Improving Nepal

Nepal’s Transition to Federalism: A Behavioral Approach

On a rainy evening in Kathmandu not long ago, we fell into a conversation with Bahadur Sherpa, a 60-year-old laborer, who recalled the ecstatic mood of 2017’s historic local elections. He said he had reached his local polling place, a school, at 6:00 a.m. to find hundreds of expectant faces already queueing up to cast their votes. The air was abuzz with anticipation that these local elections, the first in 20 years, would usher in a new era of reform. ….[READ]

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