Programmes & Projects

OpenGov360o - An Open Government Model for the Low-Tech South

3 key mantras when it comes to ensuring inclusion in global Open Government momentum.

Open government should include everyone. That's why we are promoting solutions that include the Global South.

The mission of Open Gov 360° is to ensure that open governance initiatives incorporate low-tech strategies. Otherwise, much of the world is left out.

We call on all entities involved in promoting open governance to join the Open Gov 360° initiative. Together, we will share ideas and inspire a paradigm shift in open government.

Get involved with our global campaign here HERE...

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

Modernising Nepal Police, enhancing access to justice…

We have developed a mobile app 'Hamro Police' for Nepal Police, with technology, talent and resource support from Islington College, a pioneering business and IT College in Kathmandu.

‘Hamro Police’ app enables members of the public within Kathmandu valley to swiftly report GIS coded, time-stamped incidents of crime and report with pictorial and documentary evidence - enabling Nepal Police to respond swiftly and efficiently. Current functionalities include reporting incidents; locating nearest police stations; lodging complaints and thanking honest and committed police officers for their service. Scaling strategy includes improving access

Mapping for Peace and Accountability: Crowdsourcing and Data Visualization for Nepal Elections 2013

LIG is working to make Nepal’s upcoming elections more transparent and less violent by using crowdsourcing, mapping and data visualization technology. The program will create an online platform that allows citizens and election observer organisation to directly audit the Nepalese electoral process by anonymously reporting their eyewitness accounts of election-related incidents. Reports will be able to be submitted using mobile and landline phones, email and the web.

A Portal for Free, Fair and Peaceful Elections in Nepal

In its next step toward ensuring free and fair elections as part of its elections program, LIG has launched that gives citizens of Nepal a platform to contribute beyond voting. This project is the cornerstone of the LIG elections program and gives Nepalis the space to voice any elections irregularities that they see up to and including Election Day. All reported elections incidents will be mapped in real time on this portal, exposing the areas that are experiencing difficulties to the public while exercising their constitutional right to participate in election in a fearless environment.

Civil Society Oversight of Nepal Police using Crowdsourcing & Mobile Technology

Nepal’s citizens have no easy avenue to express opinions about their local police – as both genuine grievances against local police as well as tributes, accolades to some of the finest-run police stations and officers go hand-in-hand in Nepal. Nepal also lacks a police oversight mechanism or from civil society. LIG’s ambitious program seeks to rectify that in part by letting people report complaints, failures to register FIRS, or best-practice incidents, through SMS, a toll-free call, or a mobile app. These will be geo-mapped in real time to create a dashboard of people’s genuine concerns relating to Nepal Police through data visualization, geo-mapping and continual monitoring over 1 year period starting September 2013.

Recent Media Coverage

Blog & News

The OGP process in Nepal – On the path of our own choosing
Narayan and Pranav, OpenGov Hub Kathmandu Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Taking Nepal’s experience global – LIG joins hands with DataShift and Civicus for ICSW 2016
Quincy Wiele in Bogota, Colombia Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Our Short Experience With Disaster Accountability in Nepal
Patrick Xu, Harvard University Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
The Group's founder wins Echoing Green Global Fellowship
Quincy Wiele in Kathmandu, Nepal Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
The Mobile Power in Your Hands
Ashley Hinson in Calais, Maine, USA Friday, May 8th, 2015
LIG Leads the Way in Low-Tech with OpenGov360
Craig Beyerinck, Kathmandu Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Open Data Reinforcing Good Governance
Craig Beyerinck in Bend, Oregon, USA Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Searching High and Low for Better Governance
Ashley Hinson & Craig Beyerinck, Kathmandu Friday, September 26th, 2014
Part of something big….
Emily Warburton in London Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Opening Pakistan
Sara Khan in Islamabad Friday, June 28th, 2013