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

Understanding the Economic Impact of Vaccination


The World Bank East Asia and the Pacific Economic Update April 2022 analyzed challenges and opportunities facing the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region.

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Maldives Development Update (April 2021): A Digital Dawn


Authors for the special focus topic (Part B) on digital development: Gohar Malumyan, Junko Narimatsu and Pui Shen Yoong, with guidance from Siddhartha Raja and Fernando Im.

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Is El Salvador's health care system ready for telemedicine?


The World Bank’s Digital Economy for Latin America (DE4LAC) initiative leveraged data from Ookla for Good™ to analyze El Salvador’s telecommunication network to understand to what extent the national healthcare system could leverage the existing digital infrastructure and develop e-health applications.

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