Nepal Participatory Poverty Assessment

March 2007 to June 2007

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.


Governance and citizenship from below: Views of poor and excluded groups and their vision for a New Nepal

Working and discussion papers | May 2009 | Nicola Jones with Binod Bhatta, Gerard Gill, Sara Pantuliano, Hukum Bahadur Singh, Deepak Timsina, Shizu Uppadhaya and David Walker

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...