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

In this interview, civil society leader Devendra Raj Panday describes how Nepal’s civil society movement helped expedite the end of the war, connecting the political process to the people while mediating between the Maoists and the political parties and their respective agendas. He discusses how expanding common ground between the Maoists and the political parties coincided with civil society’s own ambitions, such as the restructuring of the state and, to some extent, republicanism.