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Events

Role and space of civil society organizations in decentralized Nepal

Dr. Varughese began with a situation update in Nepal and how the transition from 1 government to 761 governments came about. Under the new Constitution promulgated in September 2015, each of these 761 governments are co-equal. He also briefly described the modern political history of Nepal and explored the idea of civil society as political community during that period.  Essentially, Nepal has see [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|

Reality check: How have the international community adapted to the implementation of federalism to date, and what more needs to be done?

Dr. Varughese began his reflections by emphasizing the political nature of the change that is taking place in Nepal, and how different it is from developmental change as understood by most aid bureaucracies. Thus, while aid bureaucracies seem to have struggled to internalize the imperatives of federalism in the last decade or so, Dr. Varughese stressed that the most fundamental shift required in t [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|

Exploration of Corruption and Impunity in Nepal by Sarah Chayes

“In January 2018, award-winning author Sarah Chayes partnered with Niti Foundation and the Asia Foundation to conduct a series of events and conversations seeking to shed light on the systems of corruption and impunity in Nepal. The events engaged stakeholders strategically, each meeting having a unique purpose and degree of publicity to productively shape discourses and public policy consideratio [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|

Role and space of civil society organizations in decentralized Nepal

Dr. Varughese began with a situation update in Nepal and how the transition from 1 government to 761 governments came about. Under the new Constitution promulgated in September 2015, each of these 761 governments are co-equal. He also briefly described the modern political history of Nepal and explored the idea of civil society as political community during that period.  Essentially, Nepal has see [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|

Reality check: How have the international community adapted to the implementation of federalism to date, and what more needs to be done?

Dr. Varughese began his reflections by emphasizing the political nature of the change that is taking place in Nepal, and how different it is from developmental change as understood by most aid bureaucracies. Thus, while aid bureaucracies seem to have struggled to internalize the imperatives of federalism in the last decade or so, Dr. Varughese stressed that the most fundamental shift required in t [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|

Exploration of Corruption and Impunity in Nepal by Sarah Chayes

“In January 2018, award-winning author Sarah Chayes partnered with Niti Foundation and the Asia Foundation to conduct a series of events and conversations seeking to shed light on the systems of corruption and impunity in Nepal. The events engaged stakeholders strategically, each meeting having a unique purpose and degree of publicity to productively shape discourses and public policy consideratio [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|