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International IDEA has been working in Nepal since 2004. Following the rise of the People’s Movement for Democracy and the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006, International IDEA began supporting national actors in the process of constitution building. We provided comparative knowledge and expertise, facilitated dialogues and promoted public participation.

The people of Nepal reached a historic milestone in 2008 with elections that ended a decade of civil war, popular protest, and constitutional stalemate. The 2008 elections were the first aimed at electing a body (the Constituent Assembly) tasked with drafting a new democratic constitution. Measures were taken to ensure that the legislative body reflected the ethnic diversity of the country. IDEA assisted the country in negotiating, drafting and implementing the new constitution and supported reforms in election management.

2017 was again a significant election year in Nepal. Local, provincial and parliamentary elections were held under the constitution that was passed in 2015. Throughout the election period, Nepal’s National Election Observation Committee made use of International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool. International IDEA also had a role in convening legislative consultations relating to the rights of victims of crime, natural resource management, natural disaster management and gender inclusivity. Currently, we collaborate with Nepal’s Parliament, the Election Commission of Nepal and other actors to facilitate Nepal’s transition to an inclusive and open democracy.

Nepal in News & Events

Mar
09
2018
ERM Tool Desk at NEOC Call Center for Observers. Photo credit: Diwas Pant/International IDEA

ERM Tool Desk at Nepal’s National Election Observation Committee Call Center for Observers. Photo credit: Diwas Pant | International IDEA.

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Sep
12
2017

The Constitution of Nepal, adopted in 2015, grants women considerable rights—but how can we make sure that the provisions are effectively implemented in the new or amended legal frameworks that are now emerging? This was one of the main issues discussed at the annual Conference of Women Lawyers organized by Nepal’s National Bar Association (NBA) on 1-2 September 2017 in Sindhuli, Nepal.  Photo credit: International IDEA

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Sep
07
2017
Collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Chautara, Nepal. Photo credit: DFID@flickr

Collapsed buildings in earthquake-hit Chautara, Nepal. Photo credit: DFID@flickr

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Aug
21
2017
Democracy and Election Concern Nepal (DECoN) in collaboration with IFES and International IDEA organized a half-day round table interaction which aimed to explore and generate the key ideas, opinions and insights on delimitation of electoral constituencies in Nepal.  From left to right:  Bhim Subedee; Balananda Paudel, former chair of Local Level Restructuring Commission; Neel Kantha Uprety, fomer Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety; Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, Chief Election Commissioner; and Sabhir A

Democracy and Election Concern Nepal (DECoN) in collaboration with IFES and International IDEA organized a half-day round table interaction which aimed to explore and generate the key ideas, opinions and insights on delimitation of electoral constituencies in Nepal.  From left to right:  Bhim Subedee; Balananda Paudel, former chair of Local Level Restructuring Commission; Neel Kantha Uprety, fomer Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety; Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, Chief Election Commissioner; and Sabhir Ahmed, Regional Governance Expert, IFES. Photo credit: Diwas Pant

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Aug
07
2017
Dipendra Jha introducing draft bill to the members of parliament and civil society actors

Dipendra Jha introducing draft bill to the members of parliament and civil society actors

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Regional Director
Leena Rikkila Tamang
Regional Director
Head of Mission to Nepal

Sriniwas House, Ward No.4, Embassy Marg
Baluwatar, Kathmandu,
Postal address: Post Box Number: 8975
EPC:2865
Kathmandu,
Nepal

+977 1 4432846
Antonio Spinelli
Head of Mission to Nepal