This data contributed by Nikesh Balami at openspending.org helps visualize the spending by Nepal government on the city of Kathmandu. A similar visualization and analysis was done in 2013 by Open Knowledge Foundation Nepal. NRs. 2.9 billion is being prepared for Kathmandu’s public expenditure for the year 2015-2016.
According to a 2013 report by the Center for Public Expenditure, the budget preparation process of Nepal is inefficient and untimely. There is a lack of internal auditing process.
Researcher Chandan Sapkota’s report mentions that the city district of Kathmandu accounts for 15.8% of the total share of Nepal’s GDP.
Here are some questions we would like to explore and welcome our readers’ help:
- What is the total income of Kathmandu metropolitan city and how much do different sectors account for?
- How does this compare to Pokhara, Lalitpur, Biratnagar and other cities?
Accessibility of such comprehensive information with the help of the government or related organizations in the coming years would be beneficial to those trying to understand Nepal’s progress.