Development Data Partnership

Solving Development Challenges through Data Science Collaboration between Companies and International Organizations.

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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 MOUs between international organizations saves time and resources.

Data Marketplace

A web-based proposal management portal facilitates seamless interactions between Data and Development Partners.

Shared Secure IT Architecture

Centralized IT architecture and processes for ingesting, storing, and pre-processing data, as well as for coding collaboration, lower costs and facilitate secure data use.

Data Goods

Accessible code repositories for derived data products and algorithms broaden Partnership impact.

Data Governance

A robust data governance system guides best practices for responsible and ethical data use.

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

Monitoring and Simulating Trade Disruptions through Satellite-Based Vessel Data and Big Data Analytics


Global supply chains are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, natural hazards and geopolitical trade tensions. The International Monetary Fund and the Environmental Change Instituteat the University of Oxford established PortWatch to help people assess the domestic and international trade impact of actual and future disruptions.

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Uncovering the Digital Divide in Brazil: Data Reveals Internet Inequality Across Income Groups


Leveraging data from Ookla for Good™, the World Bank’s Digital Development Global Practice has analyzed the relationship between internet speed and income inequality within a sample of Brazilian cities.

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Macroeconomic Monitoring with Google Trends


Challenges such as a lack of timely high-frequency data make it difficult to monitor and evaluate changing economic situations. Google’s weekly search volume index (SVI) helped the International Monetary Fund provide more timely response and assessment of economic activity especially in Labor Markets and Tourism.

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