ERIC Number: ED466971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Nepal: Civic and Voter Education. Quarterly Reports, 2001.
National Democratic Inst. for International Affairs, Washington, DC.
The lack of confidence the people of Nepal feel about their political process is due, in part, to the majority's unfamiliarity with, and lack of participation in, their democratic institutions. Since 1994, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has been partaking in a broader national effort to increase Nepalis contributions to their governing bodies. In July 2000, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), NDI began civic and voter education programs in Nepal. These programs aim to inform the Nepalis about how their government and electoral system work as well as encourage them to get involved in their political process. NDI conducted a variety of civic education related activities, including: (1) building the capacity of a local civics group; (2) meeting with an advisory board of organizations and individuals working to improve civic education in Nepal; (3) drafting civic education materials; (4) conducting a benchmark survey; (5) coordinating among donors, government agencies, and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) addressing civic education related activities; (6) completing the civic education textbook and teacher's guide; and (7) conducting training of trainer's workshops. The NDI also conducted voter education related activities that included: (1) meeting with the Coordination Committee of organizations working to increase the level of voter education programming; (2) writing and producing radio shows; (3) producing and distributing a resource manual and voter education booklets; (4) introducing election officials to the training sessions for officials and the forum materials that will be used in election-related training; and (5) holding district and constituency level voter education forums. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Democratic Inst. for International Affairs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Nepal