Subnational Governance in Nepal

नेपालमा उपराष्ट्रिय (प्रदेश तथा स्थानीय) शासन

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The Asia Foundation Nepal is implementing a four-year Subnational Governance Program through its strategic partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The program started in February 2017 and will run until February 2021. The program supports an enabling environment for the development of strong, effective, and inclusive subnational government in Nepal that benefits all, including women and marginalized groups. To contribute to this goal, the program works towards these three outcome areas: Outcome 1: Decisions on how to address roles and functions are informed by stakeholder input and evidence. Outcome 2: Informal mechanisms are strengthened to resolve issues and disputes and improve relationships, with draft policies for formal mechanisms in place. Outcome 3: Strengthened processes for effective service delivery and economic governance. The program works in close collaboration with the federal, provincial, and local governments as well as civil society organizations, academic institutions, and private sector.
 

Subnational Governance in Nepal Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 5

June 1, 2020

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The Subnational Governance Program in Nepal (SNGP) (स्थानीय सरकार सबलीकरण काययक्रम) is implemented through a strategic partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. SNGP aims to generate evidence and da… Read more

 

Subnational Governance in Nepal Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 4

March 4, 2020

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The Subnational Governance Program in Nepal (SNGP) (स्थानीय सरकार सबलीकरण काययक्रम) is implemented through a strategic partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. SNGP aims to generate evidence and da… Read more

 

संघीय नेपालमा तहगत सरकारबीच अधिकार र कार्यजिम्मेवारीको बाँडफाँड

December 11, 2019

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संघीयतामा प्रवेशसँगै संविधानबाटै संघ, प्रदेश र स्थानीय तहका सरकारहरूबीच अधिकार र कार्यजिम्मेवारीको बाँडफाँड भएको छ । तहगत सरकारका संवैधानिक अधिकारक्षेत्रलाई कानून अनुसार थप विस्तृतीकरण र व्याख्या गरी कार्यान्वयन भइरहेको छ । ती अधिकारक्षेत्रहरूको व्याख्या र बाँडफाँडमा तहगत सरकारबीच साझा मत बन्ने क्रममा रहेको छ । यद्यपि तहगत सरकारबीच अधिकारक्षेत्रको… Read more

 

Subnational Governance in Nepal Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 3

October 18, 2019

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The Subnational Governance Program in Nepal (SNGP) (स्थानीय सरकार सबलीकरण काययक्रम) is implemented through a strategic partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. SNGP aims to generate evidence and da… Read more

 

Subnational Governance in Nepal Quarterly Newsletter – Issue 2

September 25, 2019

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The Subnational Governance Program in Nepal (SNGP) (स्थानीय सरकार सबलीकरण काययक्रम) is implemented through a strategic partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. SNGP aims to generate evidence and da… Read more

 

Subnational Governance in Nepal Quarterly Newsletter – July 2019

August 6, 2019

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The Subnational Governance Program in Nepal (SNGP) (स्थानीय सरकार सबलीकरण काययक्रम) is implemented through a strategic partnership between the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and The Asia Foundation, in coordination with the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. SNGP aims to generate evidence and da… Read more

 

Policy Dialogue on Procurement Reform in the Health Sector

August 1, 2019

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A Policy Dialogue on the ‘Procurement Reform in the Health Sector’ was held on 1st August 2019 at Hotel Shangrila, Kathmandu. The dialogue was co-hosted by Public Policy Pathshala and The Asia Foundation and was attended by health procurement experts, members of parliament, and experts on local governance, donor representatives, civil society membe… Read more

 

Policy Dialogue on the Functional Assignment Across Spheres of Government

July 30, 2019

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A policy dialogue on the ‘Functional Assignment Across Spheres of Government’ was held on 30 July 2019 at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu. The objective of the dialogue was to share findings of the study on Functional Assignment Across Spheres of Governments led by Constitutional Assembly member Mr. Krishna Prasad Sapkota along with Mr. Rudra Sapkota an… Read more

 

Political Economy Analysis of Emerging Education Governance at Local Governments in Nepal

June 20, 2019

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The Nepal Administrative Staff College conducted this study in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, as part of a groundwork to strengthen subnational governance in Nepal. It adopted a political economy approach by identifying actors and institutions and their incentives in facilitating or constraining the transfer of power on education from the… Read more

 

The Politics of Change – Companion Volume to A Survey of the Nepali People 2017

May 6, 2019

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Edited by Deepak Thapa In Nepal, the transition to federalism has been met with great optimism alongside increasing ambiguity. All 761 government units work to dispense constitutionally-mandated duties and functions amid high expectations and a still-limited clarity on inter-governmental relationships, amid frequent power struggles. While this is u… Read more

 

A Survey of the Nepali People 2018

May 6, 2019

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Starting from 1990 when the first major political movement restored multiparty democratic system in the country, to 2017 when the elections at all three levels of a new republic and a federally structured country took place, Nepal has gone through unprecedented socio-political changes. When so many path-changing and historical events take place in… Read more

 

Public-Private Partnerships and Emerging Lessons with Municipal Governments

April 26, 2019

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A Policy Dialogue on the ‘Public Private Partnerships and Emerging Lessons with Municipal Governments’ was held on April 26, 2019 at Nepali Chulo’s conference center. The dialogue was co-hosted by VRock & Company and The Asia Foundation and was attended by the Federalism Working Group’s various donor members, organizations and relevant stakehol… Read more

 

Political Economy Analysis of Post-Earthquake Reconstruction in Nepal

February 22, 2019

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This report is an assessment of the emerging role of the newly formed local governments in post-earthquake reconstruction. Post-earthquake reconstruction has remained in peril for a considerable period with three major bottlenecks. First, the government not only was completely unprepared to handle the massive disaster but also was unable to demonst… Read more

 

Policy Dialogue on the Role of Local Government in Reconstruction

February 1, 2019

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A Policy Dialogue on the Role of Local Government in Reconstruction was held on 1 February 2019 at Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu. The dialogue was attended by experts on local governance, the National Reconstruction Authority officials, constitutional and legal experts, donor representatives, civil society members, and stakeholders in subnational gov… Read more

 

The Nepal Peace Monitor: Annual Review 2017

October 10, 2018

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The Nepal Peace Monitor: Annual Review 2017 report prepared by the Collective Campaign for Peace, presents data collected by the Nepal Peace Monitoring Project and is an effort to contribute to human rights and peace in Nepal by monitoring conflict and the nature of those occurrences. It provides a comprehensive overview of incidents documented thr… Read more

 

Study on the Election Campaign Finance: Local, Provincial and Federal Elections in Nepal, 2017

October 10, 2018

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The Study on the Election Campaign Finance: Local, Provincial, and Federal Elections in Nepal, 2017 aims to measure the extent and magnitude of financial accountability of political parties in Nepal contesting in the local, provincial, and federal elections. This research study was conducted by Election Observation Committee – Nepal. The findings a… Read more

 

Local Levels in Federalism: Constitutional Provisions and the State of Implementation

August 8, 2018

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Local Levels in Federalism: Constitutional Provisions, and the State of Implementation provides an overview of how federalism is currently implemented against the Constitutional provisions. The assessment examines nine federal laws adopted after the promulgation of the Constitution. As a way forward, the assessment makes recommendations for improvi… Read more

 

Nepal’s Locally Elected Women Representatives: Exploratory Study of Needs and Capacity Assessment

July 19, 2018

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The successful completion of local, provincial, and federal elections in 2017 was a historic milestone for Nepal, coming after almost two decades. A record number of women representatives were elected to office in these elections, and this has presented both opportunities and challenges. This increased number of women, especially from marginalized… Read more

 

Conservation and Prosperity in New Federal Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges

July 11, 2018

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Conservation and Prosperity in New Federal Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges documents the historical contribution of conservation to Nepal’s national and local prosperity, identifies several important capacity gaps at national and local levels of government, analyzes the impacts of new subnational government structures on different forms of prot… Read more

 

Diagnostic Study of Local Governance in Federal Nepal

July 11, 2018

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The Diagnostic Study of Local Governance in Federal Nepal assesses the extent to which institutional, legal, political, and fiscal frameworks are in place as well as the critical issues that must be addressed in establishing these frameworks to enable local governments to discharge their constitutional mandates. This study examines key challenges t… Read more

 

Nepal – 22 Basic Municipal Profiles

June 12, 2018

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नेपालका २२ नगरपालिकाको आधारभूत विवरण सहित पार्श्वचित्र तयारी Within The Australian Government–The Asia Foundation Partnership, Community Members Interested (COMMITTED) with the support of Bikas Udhyami, have developed 22 basic municipal profiles. These basic profiles were developed using existing government data that came out from the Government of… Read more

 

TAF-DFAT Subnational Governance Program List of Major Knowledge Products

May 24, 2018

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This document contains list of the major knowledge products produced by the Partnership in collaboration with its implementing partners.

 

A Survey of the Nepali People in 2017

April 13, 2018

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As Nepal transitions to a federal governance structure, The Asia Foundation plans a series of public opinion surveys documenting views of the Nepali people. These surveys will provide data for policymakers and leaders in government, the development community, civil society organizations, and the broader Nepali public. Infographics 2018 Questionnair… Read more

 

Summary of Municipal Round Table Discussion: Identifying Current Urban Governance Issues

December 19, 2017

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Under the Australian Government – The Asia Foundation Strategic Partnership to support Subnational Governance in Nepal, implementing partner COMMITTED facilitated a two-day Municipal Round Table Discussion (RTD) featuring Mayors, Deputy Mayors, and Chief Administrative Officers of 11 partner municipalities from 18 – 19 December 2017 with the agenda… Read more

 

Public Policy Dialogue Series – Subnational Governance in Nepal

November 16, 2017

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The Public Policy Dialogue series is an informal forum that includes participants from the government, development partners and civil society to discuss emerging challenges and constraints on sub-national governance Issues as the country goes through federal restructuring. These dialogues provide an opportunity to inform the broader discourse on pe… Read more

 

TAF-DFAT Subnational Governance Program Update on Municipalities Selection

November 15, 2017

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Within the Australian Government-The Asia Foundation Partnership, Community Members Interested (COMMITTED) is profiling emblematic municipalities to capture the status of public service delivery for devolved sectors. This will help define and establish a tested planning and development process that will enable a long-term vision and objective to ad… Read more

 

TAF-DFAT Subnational Governance Program Update and Summary for External Partners updated November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

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A summary of activities/partners supported since March 2017 under the Australian Government-The Asia Foundation Partnership in Nepal. Note: The summary is not exhaustive and excludes activities under development.

 

DFAT-TAF Subnational Governance Program Summary Fact Sheet

November 3, 2017

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A summary of activities/partners supported since March 2017 under the Australian Government-The Asia Foundation Partnership in Nepal. Note: The summary is not exhaustive and excludes activities under development.

 

Diagnostic Study of Subnational Governance in Nepal Questionnaire

October 16, 2017

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Within the Australian Government-The Asia Foundation Partnership, the Nepal Centre for Contemporary Studies (NCCS) is implementing a biannual mixed-method audit of the political economy of ongoing governance transition in all seven provinces. The audit will follow the transformation of political settlement strategies sub-nationally, accounting for… Read more