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GIZ has been active in Nepal since 1975. In Nepal, GIZ implements projects mainly on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), but also other German ministries, namely the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), as well as various co-financing partners. Presently, 22 seconded staff and about 210 national staff, 1 CIM expert and 11 development workers, 6 of them working under the auspices of the Civil Peace Service (CPS), have been working in different technical cooperation programmes with various partner organisations
Following ten years of civil war, elections to the Constituent Assembly were held in 2008. After the Constituent Assembly had been dissolved in mid-2012; and new election having taken place in November 2013, the Constituent Assembly promulgated a new constitution on 20th September 2015. The new constitution local election was held in 2017 and the general election will be held by December 2017.
Nepal is still faced with outstanding issues with regard to post-conflict reconciliation and transitional justice. Many of the problems faced by conflict victims, former combatants and internally displaced citizens are yet to be resolved.
On April 25, and May 12, 2015 the central and surrounding regions of Nepal were ravaged by major earthquakes which cost nearly ten thousand lives and caused massive damage to physical infrastructure. The country is still struggling with post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. The disaster still has huge impact on Nepal