The Electoral Support Project (ESP) is a technical assistance initiative focused on long-term institutional capacity development of the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) for conducting credible, inclusive and transparent elections.
The project is aligned with the Strategic Plan of the ECN (2015- 2019) and contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions), 5 (Gender Equality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Women and People from Marginalized Groups (Dalit) Encouraged to Participate to Local Election as Candidates in 1,875 Events at Grassroots Level. Over 3,500 Did Run and Over 1,000 Were Elected.
Next Local Elections
EU Ambassador in Nepal Veronica Cody inauguration speech on World Press Freedom Day 2019
Promoting peaceful election Pachthar District 22 April 2017
Orientation on gender exercise
Credible, inclusive and transparent elections of local units, provincial and federal parliaments held.
Increased participation of women and vulnerable groups in the upcoming elections as voters and candidates.
Election Commission capable of organizing future elections with minimal foreign assistance.