Enhancing Citizens" Participation in Sub-National Good Governance (Local and Provincial Level) in the Context of the New Federal System in Nepal
Description of the Projects:- The constitution of Nepal 2015 has established local, provincial and federal governments with respective own and shared powers. Public decision-making and subsequent implementation must be participatory, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective, efficient, equitable, and inclusive, assuring that the views of all citizens (notably the most vulnerable and already excluded) are taken into account and local authorities are responsive to the present and future needs of
society. With the dissolution of previously existing local forums (instrumental in identifying problems, raising citizens' voices, and developing community plans and their implementation), there is currently a significant lack of knowledge on the federal system, on decentralized the planning process and civic participation. Palika currently faces capacity gaps, and weak institutional, governance, and operations capacity, esp. of their newly elected leaders, staff, and sectoral committees. The decentralization of power there has induced a high risk of misuse of power and resources at the local level unless Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) & Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are active to monitor Local Governments (LGs)’s actions and decision-making processes.
Funding Agency Name:- European Union