Open Data


Bringing Data to Center Stage: Asia Foundation at the Digital Nepal Conclave

June 23, 2022

Program Snapshot Post

On June 18 and 19, The Asia Foundation’s Data for Development (D4D) program joined the  Digital Nepal Conclave 2022 For Digital Transformation held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conclave is an initiative to incline all the concerned stakeholders toward a vision of Digital Nepal.   On the first day of the conclave, D4D Proje… Read more


Data Challenge Leverages Local Expertise in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

April 14, 2021

News Post

Twenty-one unique data-driven solutions for a range of development challenges in the Philippines’ Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) were recognized during the BARMM Virtual Data Challenge 2020 Awards Ceremony held on April 7 via Zoom. The Bangsamoro Data Challenge invited Filipino data science enthusiasts to produce insights,… Read more


Asia Foundation’s Political Economy of Data Workshop at Global Digital Development Forum

May 15, 2020

News Post

The international development community is adapting to the new challenges and opportunities presented by a growing digital ecosystem and digital data. As part of the Global Digital Development Forum virtual conference on May 6, The Asia Foundation hosted the “Not a Drop to Drink: Towards a Political Economy of Data in Asia” workshop. The Global Dig… Read more


Promoting Open Data in Nepal’s Private Sector

September 11, 2019

Blog Post

The rapid growth, in our era, of data-driven decision-making offers both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses at every level in Nepal. As government agencies, research institutes, and the private sector apply new quantitative tools and the analytical power of computers to understand human systems and social phenomena of every kind, the opp… Read more


Open Data Day Nepal 2018

April 17, 2018


If you produce data, publish it. If you have data, use it. If you don’t have data, demand it. On March 3, Open Data Day Nepal 2018 with as theme ‘Open Data For Everyone’ was celebrated at Patan Durbar Square and Museum. The day was jointly organized under the banner of Open Nepal by Accountability Lab, Bikas Udhyami, Center for Data Journalism, Fre… Read more


Photo Blog: Nepal Celebrates Open Data Day

March 14, 2018

Blog Post

On March 3, data enthusiasts and advocates convened in Nepal’s historic Durbar Square to mark Open Data Day. Celebrated in many cities across the globe, the day highlights the importance of freely accessible and usable data. Hundreds attended the public event in Kathmandu-from students to curious bystanders and representatives of the open data comm… Read more

Open Data in Nepal 

Building an Open Data Ecosystem in Nepal

February 28, 2018

Blog Post

On March 3, hundreds of groups from around the world will celebrate Open Data Day to showcase the value of open data for communities and to encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society. For Nepal, which is currently undergoing a process of decentralization to a new federal structure, there are high hopes f… Read more


New Leap in Visualizing Development Data Across Asia

January 17, 2018

Blog Post

“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” It’s a bold statement featured in a recent headline from The Economist that no doubt raises eyebrows, but also drives home the fact that in the past decade, big data has increased exponentially to become one of the most valuable commodities in the world. For international development,… Read more


Asia Foundation and Australian Data Archive Sign MOU

January 11, 2018

News Post

In late December, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian Data Archive, based at the Australian National University Centre for Social Research and Methods, to initiate collaboration and knowledge sharing of complex data sets. The MOU will allow the Australian Data Archive to host the Foundation’s extensive… Read more


Asia Foundation Launches Data Portal

January 10, 2018

News Post

The Asia Foundation today launched its new Data Portal at, a key element of the organization’s commitment to innovative and evidence-based development program. The new portal provides visualizations of the Foundation’s extensive survey collection across Asia and builds on its leadership in data transparency. Data is criti… Read more