Triggers of Governance Conflicts in Federal Nepal: A Rapid Assessment of Conflicts in Nepal’s Federal Structure

Experts state that conflicts do not emerge in vacuum. They occur over a context, influenced by multiple elements and actors that may change over time. Global examples show that democratic institutions strengthened by economic development, successful policy implementation, bureaucratic quality and citizen’s engagement are significant in managing and preventing governance conflicts. However, in developing nations like Nepal, a relatively young federal nation, effective governance faces several challenges and potentials for conflict. What are these challenges and existing triggers of governance conflict? GMC Nepal gains an in-depth understanding of such factors through a rapid assessment.