Nepal

Aid data use at country level: The example of Nepal

Data use

In recent years there have been increasing efforts, both locally in Nepal and internationally, to improve the availability of data on international aid. The Government of Nepal has made important efforts to establish the Aid Management Platform (AMP), including its public website. Various other actors have developed platforms and initiatives to provide access to specific […]


Aid data needs and use cases in Nepal

Data use

Recent years have seen increasing efforts, both locally in Nepal and internationally, to improve how data and information about aid flows is collected and shared. The government of Nepal, supported by development partners, has established the Aid Management Platform (AMP) and launched its public website. Several other platforms and initiatives have been put in place […]


Supporting Nepal in the sharing and use of (open) data for development

Data use

In August 2017 the worst monsoon rains for 15 years hit the Terai region of Nepal, causing flooding and landslides that affected 1.7 million of Nepal’s citizens. Nepal’s southern districts are often affected by floods, and this is far from being the first time that the region has had to deal with the fallout from […]


Nepal’s emerging data revolution for sustainable development

Data use

At a national level these changes are unfolding differently, according to particular local contexts – for example those involving multiple stakeholders with diverse interests, and comprising different initiatives and milestones according to local priorities, challenges and opportunities. Since 2011 we have worked in collaboration with various partners to improve the production, sharing and use of […]


Insights into Nepal’s emerging data revolution

Data use

We’ve been working with local partners to engage non-state actors and government on this agenda, in particular through our support to the Open Nepal initiative. Alongside this, DI has supported local partners with funding and expertise on various technical, research and engagement efforts. Our focus has been to support the development of the information ecosystem […]


Using hydrological data to reduce disaster risk and enhance community resilience in Nepal

Data use

Regional training for a community-based flood early warning system, Lalitpur, Nepal. Photo: ICIMOD, Kathmandu Rajendra’s demand for data and information “We need real-time data on flooding so we can issue early warnings to both communities at risk and disaster management authorities, so they are informed and prepared” Until 2009 the water levels of Nepal’s rivers […]


Using supply-chain data to improve the quality of public health services in Nepal

Data use

Gyan’s demand for data and information “We use data to ensure balance in stock levels so that adequate health supplies and medicines are made accessible all-round the year and in every part of the country based on the people’s need” Until relatively recently, the exchange of information between health facilities at the district level and […]


Using agricultural data to guide government’s food security efforts in Nepal

Data use

Santosh’s demand for data and information “We need a large variety of data for analysing the various dimensions of food security across the country and to ensure we keep poverty at bay” Nepal’s extreme climate variability, hilly terrains and prevalence of rain-fed subsistence farming mean production of food can be unstable and difficult to predict. […]


The use of data by government actors in Nepal to solve development problems

Data use

The ability of national and local government actors in developing countries like Nepal to produce and use relevant, timely and disaggregated data is critical to development success and sustainability. For international actors to make a valuable contribution to revolutionising the production, sharing and use of data for development, they must be informed by the needs […]