Design and implementation of Nepal’s first post-peace process participatory governance assessment, commissioned by DFID Nepal.
This consultation for DfID resulted in the production of a participatory governance assessment which focuses on the grassroots experiences of citizens in post-conflict Nepal. The research process and ultimate presentation of findings in June 2007 aimed to explore the views of poor and excluded Nepalese citizens on the post-conflict state and the democratisation process, identifying their development priorities and illuminating the relations between poor and excluded communities and the government. The findings were then used to inform the development of the NPC’s 3-year Interim Development Plan and serve as the basis for a regional, district and community communications strategy.
David Walker highlights a ground-breaking study on participatory governance in Nepal, as the country celebrates its Republic Day.
Governance and citizenship from below: Views of poor and excluded groups and their vision for a New Nepal
This Working Paper - the first community-level participatory research endeavour with poor and excluded groups since the peace process - focuses on grassroots experiences and understandings of governance and citizenship, and the implications thereof for state...