The 2006 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in Nepal was one of the most significant peace accords of recent decades. Yet despite important achievements Nepal’s post-agreement transition has been difficult, as stability in the country remains vulnerable and peace dividends are felt unevenly. A longstanding failure to agree a new constitution has undermined progress for peace. Devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015 brought appaling human suffering and exposed social and political tensions.
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Peacebuilding and reconciliation practitioners have pointed to a failure to promote reconciliation as a major hurdle to advancing inclusive and sustainable peace. This Accord Insight project will seek to respond to a gap in the field as to how reconciliation can support inclusive peace processes. Drawing on a number of context case studies, it will explore how different approaches to reconciliation can be better integrated, and what types of reconciliation activity can be most appropriate to different phases of a peace process.