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Peace expenditure



The government and the Maoists signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in November 2006, marking the formal beginning of the peace process. The process has not brought much hope to the people, although over Rs 58 billion has already been spent in the last three years. Peace is expensive.

A huge portion of the peace fund comes from donors. The peace ministry alone has spent about Rs 18.97 billion if we include this year's budget. Other expenditure is as follows:

* Reconstruction of demolished infrastructure: Rs 20.5 billion
* United Nations Mission in Nepal: Rs 13.19 billion
* CA elections: Rs 3.05 billion
* Logistics for PLA soldiers: Rs 2.27 billion
* CA session (1 year): Rs 742 million

Considerable sums have also been spent on constitution writing and inclusion:

* United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Rs 1.8 billion
* United States Agency for International Development (USAID): Rs 2.14 billion
* Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC): Rs 2.73 billion
* European Union (EU): Rs 510 million
* Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA): Rs 470 million
* Germany: Rs 190 million



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