Development Data Partnership

A partnership between international organizations and companies, created to facilitate the use of third-party data in research and international development.

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Development Data Partnership


The Partnership improves the security, efficiency, and effectiveness of data partnerships for public good by building upon the following pillars.

Legal Foundation

Template data license agreements and agreements between organizations save time and resources.

Responsible Data Use

Data governance principles guide best practices for responsible and ethical data use.

Multi-Disciplinary Teams

Working groups comprised of data engineers, data scientists, sector domain experts, legal counsel, communications specialists, procurement specialists, and others across the member organizations make a complete platform possible.

Secure IT Architecture

Centralized IT architecture and processes for ingesting, storing and pre-processing data, as well as for coding collaboration, create economies of scale amongst partners and facilitate secure data use.

Data Partnership Management

A web-based partnership management portal ensures the value proposition for Data Partners is consistently met, facilitating seamless interactions between Partners and teams from multiple international development organizations.

Data Goods

Managed, accessible repositories for derived data products and algorithms broaden Partnership impact.

Data Partners

A Data Partner is an organization that provides data and/or services under the Master Data License Agreement.

Development Partners

A Development Partner is an international organization that receives data and/or services under the Master Data License Agreement.

How to Engage

Data Partner

The Partnership unlocks public good opportunities from proprietary data in a secure, responsible manner. Through partnership, Data Partners can open markets in emerging economies, discover new data methods that inform future products, and increase staff skills through collaboration and secondment opportunities.

Development Partner

The Partnership is open to donors and entities engaged in international development work. Members have access to the Data Partnership Portal and are invited to participate in exchanges and training activities.

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Projects & News

Mapping entrepreneurs' response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean


Challenge: The social and economic disruption caused by Covid-19 led to numerous challenges to conduct businesses, provide essential services, and attend to the most basic well-being needs around the globe.

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The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown Measures on Internet Speed


COVID-19 and the related lockdown measures to prevent the virus’ spread have highlighted how important it is for everyone to have access to reliable and resilient digital infrastructure.

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Examining the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in India through Daily Electricity Consumption and Nighttime Light Intensity


Challenge: The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economic activity in India. When COVID-19 started to spread in India through domestic contagion, the authorities enacted a series of measures to combat the pandemic, including a strict national lockdown from March 25 to May 4 that strongly disrupted economic activity.

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