Engaging in Reforming Policies in Nepal: An Analytical Documentation of Niti Foundation’s Experience in Nepal’s Hydropower Sector (http://nitifoundation.org/resources)

This paper examines the Niti Foundation’s unique experiences in engaging politically in the hydropower sector to achieve specific reform outcomes, as well as improve the inclusiveness and sustainability of the policy-making process in Nepal. Despite promising progress, the Niti Foundation’s candid reflections also provide a sobering reminder of the deeply entrenched nature of ‘wicked’ policy problems in Nepal. By drawing insights from the Niti Foundation’s experience working in this sector, Niti hopes that its reflections can contribute to the larger discourse on innovation in the development industry – especially as donors attempt to engage more effectively in supporting policy reform.