October 12, 2018

Open Government Data: A First Step Towards Evidence Based Decision Making

The Constitution of Nepal adopted in 1990 guaranteed the right to information for the first time as a fundamental right to its citizens. However, still challenges remain in terms of accessing information and in particular, the underlying data.
October 3, 2018

Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help

Nepal conducted a massive household survey following the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. This data is now shared in a free, online portal alongside comprehensible maps, charts and tables.
September 20, 2018

The 2018 Data for Development Innovation Fund is accepting proposals — Apply now!

Do you have innovative ideas on how data can be used to address development challenges in Nepal? Then apply for the 2018 Data for Development Innovation Fund!
April 17, 2018

Announcing the Release Of The Open Data Day 2018 Video

On March 3, Open Data Day Nepal 2018 with as theme ‘Open Data For Everyone’ was celebrated at Patan Durbar Square and Museum. A short film was made to commemorate the day and increase awareness on what is open data and what it means for Nepal.
April 11, 2018

Aid data use at country level: The example of Nepal

In recent years there have been increasing efforts to improve the availability of data on international aid. This blog looks at the needs and uses of this data in Nepal.
March 20, 2018

Photo Blog: Nepal Celebrates Open Data Day

On March 3, data enthusiasts and advocates convened in Nepal’s historic Durbar Square to mark Open Data Day. Hundreds attended the public event in Kathmandu - check out more in our photoblog!
February 23, 2018

Announcing Open Data Day Nepal 2018, 3rd March, Patan Durbar Square and Museum

A full-day free, exciting, interactive event is being hosted at Patan Durbar Square and Museum on March 3, where the general public will get an opportunity to experience and learn the importance of open data in the context of Nepal’s development.
February 1, 2018

Improving the Sharing and Use of Air Pollution Data for Advocacy and Awareness

Outdoor air pollution has become a matter of grave concern in Nepal. Strong, coordinated and effective efforts are needed to tackle the growing problem of air pollution in Nepal, and open data has an important role to play in advocating for these efforts.
December 29, 2017

Private Sector and Open Street Maps

Open Street Mapping is one example of how open data can be produced and shared to support a wide range of uses. It holds huge potential to grow efficiencies within Nepal's private sector.
November 20, 2017

Supporting Nepal in the sharing and use of (open) data for development

The Data for Development in Nepal Program of The Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives (DI) – funded by UK Aid – aims to support Nepal’s stakeholders in their efforts to share and use data as evidence for development.