Published on: Dec 04, 2019
In September 2015, Nepal promulgated a new Constitution mandating the country’s transition from a centralized unitary state to a federal state. The goal was to bring democracy to the doorstep of citizens and assign more power and responsibility to local governments. Four years on, how is the reform progressing and what role does knowledge play in informing such a complex and political reform? To discuss the answers to these questions I spoke to The Asia Foundation’s BISHNU ADHIKARI, Program Director of the Strategic Partnership on Sub-national Governance Program, funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and implemented by The Asia Foundation in Nepal.
By NEW SPOTLIGHT ONLINE | Nov 22, 2019
On November 24-26, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali paid a working visit to Moscow at the invitation of Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. During their talks on November 25, the top diplomats discussed bilateral cooperation and the prospects of its development, as well as exchanged their views on current international and regional affairs.
By Sergey Lavrov | Dec 05, 2019
In case of Strategic Environmental Analysis, the proposed Schedule 14 provides criteria and principles. The role of the Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), having responsibility for environmental matters based on the Business Allocation Rules (2018), is sufficiently diluted.
By Batu Uprety | Dec 05, 2019