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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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

Digitalization and Resilience to COVID-19 Shocks: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa


Challenge The COVID-19 pandemic has brought major disruption to economic activities and human welfare across the world. Despite the pandemic’s late arrival, Sub-Saharan African countries were faced with unprecedented challenges to contain the spread of the pandemic and mitigate the damage to the economy.

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Facebook’s Covid-19 Trends and Impact Survey


With as many as 8 vaccines approved for use around the world the most urgent need now to control the spread of the novel coronavirus is increasing vaccination rates.

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Unlocking Mobility: TapTap Maps in Cap-Haïtien


Challenge Haitian cities suffer from poor transportation services, and the lack of data from existing services limits improvement efforts. Tap Taps are the most popular motorized transportation mode employed across Haiti, yet there is not enough data on them as they are informal, private, and marginally regulated.

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