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 the UK government’s Department for International Development, 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

March 1, 2018

Report – Aid Data User Needs and Use Cases in Nepal

In order to assist user-centered approaches to providing data on aid finance in Nepal, this discussion paper investigates the aid information needs of a range of stakeholders. 
January 5, 2018

Manual & Curriculum – Open Data for Students

The Open Data Manual, developed by Open Knowledge Nepal, is a compilation of information that explain open data – its benefits, uses and technicalities.
November 14, 2017

Videos – Busting Development Myths in Nepal with Data

This series of seven videos, developed by Bikas Udhyami, use available data to demystify development myths in Nepal.