• Pokhara’s Parking Puzzle: Calls for Planned Development

    Published On: June 27, 2024

    Have you ever had difficulty finding a parking spot on New Road in Pokhara? It’s quite an adventure! It further worsens on weekends when you may find yourself circling for […]

  • A Journey with Tarleton State University 2023

    Published On: September 1, 2023

    During my time as a communications intern at Accountability Lab Nepal, I had the privilege of embarking on a remarkable research journey in collaboration with the Tarleton State University 2023 […]

  • Education in Nepal: Insights from an Unexpected Perspective

    Published On: September 1, 2023

    As I found myself in the city of Pokhara on the morning of June 3, 2023, my colleague Dridhata and I planned a boating trip to Phewa Lake with a […]

  • YD Fellowship: Know the People

    Published On: August 11, 2023

    Accountability Lab Nepal (ALN) is actively uniting diverse networks, employing both traditional and innovative methods to engage the youth. ALN’s primary focus is on providing them with essential knowledge, tools, […]

  • Accountability Incubator 2023 Cohort

    Published On: April 25, 2023

    Accountability Lab supports civic youth leaders who are passionate to promote accountability and open governance through the Accountability Incubator Program. We call these leaders “Accountapreneurs” who get hands-on training and […]

  • Countering Kleptocracy in Nepal

    Published On: March 20, 2023

    Accountability Lab Nepal (ALN) thoroughly engaged with the watchdogs within and outside government to embark on the conversation on Nepal’s kleptocratic nexus, its impacts, and dekleptification measures. In early 2023, […]

  • Understanding Digital Rights Across Generations

    Published On: February 20, 2023

    Currently, there are two generations of Nepalis with different levels of understanding around digital rights. The first is the younger generation, who can be referred to as being “digitally native,” […]

  • Gov-HER-Nance: Climate Inclusion Fellows

    Published On: October 13, 2022

    Introducing young and dynamic female youth leaders who are keen to advocate for climate governance through gender lense.   Mamata Gautam Mamata is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from […]

  • Democratic Backsliding and Elected Authoritarianism

    Published On: June 15, 2022

    Aavishkar was a participant in the Blog-Writing Competition on Democracy, Geopolitics, and Foreign Affairs organized by Accountability Lab Nepal, and she was selected as one of the winners from over […]

  • Foreign Direct Investments in Nepal

    Published On: June 15, 2022

    Samata was a participant in the Blog-Writing Competition on Democracy, Geopolitics, and Foreign Affairs organized by Accountability Lab Nepal, and she was selected as one of the winners from over […]

  • Nepal’s Shifting Geopolitical Dimension

    Published On: June 15, 2022

    Lumana was a participant in the Blog-Writing Competition on Democracy, Geopolitics, and Foreign Affairs organized by Accountability Lab Nepal, and she was selected as one of the winners from over […]

  • लक्ष्यले डोर्याएको बाटो

    Published On: June 14, 2022

    घरको अवस्था ठिकै थियो । खेती किसानीले साँझ विहान खान पुगेकै थियो । तर, युवा अवस्थाका असीमित आवश्यकता पुरा गर्न भने घरको अवस्थाले साथ दिदैनथ्यो । उसैपनि युवा अवस्थामा पैसा […]

  • Gov-Her-Nance in Nigeria

    Published On: March 1, 2022

    Promoting people with disabilities and women’s civic participation in Nigeria   The Problem  Nigeria has an unbalanced decision-making process and governance structure with less than 8% of women in the […]

  • ८ वर्ष अगाडी टुटेको सपना अहिले पुरा हुँदैछ

    Published On: February 10, 2022

    अहिले बाँकेमा मेरो पहलमा वैदेशिक रोजगारीबाट फर्किएका युवाहरूका १३ समुहमा करिब २०० जना जती युवाहरू आवद्ध छन् । जुन समुहमा स्थानीय रोजगारीमा कसरी जोडिने ? सामुहिक उद्यम कसरी गर्ने ? […]

  • समस्या मात्र होईन, समाधान पनि स्थानीय स्तरमै देख्छु

    Published On: January 6, 2022

    म पेशाले पत्रकार हुँ । समाजिक प्राथमिकताका विषय सँगै सत्य तथ्य घटनाबारे कलम चलाउँदै आएको छु । पत्रकारिताकै शिलशिलामा समाजका फरक चित्रहरूलाई समयसमयमा बाहिर ल्याउँदै आईरहेको छु । यसले मलाई […]

  • Five Things to Consider for public-private collaborations at the Sub-national level

    Published On: October 7, 2021

    To understand public private collaboration at the sub national level, its challenges, and opportunities, the Accountability Lab team conducted a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) with concerned stakeholders including government, private, Civil […]

  • Broadening the avenues of private sector participation in local infrastructure development

    Published On: August 11, 2021

    Participation of the private sector in local level development has received renewed attention in Nepal, especially after Nepal’s move towards federalizing its form of governance and the promulgation of the […]

  • Betting on local media to strengthen local democracy.

    Published On: June 30, 2021

    The debate about democracy on a local level is marginalized in the media today. Everybody seems concerned with what the Prime Minister says but seldom puts focus on what the […]

  • Reducing Healthcare Disparities

    Published On: June 27, 2021

    Inequalities and inequity in health and healthcare surfaced distinctly in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic. The virus and the economic lockdowns have exacerbated the gaps and health disparities […]

  • Identifying Needs of Community for Gov-her-nance

    Published On: January 11, 2021

    The Gov-her-nance is a unique model that generates new voices to fix old problems around gender roles, local development, and open government for promoting gender-friendly governance in Nepal. Through this […]

  • Kicking off Gov-her-nance in Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City

    Published On: December 5, 2020

    Discussing Gender Issues with Community The Accountability Lab is kicking off the “Gov-her-nance: Building democracy from the bottom-up with women” program in collaboration with Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City. The vision of […]

  • Inclusion Fellows: Gov-her-nance

    Published On: December 4, 2020

    Introducing a team of active young female leaders to make Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City a gender-friendly city, who ensure marginalized voices are included in local governance.   Pramila Tharu Pramila is […]

  • Challenges of Returnee Migrant Workers in Karnali Province

    Published On: September 17, 2020

    Thousands of youths in foreign employment have returned back to Karnali after losing their jobs abroad. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law in Karnali Province, fifty-four thousand […]

  • A Youth-Centered Development Approach to the Fight Against COVID-19

    Published On: May 11, 2020

    Contrary to early narratives casting Millennials as careless and irresponsible, young people around the world are leading and amplifying citizen-led responses to the COVID-19 crisis. While not in the highest […]

  • Democracy First Responders

    Published On: May 11, 2020

    Democracy First Responders: Nepal, Narayan Adhikari COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other […]

  • Collecting Open Government Approaches to COVID-19

    Published On: May 7, 2020

    As many of our countries are facing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19 the strain on our governments is extreme, and the impact on people all over the world continues to grow. […]

  • जनप्रतिनीधिबीच अन्तर जिल्लास्तरीय छलफल | धुलिखेल

    Published On: October 2, 2018

    मुलुकको नयाँ संघिय संरचनामा स्थानीय तहको निर्वाचन सम्पन्न भएको डेढ वर्ष बित्दैछ । डेढ वर्ष बितिरहँदा स्थानीय सरकारका रुपमा परिभाषित गरिएको स्थानीय तह अलमल र अन्यौलमै छ । नीति नियमको […]

  • Peer Learning Workshop | Dhading

    Published On: September 30, 2018

    CHD team hosted a district level peer learning workshop in Dhading district wherein 31 local representatives including municipality chairperson, ward chairpersons, ward members from Dhanding and Nuwakot participated the program. […]

  • Toward open governance

    Published On: August 9, 2018

    Nepal has institutions in place to embark on open government system. We only need to use them creatively “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis” is the slogan of K P Sharma Oli’s government, […]

  • Foreign Labor Migration News in Nepali Media

    Published On: August 9, 2018

    Centre for Social Change (CSC) is pleased to publish its annual media monitoring report 2017 highlighting the coverage of foreign labor migration related news published in 10 selected mainstream newspapers […]

  • Building trust and underpinning justice in Liberia

    Published On: August 21, 2017

    Establishing a legal system that serves everyone equally is proving a long and difficult process. But, community mediation efforts are bolstering trust, resolving conflicts and providing a base for broader […]


    Published On: August 11, 2017

    Sindukot, in Sindhupalchowk district, is a mere 70 kilometers from Kathmandu, but the roads leading to the district are so heavily potholed and narrow that the journey takes over three […]

  • A Day in Kumpur

    Published On: May 18, 2017

    The village of Kumpur, Dhading is just 75 kilometers from Kathmandu, but more often than not it’s been without access to reliable information from the government. Until very recently, any […]

  • Celebrating Open Data Day At Open Gov Hub Nepal

    Published On: May 12, 2017

    Saturday is a holiday across the country of Nepal. For many, it’s the only day they get off from work. Streets are quiet, shops are closed, and you would certainly […]

  • One year working to close the feedback loop

    Published On: May 12, 2017

    One year after I joined the Mobile Citizens Helpdesk (MCHD) team and one and a half years after two massive earthquakes changed the lives of thousands of Nepalis, I visited […]

  • Nepal’s earthquake disaster: Two years and $4.1bn later

    Published On: April 25, 2017

    On April 25, 2015, a powerful earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed more than 824,000 homes in Nepal. Shortly after, the country’s Reconstruction Authority published a vision for “well-planned resilient […]

  • Disaster Accountability in Nepal

    Published On: August 18, 2016

    On 25 April 2015, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the magnitude scale struck Nepal, a major aftershock occurring on 12 May. These massive quakes killed more than 8800 people, injured […]

  • Accountability Lab’s Nepal earthquake relief efforts

    Published On: June 16, 2015

    For earthquake relief in Nepal, connection is key. Displaced Nepali citizens found themselves unable to connect with organizations to provide essential needs, like food, water, and medical aid. Accountability Lab […]