A Fun Way to Learn about Elections

A fun way to learn about elections in Nepal

The Electoral Education and Information Centre (EEIC) provides an informative, interactive and interesting learning experience on civic and voter education, and easily appeals to the youth. “I thought that the EEIC would be a boring place. However, I am pleasantly surprised by how much fun it actually is,” Sheema Chapagain, a tenth grader at Vidya […]

Story: Using BRIDGE for Capacity Development

Story: using BRIDGE to capacity development Nepal

Surya Prasad Aryal, Under Secretary of the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) as well as Head of the Electoral Education and Information Centre, is a key player in the capacity-building endeavors of the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN). After joining the civil service 20 years ago, Aryal plays a pivotal role in helping sensitize the ECN staff […]

Capacitating Community Learning Centres on Democracy and Elections

Capacitating Community Learning Centres on Democracy and Elections

A five-day workshop on developing capacities of Community Learning Centres (CLCs) on facilitation, management and civic education was organised in Bhaktapur from 5 – 9 August 2019. The participants of the workshop included members of 22 CLCs from Bhaktapur municipality. The CLC is a community-based non-formal educational institution that provides a range of services and […]

ECN Organises a High-Level Interaction Programme with Political Parties

Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) organizsed a high-level interaction programme

The Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) organised a high-level interaction programme with political parties on 24 June 2019 at the President’s Office. The programme was chaired by the Right Honourable President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and the Chief Guest was the Honourable Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli. The objective of the event was to present the […]

Nepal Celebrates the World Press Freedom Day

Nepal Celebrates the World Press Freedom Day

This year, Nepal marked World Press Freedom Day with the theme: “Media for Democracy and Peace: Journalism and Elections in the Age of the Internet.” Nepal’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT), the Election Commission Nepal (ECN), the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) together with the European Union (EU), UNESCO Nepal and UNDP organised […]

Election Commission Delegates in an Experience-Sharing Visit in Mexico City

Election Commission Delegates in an Experience-Sharing Visit in Mexico City

The Election Commission, Nepal (ECN) participated in the 9th Forum of Latin American Democracies in Mexico City as well as in a peer-to-peer exchange between election officials of Mexico, Tunisia and Nepal, in April 2019. The forum was organised on the theme, “Challenges of politics and democracy in digital era,” by the National Electoral Institute […]

The project developed the ACE website in Nepali

The project in Nepal developed ACE website in Nepali

The Electoral Support Project (ESP) presented the Nepali language version of the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network website to the Election Commission, Nepal (ECN). The project set up a version of the website in Nepali language and technically supported the upgrade of the global site. ESP then uploaded several hundred documents related to the electoral process […]

Voting for development in Nepal

Vote for development in Nepal

The Nepal Administrative Staff College, supported by the Governance Facility and the Central Bureau of Statistics, has conducted the first survey to “understand perceptions of different dimensions of governance in [Nepal]”. The survey provides interesting facts and figures regarding the Nepali electoral process, as a large part of the respondents (92%) stated they participated to […]

Final evaluation of ESP successes

ESP final evaluation electoral assistance project UNDP

The final evaluation of the Electoral Support Project (ESP) Phase II concludes that the project played a valuable role in supporting the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to hold credible elections to support the democratic transition in the country. The evaluation was conducted by Sue Nelson, Evaluation Team Leader, and Dr. Prakash Bhattarai, National Expert […]

Positive impacts of BRIDGE programme in Nepal


An evaluation of the BRIDGE programme in Nepal has deemed it an effective professional development tool for the Election Commission, and credited it for creating a paradigm shift in training methodology and improving the quality of the ECN’s relationships with its stakeholders. Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) is a modular professional development […]