Nepal: Same Budget, Two Stories

Nepal has an impressive history of using innovative tools to advance constitutional reform.  During the very early work on the constitution finally promulgated in 2015, there was innovative community outreach, some of which was driven through the Centre for Constitutional Dialogue in Kathmandu. 

In cooperation with the BBC World Service Trust, regular radio drama and television broadcasts introduced Nepalis to the concepts underlying their constitution-in-the-making.  The radio drama was particularly important for a large part of the population in distant communities who depend on radio for their information.  It followed the journey of a musician who tried as he travelled to learn more about the constitution.

Some of the same techniques are being employed today in a programme designed to explain to people how government works under the new constitution.  International IDEA, with its national and international partners, made it happen.  To learn more, start here.

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