The rapid pace of advancements taking place in Bangladesh’s information and communications technology (ICT) has led to the generation of data from various sectors and institutions. In line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to encourage more usage of data, such as service provision using data, the Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNDESA, has developed a strategy to make data open through the Open Data Portal. Journalists in Bangladesh, on the other hand, rely mostly on open data for their reporting purposes but they encounter challenges such as data unavailability. This raises incongruity issues among many others. This report aims to present the current situation of open data and data journalism in Bangladesh, the challenges, and the needs.