Draft Legislation 44% open


What data is expected?

Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.

  • Content of bill
  • Author of bill
  • Votes on bill per member of parliament
  • Transcripts of debates on bill
  • Status of bill

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • http://www.dop.gov.np/downloads.php - Department of Printing's website
  • http://parliament.gov.np/np/bills/registered-bills.html - Legislature's Parliament of Nepal
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No The dataset is downloadable on a one by one basis.
    Up-to-date No
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format TXT Available as PDFs online in the Nepalese language.
    findable 3 The Department of Printing is easily found though the Parliament of Nepal's website can be difficult to find.
    findable_steps Online search
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1 It did take extensive effort to find the Parliament of Nepal's website but once found, it is easily navigable.
    collector_name Legislature's Parliament of Nepal & Ministry of Information and Communication Department of Printing
    characteristics Content of bill, Author of bill, Status of bill
    location http://www.dop.gov.np/downloads.php - Department of Printing's website, http://parliament.gov.np/np/bills/registered-bills.html - Legislature's Parliament of Nepal Downloads from the Department of Printing is only available in Nepalese. The Parliament of Nepal also has the registered bill available in Nepalese.


    The information was eventually found but a good translator or knowledge of the Nepalese language is recommended to get the best use of the information.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Brenna Slawich
    Submitters   Shubham Ghimire
    Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 14:20:38 GMT+0000 (UTC)