The TV programme aimed at highlighting the interrelationship between poverty and inequality in Nepal. The programme consists of four sections: background of Nepal, ecological and political; poverty in Nepal, definition, measurement, trends, and distribution patterns; inequality in Nepal, differing HDI and poverty incidences across regions, social groups, and occupations; and discussion on anti-poverty efforts, focus, interventions, achievements, and SNP’s interventions to highlight the link between poverty and inequality from minority rights’ perspective.
Nepal’s new Constitution (2015) stresses on the public administration which is impartial, effective, transparent, accountable and participatory. Our Government is a video report of the contributions Support Nepal (SNP) is making towards the realization of this constitutional spirit of inclusive and open governance system at the local level. The video report consists of (1) the legal and policy provisions for local governments in Nepal, (2) how an inclusive and accountable local governance system can mainstream the rights and participation of all Nepalese, including the excluded groups, and (3) how SNP is helping the local governments in realizing the need for and instituting the foundation of inclusive governance system which is open, accountable and participatory.
Nepal has travelled a long way to transform a unitary and centralised society into a representative and federal country. But there is a long way to go to realise the meaningful participation of those left out or left behind as envisioned in the new Constitution of Nepal (2015).
The documentary, Journey Towards Inclusion, is based on the crucial social and political developments in Nepal in recent years to bring the excluded communities in the national mainstream; our contribution to increasing the meaningful participation of minority and marginalised groups; and the roads ahead to reach to an equity-based equal society.
The Constitution of Nepal (2015) adopts the federal form of governance system: restructuring the country in 7 provinces and 753 local levels; divides constitutional powers with federal, provincial and local governments; recognises the state as multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious; and grants reservation to the excluded as well as to the traditionally dominant groups. In short, there is everything for almost everyone. The question is- how much do Nepalese people know of the federal form of governance system? Or, what are the provisions that could help further to realise social inclusion?