assist the Government to implement the recommendations of the 2007 and 2010 surveys and help establish the mechanisms for involving all main stakeholders in more effectively managing aid. more

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