Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Publication date: 
2017
Accord issue: 
Issue 26

Yam Bahadur Kisan decribes how the Nepali state gradually opened up to the idea of inclusion as the war intensified. Legislative commitments have helped to establish a more inclusive Nepali state, such as through the Civil Service Act, but the 2015 Constitution exposes how important gains have also been tempered by ambiguity and contradictions.