Nepal entered a new phase in its democratic transition after the promulgation of new constitution in September 2015. The constitution established Nepal as a secular, federal, democratic republic and formally ended the transition that started after signing of the peace agreement ending war between the state and Maoist rebels. The new constitution has been contested since the beginning and efforts towards implementing it, for example restructuring of the local government units have met with challenges. Democracy Resource Center Nepal reports and produces analysis on Nepal’s political transition, implementation of the new constitution, local politics and governance to make debates around Nepal’s democratic transition more informed and inclusive.


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Political Situation and Mobilizations around the January 22, 2015 Political Commitment to Promulgate the Constitution_March 2015

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

In this report, Democracy Resource Center, Nepal (DRCN) presents its findings and assessment of Nepal's national political situation and mobilizations around the January 22, 2015 political commitment to promulgate a new constitution. The report is based on interviews conducted in Kathmandu, Kailali, Banke, Dang and Kaski districts. The Center observed the polarization of national politics over contentious constitutional issues and its impact on local politics.

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Nepal’s Contested Constitution and Recommendations for Moving Forward_October 2015

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Despite significant protests and unrest, Nepal’s Constituent Assembly (CA) promulgated the country’s new constitution on September 20 by a two-thirds majority. Over 40 people have died in protests against the terms of the constitution and the movement of vehicles and goods has now come to a halt in many parts of the country.

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Preliminary Findings on Local Body Restructuring in Nepal_September 2016

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

This report provides the preliminary findings of Democracy Resource Center Nepal’s (DRCN) observation seeking to better understand the status and perceptions of local body restructuring at the local level. It is based on findings from field research conducted across seven Tarai and hill districts from August 1 to 14.

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Local Body Restructuring Dialogue Encouraging But basis and Justification for Restructuring Required_October 2016(Nepali)

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