At the core of the data-for-development conversation is the critical need for more and better data, especially disaggregated social and demographic data, to make and measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and to understand who is being left behind.
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.
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.
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.