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Peace and stability in Nepal remain fragile despite fresh constituent assembly elections and the promise of a progressive constitutional framework. Programs that lay the foundations for an equitable restructuring of the Nepali state, improved governance capacity at local levels, and more civic engagement are critically important. The Asia Foundation is supporting and encouraging a smooth political transition; conflict transformation at national and subnational levels; enhanced women's rights and security; accountable local governance; and broadened economic opportunity.