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Climate change governance and funding dilemma in Nepal

This study explores and analyses governance and financing on climate change adaptation with particular reference to Nepal using a political economy and institutional analysis framework. The findings suggest that Nepal has attempted – unsuccessfully − to capitalise on international and national funding to implement its adaptation priorities. The national outlook and public support is positive, but there are some issues around institutional and financial mechanisms. Lack of policy coherence, donor aid fatigues and sectoral fragmentation of programmes are some of the issues preventing the development of a favorable environment for adaptation to climate change in Nepal. This is impaired by the lack of sufficient information on the country’s exposure to climate change, which constrains decision-making at different levels. The study proposes decentralised mainstreaming actions that promote collaboration and engagement among various actors to overcome the governance challenges.