By: Joshua Leslie Sherchand On: 09 February, 2016

Freedom Forum's Open Budget Survey 2015 Finding Dissemination Seminar

By: Pavitra Rana On: 28 January, 2016

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) in many countries has been instrumental in creating a platform for civil society and their governments to partner in bringing open government reforms that could have positive impacts on their country's development.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 18 January, 2016

Last week’s blog highlighted the discussion during the Open Nepal Week event held on 16 December 2015 around the opportunities that the Open Government Partnership, a multi-stakeholder initiative to promote greater government openness and public participation in policy, offers both government and civil society.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 12 January, 2016

As Open Nepal Day 2015 dawned I was a bit nervous about whether the fuel crisis would deter participants from attending. We were set to welcome a range of representatives from civil society to discuss new themes on open development, share information and ideas, network and create synergies. But, despite the current difficulties in travelling around Kathmandu and in testament to the enthusiasm of Nepal’s open development community, by the time event began the room was filled.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 23 December, 2015

Today, discussions about 'Open Government Data' are abuzz. Various development discourses, both global and local have positioned it as a means to achieve positive ends.

By: Pavitra Rana On: 13 December, 2015

This week on 16 December representatives from civil society, academia, and media will convene for a series of events taking place as a part of Open Nepal Week 2015.

 What is Open Nepal Week?

By: Pavitra Rana On: 23 November, 2015

Speaker of the Parliament, Onsari Gharti Magar speaking during the inaugural session

By: Pavitra Rana On: 29 October, 2015

It has been over two years since the Open Nepal initiative embarked on a journey to promote more effective development through the increased use of data and information in Nepal. Since June 2013 we have been working to catalyze progress towards data sharing and use through our efforts to build an inclusive information system supported by a dynamic community of stakeholders. Globally and in other countries our efforts are mirrored by an increased momentum around the so-called Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.

By: Joshua Leslie Sherchand On: 15 October, 2015

Five months after the earthquake have the needs of the people who were affected been met, and if not what are their current problems? To help us answer these questions, we can turn to data. Fortunately, data on citizen perceptions has been collected twice over the past few months by Ground Truth Solutions, Local Interventions Group and Accountability Labs. This data allows the humanitarian community to make basic analysis on citizens’ perceptions of their changing needs over time following the earthquake.