CGD toolkit – Nepal

Developed as a pilot phase, this toolkit is prepared for the wider use by civil society in the public policy discourse on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The toolkit presents both the theoretical concept of citizen-generated data (CGD) and its role in the overall development discourse, coming out of people’s voices, experiences and life stories.

This toolkit preparation was supported as a national level follow-up project to a global initiative titled “Inclusive SDG Data Partnerships“, taking place between September 2020 to March 2022, co-organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) / Partners for Review, the Leave No One Behind Partnership and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. You can find the learning report of the initiative here.

In leadership of the NGO Federation Nepal, other organisations namely VSO Nepal / LNOB Partnership Nepal, Youth Advocacy Nepal, and Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC) Nepal worked together for this initiative. In this process, key stakeholders in Nepal were engaged to reflect, share and learn about the data ecosystem in SDG monitoring.

The piloting of CGD and preparation of this toolkit followed UNSD’s guidelines on Citizen Generated Data (CGD). This toolkit is indeed a result of a series of discussion and deliberations at the international level. We are grateful and highly appreciate the continuous engagement and contribution by Mona-Lisa Limbach and Joern Geisselmann from Partners for Review/GIZ, Haoyi Chen from the United Nations Statistics Division, Peter Koblowsky from International Civil Society Centre, and Saionara Reis from the Danish Institute of Human Rights, as well as the NGO Federation Nepal which coordinated the national implementation.

Please access the toolkit via this link.