Challenges Faced by Local Governments in Controlling COVID-19 Spread ( June 30, 2020)

DRCN has published its fourth update on the measures taken by local governments to prevent and control transmission of COVID-19 based on phone interviews with various stakeholders, analyzing...

Management of Nepali Migrants Returning from India during the Lockdown (June 2020)

DRCN has published its third update on the measures taken by three levels of government  to prevent and control transmission of COVID-19 by interviewing various stakeholders via phone,...

Role of Local governments in COVID-19 Prevention and Quarantine Management (May 2020)

DRCN has published its second update on the measures taken by local governments to prevent and control transmission of Covid-19 and quarantine management. This update is based on...

Measures taken by Federal, Provincial and Local Governments To Prevent and Control Transmission of COVID-19 (Apr 2020)

DRCN has published its first update on the measures taken by three levels of government to prevent and control transmission of COVID-19. This update is based on phone...

Research Projects

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Reconstruction and Disaster Management

In early 2019, the Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) handed over several reconstruction related responsibilities to local governments in areas affected by the 2015 earthquake. Under the new federal structure, local…

Observation of Post-Constitution Politics and Governance in Nepal

DRCN has been conducting a nationwide observation of the implementation of the newly structured local and provincial governments since Jan 2018. This project includes reports on the function of local…

Election Observation

DRCN works to provide a critical, independent, and high-quality assessment of the elections, as well as recommendations for improving the electoral process as a part of its broader goal to…

Political Violence Monitoring

Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN), Collective Campaign for Peace (CoCAP) and Nepal Monitor are tracking elections related incidents of political violence through DRCN’s qualitative research and analysis of quantitative data…

Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring Nepal (IRM)

On 25 April 2015, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Thousands were killed, tens of thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed. A second…