Khim Lal Devkota has released an ICePP working paper updating the ongoing transition of Nepal to a federal nation.
The paper focuses on intergovernmental relations in Nepal through a descriptive account of its political, financial, and administrative aspects. It also depicts the major achievements and challenges seen during implementation. The new constitution lists the exclusive and concurrent powers of the federal, provincial, and local governments, and it calls for coordination and cooperation with each other in exercising these powers.
Some issues have arisen while exercising these powers among three tiers of government, but from the perspective of intergovernmental coordination and cooperation, there are no significant problems in Nepal’s federalism. The author also discusses ways to strengthen the implementation of federalism in Nepal.
Read the full working paper here.
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