Nepal heralded a welcome development with the first local and provincial elections held in 20 years, moving forward on its commitments to federalization envisioned in the 2015 Constitution. By the end of 2017, the parties were still discussing the timing of the indirect elections to the Upper House and government formation, once the Federal Parliament results would be finalized, by the beginning of 2018. The various rounds of elections and the enforcement of the Election Code of Conduct impacted the delivery of development and humanitarian assistance.
This year monsoon has started since last week of June. As per Ministry of Home Affairs, continuous rainfall throughout the country since 01 July 2018 has impacted life, livelihood and infrastructure in few places.