Donors voice support for Nepal elections

A Constituent Assembly election is a crucial step forward for Nepal’s peace and development, according to a collection of development partners working together in the south Asian country. “However, Nepal’s case is the unique in the world as it has witnessed comparatively peaceful transition. Not only that during the period of conflict also, the development process was continuing, though in a slower pace,” said a joint statement released by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, Canada, Denmark, European Commission, Germany, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Nations and the United Kingdom. “Formidable challenges remain and main obstacles must be overcome to build the ‘peaceful, prosperous and just New Nepal’, including social exclusion, rising inequality, limited access to often poor quality basic services including school children leaving school early and increasing social disruption and instability, particularly in the Terai.” (Source: CA Election is Vital: Development Partners/The Himalayan Times)

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