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In 1982 Nepal embarked on an NCS process, with the preparation of a prospectus. An NCS document was completed in 1987 and implementation, coordinated by the National Planning Commission (NPC), began in 1989. Nepal's experience with the NCS process is one of the longest-running in the world and has many lessons that are generally applicable. The NCS has been a major force in nurturing innovation and reform for environmental protection in Nepal, despite difficult institutional barriers.