Nepal has failed to implement a number of recommendations made over the first two cycles regarding the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Peoples are effectively excluded from institutions with decision-making power and other civil services within the Nepali government, rather allowing a manipulation of the quota system to maintain dominance of few ethnicities.
Nepal has failed to fully address the ongoing discrimination against Indigenous women and take effective measures to prevent the disproportionate rate of human trafficking of Indigenous girls. The aggressive pursuit of hydropower has failed to adequately gain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous communities it affects. Overall, the Indigenous Peoples of Nepal are not consulted on laws, policies and development projects that have massive impacts on them. Media in Nepal exclude Indigenous voices and participation, even within community radio stations licensed to broadcast to rural populations, disenfranchising Indigenous Peoples from information and freedom of expression reflecting their cultural and lingual diversity.