About

The Development Data Partnership is a collaboration between international organizations and companies, created to facilitate the use of granular, high-frequency data in research and international development.

Why Partnership

Public policy and provision of public infrastructure and services are heavily dependent on data – higher quality, timely data translates into more effective sector and program prioritization, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Increasingly, the private sector is generating data that could be used to complement traditional public-sector data collection methods. Through public-private collaboration, in addition to generating more timely and relevant data for decision making, entirely new public good use cases could be discovered and implemented.

By learning through real world project implementation, the Partnership transforms proprietary datasets into sustainably generated, sharable insights for improving public sector services and infrastructure.

Impact

Short Term Impact

Since launching, there are more than 150 development projects have been completed or are under implementation, covering all Sustainable Development Goals.

Long Term Impact

By learning through real project implementation, the Partnership transforms proprietary datasets into sustainably generated, sharable insights for improving public sector services and infrastructure in emerging economies.

How it works

  • Partnership

    Standard data license templates are signed between Data Partners and each participating organization (e.g., World Bank, IMF, IDB, OECD).

  • Project Proposals

    Data Partners uses the Partnership portal to evaluate project proposals submitted by staff of international organizations (Development Partners).

    Submit a Proposal


    Documentation Hub

  • Data Management

    Upon project approval, data are securely and responsibly ingested, stored, and managed through the Partnership IT architecture and procedures.

  • Data Goods

    Data Partners are kept updated through the Partnership portal of derived data products and new methods.