Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council (MR/P025188/1)
Received: 12 May 2020
Accepted: 10 June 2021
First Online: 8 July 2021
: This study was conducted as part of a larger study led by Professor Sarah Hawkes ‘<i>Analysing the policy and governance environment for NCD control and identifying potential policy options in seven LMICs’</i>, and specifically the Nepal component led by Dr. Mahesh Puri, the Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities’ Principal Investigator. The UCL Research Ethics Committee (11787/001) and Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC-360/2017) granted research ethics approval. Informed written consent to participate was obtained from each respondent, aside from one respondent who was provided with the consent form and only provided verbal consent (the form remained unsigned).
: All individuals that participated in the interviews signed written consent forms which outlined publication plans, aside from one respondent who was provided with the consent form and only provided verbal consent (the form remained unsigned).