Hourglass federalism in Nepal: the role of local government in post-conflict constitutions

Federalism is the centrepiece reform of Nepal’s 2015 post-conflict Constitution. However, the seven new provinces face considerable challenges as they seek to facilitate the redressal of socio-economic inequality and improve sensitivity to regional difference – historic drivers of conflict. Building on the concept of hourglass federalism to engage the discourse on decentralization in conflict-affe [...]

COVID-19 and the Vulnerability of Nepali Youth

In light of the general and added vulnerability during COVID-19 for Nepali youth, a concentrated effort to gather data about the youth demographic to address youth vulnerability by informing public policy is required. With this aim, Niti Foundation and the ILO commissioned a survey of 2,000 young people between 18 to 40 years of age across Nepal. While earlier data on youth anxiety is unavailable [...]

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