‘Nepal in Data’ portal launched

Published On: January 28, 2017 08:29 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 28 : Bikas Udhyami -- a newly-established social innovation hub -- on Friday launched ‘Nepal in Data’, an open data and statistics portal, which makes development data on Nepal from 1950 to present available, accessible and discoverable. 

National Planning Commission (NPC) Member Swarnim Wagle, and Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Director General Suman Raj Aryal jointly launched the portal. 

The portal aims at serving as a single point of access from where users can access, interact with, compare and use data and statistics relating to different aspects of Nepal’s development, according to the company. “The portal provides access to more than 400 datasets, spread over 12 sections covering various sectors including agriculture and land, social and human development, state and politics, infrastructure communication and technology, civil society and foreign aid, economy, market and finance, state and politics, the sustainable development goals,” it added. 

The portal allows users to interact and visualize their data selection in tabular, chart and map format and download and print data, according to the company. In addition, a discussion forum structured around specific indicators allows users to initiate or join discussions on specific datasets, it added.

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