Programmes & Projects | Social Media Observatory - 2019 Nepal by-elections.

Local Interventions Group, with the support of the European Union and UNDP launched an innovative mechanism with geo-mapping, crowd-sourced citizen reports and visualization - to understand how digital technology and social media shape and impact democratic engagement, civic freedoms, and public discourse on elections.

4 electoral constituencies were picked for the test run of this tech innovation: Parliamentary by-election in Kaski 2, Provincial Assembly by-election in Bhaktapur 1 KA, Municipality by-election in Dharan and Ward by-election in Adarsha, Doti 2.

Electoral Social Media Analysis for Nepal By-elections 2019 is available online at as a platform where citizen's participation on elections is mapped, analyzed and visualized as our effort to conclusively create a digital technology blueprint for future elections and forever change the way the integrity of elections is protected.

The test pole project ran from November 23, 2019, a week before the by election of November 30 to December 03, 2019, roughly 48 hours after the election results were announced.

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