Gender Equality Update. No. 13 | May 2019
Capacity Development Initiatives with local elected representatives
The Government of Nepal is committed to ensure that all provincial and local governments are fully functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable to their citizens in the new federalist state structure. As more than 40 per cent of the elected representatives at the local government level, women now have an unprecedented opportunity to advance gender equality and social inclusion. In its eﬀorts to support the vision of an inclusive country, members of the International Development Partners Group’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Working Group are currently implementing several initiatives to support the capacity development of elected women representatives across the country. This Gender Equality Update showcases some of the ongoing and planned initiatives.