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By: Development Initiatives On: 20 March, 2017

The commitment to “leave no one behind” is a central tenet of the new global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To ensure that SDGs goals are met for all we need to know who is at risk from being left behind, where they live and what circumstances they are living under. Data on Nepal shows that, as of 2010, the richest 20 per cent in Nepal owned 41.4 per cent of national income, in contrast to the 8.3 per cent shared by the poorest 20 per cent.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 13 March, 2017

Honorable Minister of Health, Gagan Thapa delivering his key note speech before launching the SMART HEALTH initiative

By: Pavitra Rana On: 27 February, 2017

On 25th February more than 40 young techies gathered in a big room at Leap Frog Technology to tussle for the Open Data Hackathon challenge. They worked in groups of five, diving deep into data to create solutions to the issues facing public health and procurement in Nepal. At the end of the day they presented their product ideas, including web apps, mobile apps, and visualizations, to a panel of judges from Nepal's IT, health and public procurement sector.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 22 February, 2017

"The current initiative of Public Procurement Monitoring Office to open-up contracting data is a fresh start among all the government agencies in Nepal to adopt Open Government Data", said chief commissioner of the National Information Commission, Krishnahari Baskota, at the January workshop on Procurement Transparency in Nepal through Open Data Management..

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.