Programmes & Projects

Nepal Government Atlas

Every year, local government agencies in Nepal are unable to spend up to 50% of their annual budgets, and the amount that is spent is hardly ever done in transparent and accountable manner. Together with 5 municipalities in Nepal, LIG has developed 'Nepal Government Atlas'- a pilot with plans to scale nationwide, to make public information on Municipality government's ongoing and upcoming government projects by tracking Municipality development funds, identify project delays, understand the costs associated with it, strengthen the citizen's demand component as well as facilitate the supply

Social Media Observatory - Nepal by-elections.

Despite the political uncertainly and Covid-19 pandemic, Nepal may be heading for an early general elections in November 2021. Government has already allocated 7.72 Billion (US$ 65 Million) to Election Commission as elections funds. As the electoral machinery gets active, we look back at the Social Media Observatory we conducted in partnership with UN for the 2019 by-elections in Nepal, and the insights were a revelation on how digital technology and social media shape and impact democratic engagement, civic freedoms, and public discourse on elections

Relief Gaps Atlas: Our bit to ensure disaster accountability in Nepal

As the dust settled from the devastating earthquakes of 2015 and the country began to recover, LIG launched the Follow the Money project in Sindhupalchowk and Gorkha to create an enabling space for victims to demand accountability of the disaster response, take ownership of the recovery process and advocate for positive changes in their own communities. For the past year, LIG has been tracking financial flows to the last mile and mapping it on a GIS platform called the Relief Gaps Atlas. At the same time, LIG has been deploying

A growing partnership- a year of coordinating with CIVICUS/Datashift

For the past year, LIG has been working in partnership with CIVICUS/DataShift to explore and expand the Citizen Generated Data (CGD) ecosystem within Nepal. At first, a study was carried out to identify 4 initiatives using CGD in Nepal and conduct an analysis of their work, how they assured data quality and among other criterias, how much government buy in they had. LIG has also participated in international conferences with CIVICUS and has carried out one workshop alongside Datashift staff to encourage CGD awareness amongst 4 local organizations.

Our powerful presence at Open Government Partnership Summit in Paris

As one of Nepal's first proponents of Open Government Partnership, LIG was invited to attend the the "Open Government Partnership Global Summit" in Paris and share some of our experiences working in a disaster affected region.

Communication, Engagement and the Future of Global Response

Local Interventions Group has been actively advocating for better communication with affected communities during disasters based on data and better technology. Our engagement as an UN partner on Inter Agency Common Feedback project ensures, to an extent, on why communicating with affected communities is important to uphold the rights of crisis-affected people, ensure they are well treated during a humanitarian response and increase the effectiveness of aid.

Read more on what we advocated for as a panellist at the World Humanitarian Summit Global Consultation in Geneva in October 2015

Our comprehensive earthquake response program in Nepal

Within 48 hours of the first earthquake of April 25, 2015 in Nepal, Local Interventions Group in partnership with Accountability Lab developed the #quakeHELPDESK to improve the overall disaster response that was to follow. We used simple tech innovations like SMS short-code #4000, FM radio and assisted the government's emergency hotline number 1234. Our disaster response programme has scaled with four components and expanded to cover all 14 most affected districts.

Recent Media Coverage


Counting what we cannot see! - The Data Commons
Anita Devkota & Anu Dongol in The DataShift
How has Nepal fared in disaster accountability? Not better than Haiti!
Quincy Wiele & Anu Dongol in Kathmandu
The OGP process in Nepal - On the path of our own choosing
Narayan and Pranav, OpenGov Hub Kathmandu
Taking Nepal's experience global - LIG joins hands with DataShift and Civicus for ICSW 2016
Quincy Wiele in Bogota, Colombia
Our Short Experience With Disaster Accountability in Nepal
Patrick Xu, Harvard University
The Group's founder wins Echoing Green Global Fellowship
Quincy Wiele in Kathmandu, Nepal
The Mobile Power in Your Hands
Ashley Hinson in Calais, Maine, USA
LIG Leads the Way in Low-Tech with OpenGov360
Craig Beyerinck, Kathmandu
Open Data Reinforcing Good Governance
Craig Beyerinck in Bend, Oregon, USA
Searching High and Low for Better Governance
Ashley Hinson & Craig Beyerinck, Kathmandu