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.
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.
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.
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.