Democratic governance


Nepal is at a critical juncture of its political transition process. With federalism as a key feature of the Constitution promulgated in September 2015, the country is looking at a unique opportunity to usher in a new era of governance—transforming existing institutions while overcoming their deficits in democratic governance and service-oriented public administration. It is in this context that UNDP’s governance programmes are functioning at three levels: process, referring to quality of participation in political, social and economic decision-making; mechanism, referring to setting up transparent, democratic institutions; and outcome, striving to create peaceful, stable and resilient societies.

Our goals

UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions with the ultimate goal of bringing effective and equitable delivery of service to citizens, reinforcing the rule of law and citizen security, and establishing a peaceful and cohesive society. To this end, we are committed to create an enabling environment for all social partners, including civil societies, to grow in strength and contribute towards national development. 


Local Governance and Community Development Programme
Electoral Support Project - Phase II
Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal
Parliament Support Project
Project to Prepare the Public Administration for State Reforms
National Human Rights Commission Strategy Plan Support Project
Social Cohesion and Democratic Participation Programme

13.8m voters

were registered

by the Election Commission of Nepal on the biometric voters' roll with photographs, expected to limit voter fraud and ensure free and fair elections.

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