Observation of Nepal Local Level Elections, 2022

Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) observed the local-level elections held on May 13, 2022. It mobilized 70 observers in 54 local levels across all seven provinces for the...

Observation of Nepal’s Local Level Election 2022 : Preliminary Findings

Democracy Resource Center Nepal has prepared this preliminary report based on the observation by 70 observers at 54 local levels across seven provinces. This report covers pre-election activities,...

Nepal National Population and Housing Census 2021: Enumeration Observation

This report, based on observation conducted at 21 local levels across seven provinces, examines the data collection method, process, and theoretical and practical aspects of the ‘Nepal National...

Legislative Procedures of the National Assembly

This report focuses on the role and practices of the National Assembly in lawmaking in the federal context.

A Bibliography on Nepal’s Population and Housing Census and Demography (Septemper 5, 2021)

Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) has published its first edition of the bibliography on Nepal's population and housing census and demography. This bibliography attempts to include those writings...

Nepal Population and Housing Census 2021: Preparation and Contentious Issues (July 13, 2021)

The census, taking place this year, is the first under the federal structure. It is in this context that Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) carried out a study...

Under-reporting an Endemic: Analysis of News Reports on Violence against Women in Nepal (April 11, 2021)

Using datasets of publicly-reported incidents collated by Nepal Monitor (reported by news-media, INSEC, and Nepal Police) between 2018 and 2020, this report analyzes how incidents of Violence Against Women were...

Federalism in Nepal – A Bibliography (March 4, 2021)

Democracy Resource Center Nepal (DRCN) has published its first edition of the bibliography on federalism in Nepal. This bibliography attempts to include written documentation and debates on various...

Budget Prioritization and Implementation by Local Governments during the COVID-19 Pandemic (January 23, 2021)

This report analyzes the challenges faced by the local governments in implementing the budget and programs for the fiscal year 2019-2020 and their priorities and the challenges in...

An Analysis of Incidents Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nepal (November 28, 2020)

DRCN has published its seventh update on the incidents of conflict relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal. This Update Analysis has been jointly produced in collaboration with...

The Federal, Provincial and Local Governments in COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment ( October 19, 2020)

DRCN has published its sixth update on the policies adopted by the three levels of government towards preventing, controlling, and treating COVID -19.  This report goes on to...

Research Projects

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Observation of Post-Constitution Politics and Governance in Nepal

DRCN has been conducting a nationwide observation of the implementation of federalism, and subnational governance since January 2018. This project includes reports on the function of local and provincial governments,…

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…

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 governments…

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 collected…

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…