Scandals expose conflict over patronage

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If Nepal is to develop, we must ensure a transition to the rule of law in the economy as well. In recent weeks, scandalous news reports have been coming out almost every day. Almost all of these events are linked to issues of governance or politics. They include detractors scuttling …

Woman working in a nursery in Rupani Municipality in Saptari District

Monthly News Analysis – July 2019

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Summary Federalism and democratization followed by credible transfer of power to the intermediate classes—people who provide support to the political elites in return for privileges and benefits—has helped Nepal attain relative peace and stability. The possibility of political and social stability depends on many factors including the relations between the …

News February 2019

Overcoming Corruption and Impunity

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We need policies for development, rule of law and human security that can get results in spite of corruption and impunity. Political leaders, including Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, have been talking about the ‘implementation of the constitution’. The ‘implementation’, however, is only about creating laws and new federal structures …