Blogs

By: Alina Acharya On: 16 February, 2017

This blog post by Alina Acharya, Data Analyst at Young Innovations has previously appeared in Young Innovations blog here.

Under the Government of Nepal, Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is responsible for leading and managing earthquake recovery and reconstruction initiative in Nepal. NRA provides the strategic guidance to identify and address the priorities for recovery and reconstruction, taking into account both urgent needs as well as long term plans.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 09 February, 2017

It's our favourite time of the year! Kathmandu Open Data Day will be celebrated on March 4th with a pre-event Hackathon on 25th February. We are excited to welcome you all to be part of this international celebration!

By: Open Nepal On: 02 February, 2017

This is fifth in series of blogs looking at the use of data by government actors to solve development problems in Nepal. This post was first published in Development Initiatives blog section

By: Open Nepal On: 25 January, 2017

This is fourth in series of blogs looking at the use of data by government actors to solve development problems in Nepal. This post was first published in Development Initiatives blog section

By: Open Nepal On: 16 January, 2017

This is third in series of blogs looking at the use of data by government actors to solve development problems in Nepal. This post was first published in Development Initiatives blog section

By: Open Nepal On: 09 January, 2017

This is second in series of blogs looking at the use of data by government actors to solve development problems in Nepal. This post was first published in Development Initiatives blog section.

Rajendra Sharma is a Senior Hydrologist at the Government of Nepal’s Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. He monitors real-time data on rainfall and river water levels to assess the risk of floods and landslides.

By: Open Nepal On: 02 January, 2017

This is first in series of blogs looking at the use of data by government actors to solve development problems in Nepal. This post was first published in Development Initiatives blog section

By: Development Initiatives On: 26 December, 2016

For development interventions to transform the lives of the needy they need to be based on evidence driven by data. Data helps inform development policies, development decisions and therefore solve problems. As Nepal aspires to graduate from the Least Development Country by 2022 and successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the use of data by decision-makers is key to address poverty, transparency, accountability and other socio-economic issues. But, what do we know about whether data is actually being used by Nepal’s development decision makers?

By: Pavitra Rana On: 19 December, 2016

As a child Ravi Nepal wondered how many people lived in Dhanusa, his home town in southern Nepal.  "I asked my parents but they had no idea of the exact number", said Ravi, Co-founder of Code for Nepal. Years later while studying at college in the United States his childhood curiosity revived. "I wanted to look up data on Nepal to help me write a research paper. I managed to find some data online but I found that often it was incomplete, or would only include broad national averages.

By: Open Nepal On: 12 December, 2016

"Advocacy for women's rights has always been based on stories and anecdotes, but now with data women can say 'we count' and inform the world 'how we count'. Citizen-generate data is a power of democracy", said Wenny Kusuma, UN Women Country Representative to Nepal.