The Electoral Support Project (ESP) provides long-term institutional capacity development of the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) and other stakeholders 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). ESP has been working toward this end since 2008.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated the Electoral Support Project (ESP) following the Constituent Assembly elections of 2008, which were supported by the United Nations.
In the context of Nepal, ESP facilitates the institutional strengthening and professional development endeavors of the ECN to build the capacity of human resources, to contribute to organizing credible elections. It focuses on providing technical assistance as well as operational support, primarily to the ECN. This includes advice focusing on strengthening the electoral institutions, operational support to the election authority, materials support and mobilization of resources.
The project supported the 2013 Constituent Assembly Elections and the 2017 elections at the three levels that were held to implement the 2015 Constitution: the local level, the provincial level and the federal level.
The Electoral Support Project provides technical assistance for electoral processes in Nepal, primarily to the Election Commission of Nepal.
This includes advice focusing on strengthening the electoral institutions, operational support to the election authority, materials support and mobilization of resources.
The core outputs of ESP include:
Electoral support GESI and outreach advisor
Electoral support Civic and voter education officer
Electoral support Capacity building officer
Capacity building officer
Admin & finance
Senior administrative assistant
For any inquiries please contact
Mr. Tek Temata
Portfolio Manager, UNDP
UN House, Pulchowk
761 Neel Saraswati Marg
P.O. Box 6754