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Patron-Client Politics and Governance System in Nepal

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02/16/2015 - 12:21

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Shiva Hari Adhikari


The form of patron client relation- patrimonialism, clientelism, opaque procurement, rent seeking behaviour and pork barrelling- has a greater impact on governance and civil service of Nepal. The Nepalese version of Patronage (chakari) has promoted favouritism, helped in prevailing corruption. Moreover, it has worsened the governance mechanism and public service delivery.