Nepal’s democratic transformation continues to be slow though constant. The comprehensive peace accord concluded in 2006 put an end to a decade of civil war between the government and Maoist insurgents. Though overall free and fair elections on local, national, and provincial level in 2017 are encouraging signs for Nepalese democracy, expectations regarding political stability and inclusive development have not been fulfilled so far.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition in social democracy dating back to its foundation in 1925. The foundation owes its formation and its mission to the political legacy of its namesake Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected German President. The work of our political foundation focuses on the core ideas and values of social democracy – freedom, justice and solidarity. more