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Open Access and Open Data gaining momentum in Nepal

For the 5th time in a row, Open Knowledge Nepal team led the effort of organizing International Open Data Day in Nepal. This year it was a collaborative effort of Kathmandu Living Labs and Open Knowledge Nepal. It was also the first official out of Kathmandu Valley event of Open Knowledge Nepal. Organizations like Code […]

QA of Open Data Handbook Nepali Version

Handbook Introduction The Open Data Handbook (first issued in 2010 and regularly updated) is a guide to open data, specifically open government data. It was first issued in 2010 by Open Knowledge International and has been regularly updated since. The handbook has been used by governments and civil society organizations around the world as an […]

Office of Company Registrar Nepal joined the momentum

Sometimes small key points makes you happy and boost your determination. My recent visit to the Office of the Company Registrar Nepal website makes me feel that way. The reason for my happiness  with the website is pretty straightforward – I was happy because I found a page named “Data” in the site with whole […]

Fundraising for Open Data Handbook Nepali Version

Open Data Barometer 2015, a global annual survey that measures and ranks the availability, readiness, and impact of open (government) data of nations ranked Nepal at position 68 among 92 countries surveyed. Nepal’s overall score is 13.09, Readiness score is 22, Implementation score is 12, and Impact score is 8. The scores are relative to […]

Open Data goes local in Nepal: Findings of Nepal Open Data Index 2015

The Local Open Data Index Nepal 2015 is a crowdsourced survey that examines the availability of Open Data at city level. The survey was conducted for the second time in Nepal by Open Knowledge Nepal. See our previous post that announced the local index here. Background For the decentralization of power from central authority to […]

Nepal Open Data Index 2015

Nepal Open Data Index measures the openness of key data published by Nepal Government’s local bodies, Metropolitan City Offices, Sub-metropolitan City Offices, District Development Committees (DDC), Village Development Committees (VDC) etc. The main reason of running Nepal Open Data Index 2015 is to measure and monitor the state of open data across the local cities […]

Global Open Data Index 2015 is live now – Nepal ranked #61 this year

Open Knowledge International has published the Global Open Data Index 2015, showing that countries outside of Europe, the US & Canada have made some impressive gains in releasing key data. However, progress remains slow for most governments, who are still not providing key information in an accessible formats to be used, without restriction, by their […]

How Open Map Data is Helping Save Lives in Nepal

Reblogged form School Of Data Blog, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v3.0 My name is Nirab Pudasaini, and I am a new School of Data fellow from Nepal. Just 5 days after the beginning of my fellowship, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit my country. It was on April 25th. As of May 30 […]

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खुल्ला ज्ञानले विश्वव्यापी खुला डेटाको स्थिति मुल्याङ्कन गर्दै २०१४ खुला डेटा सूचकांक प्रकाशित गरेको छ खुल्ला ज्ञानले २०१४ खुला डेटा सूचकांक प्रकाशित गरेको छ जसले केहि प्रगति भएको देखाएता पनि अझै अधिकांश सरकारहरुले आफ्ना नागरिक र व्यवसायहरुलाई सुलभ रूपमा प्रमुख जानकारीहरु उपलब्ध गराइरहेका छैनन् भन्ने दर्शाउँछ। मैक्किंजे तथा अन्यले खुल्ला डेटाको सम्भावित लाभ १ खरब […]