Blogs

By: Open Nepal On: 27 May, 2014

At Open Nepal we hope that by sharing useful resources designed to enable development actors to better understand, disclose, access and use data we can strengthen efforts to improve accountability. Ultimately we aim to improve the overall effectiveness of development efforts in Nepal, and hope that by sharing the work, recommendations and materials from others we can build our shared expertise. If you are aware of any interesting materials please get in touch – we would be pleased to share them with the network via this blog.

By: Krishna Sapkota On: 20 May, 2014

In Open Nepal's series of blogs on open data, accountability and transparency issues, Krishna Sapkota, Executive Director of Freedom Forum shares his thoughts and experience of participating in the OGP Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia on may 4-6

By: Pavitra Rana On: 14 May, 2014
Last week Open Nepal was pleased to be amongst the partners hosting Nepal’s Open Aid Data Bootcamp. This two-day bootcamp was held on 28– 29th April at the Radisson Conference Centre in Kathmandu, and provided hands-on learning for 75 journalists, techies and civil society representatives It was led by trainers from the World Bank, Development Gateway, Open Knowledge Foundation and Open Nepal partner organisation Young Innovations.
By: Sujata Shrestha On: 13 May, 2014

On April 28 & 29th 2014, two days open data boot camp was organized at Hotel Raddision, Kathmandu, Nepal by Open Nepal (http://opennepal.net/), Open Aid Partnership (http://www.openaidmap.org/), Development Gateway ( http://www.developmentgateway.org/), Open knowledge Foundation (https://okfn.org/), and International Center for Journalist( http://www.icfj.org/) and YoungInnovatons (

By: Sujata Shrestha On: 16 April, 2014

My first participation on Open Aid and Budget Training program for economic Journalist organized by Freedom Forum on 25th and 26th March at Indreni Complex, Baneshwor, Kathmandu has taken me new shifted paradigm in development of Nepal.   As a pioneer organization in freedom of information, Freedom Forum emphasized on program about right to information as a fundamental requirement of general public to increase their access and expansion of their own human development dimension.  So, economic journalist were chosen to empower their capabilities and efficacious dissemination of budgetary info

By: Open Nepal On: 07 March, 2014

-How much money does the government of Nepal spend? How much of this comes from international resources flows? Is aid targeting poverty?

If you’ve ever wanted to know where and how you can find answers to these sorts of questions then please read on...

Analysing data about financial resource flows shows up some interesting facts. Did you know that:

By: Bibhusan Bista On: 07 March, 2014

International Open Data Day 2014 (ODD14) was celebrated in Kathmandu this year on 22 February 2014 at the Local Development Training Academy, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. Nepal’s contribution to the global events of ODD14 brought together techies, journalists and civil society organisation representatives under one roof, to inform and engage Nepalis about the open movement, and get into some open data with interactive workshops.

By: Anjesh Tuladhar On: 01 March, 2014

The international open data day was observed in Kathmandu on 22nd February 2014, along with more than 117 cities around the world. Apart from other events in the day, we organised open data hackathon mainly to help the young participants learn tools and techniques to play with the data. This time we didn’t want to make the hackathon competitive but rather a platform to teach and learn about the tools.

By: Anjesh Tuladhar On: 28 January, 2014

As a part of the hands-on training on data at Sindhupalchowk, we also conducted a brief training on AidStream on 27th Dec 2013 and went through the process of entering the aid data of NGOs by NGOs. There were around 25 NGOs participants. These NGOs have been working in different sectors in the district.