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Aid data use at country level: An example from Nepal

Improving the availability of data on international aid

To improve the availability and accessibility of data on international aid, the Government of Nepal has made important efforts to establish the Aid Management Platform (AMP). In recent years, there have been increasing efforts, both locally in Nepal and internationally. Various actors have developed platforms and initiatives to provide access to specific aid-related and humanitarian information, especially following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

The report Aid Data Needs and Use Cases in Nepal from the Department for International Development and the Global Humanitarian Assistance programme explored the concerns that drive the aid information needs of selected government, donor, and civil society organisations, how they currently access the information they need, and how data sharing and user support could be structured to better meet their needs. In the context of the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, it is critical that this data supports decision-making and accountability.