Local Government’s Budget Allocation and Implementation (Aug 2019)

This report assesses the budget allocation and implementation at the local level under a federal system. It is based on Democracy Resource Center Nepal’s (DRCN) field research conducted...

Formation and Functioning of Provincial Institutions (Aug 2019)

This report assesses the evolution and early functioning of provincial institutions since Nepal began its transition to federalism. It is based on DRCN's research conducted between April and...

The Roles of Local Governments in Disaster Management and Earthquake Reconstruction (Aug 2019)

In March 2019, Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN), supported by The Asia Foundation, conducted field-level scoping research on the roles of local governments in reconstruction and disaster management....

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 (DRC), 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…