Data for Development (D4D) in Nepal Program

The D4D Program aims to improve the sharing and use of (open) data as evidence for development. Implemented by The Asia Foundation in partnership with Development Initiatives with funding from UK Aid, the D4D Program supports a range of local organisations to conduct innovative technical initiatives, research studies and engagement activities aimed at growing the demand for, supply of and use of (open) data. Through this the D4D Program works to strengthen a functional, inclusive and locally led data ecosystem in Nepal.

The D4D Program goal is to ensure that more and better data is available, accessible and usable by a range of government, civil society, and private sector actors to inform decision making, implementation and monitoring of development efforts at the national and sub-national level.

Program Objectives

  • Increase the demand for development data in open format by government, civil society, and the private sector.

  • Increase the availability, openness, and accessibility of development data for government, civil society, and the private sector.

  • Increase the capacity to use development data in open format among government agencies and civil society actors for evidence-based decision making, implementation and monitoring.

Program Partners


Program Products

December 1, 2018

Data Portal – Nepal Disability Portal

To improve the availability and facilitate the use of disability data and research in Nepal, the D4D Program funded the National Federation of the Disabled - Nepal to develop a Disability Open Data and Information Portal.
September 3, 2018

Report – Assessing development data in Nepal

To better understand the Nepal’s national statistical system and the availability of development data in Nepal for decision-making and monitoring development progress, the D4D Program supported Bikas Udhyami to conduct a development data audit.  
September 1, 2018

Data Portal – Nepal Open Taxation Data

To help improve fiscal transparency in Nepal, the D4D Program has supported LSP Associates to develop an Open Taxation Data Portal that collates and disseminates data on government tax revenues.