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Artificial Intelligence

Global Index on Responsible AI

Measuring progress toward the responsible use of artificial intelligence in over 100 countries around the world from a human-rights based perspective

The Global Index on Responsible AI will measure progress toward the responsible use and development of artificial intelligence in over 100 countries around the world from a distinctly human-rights based perspective. It aims to address the need to track the implementation of responsible AI principles in practice.

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Benchmarking Data for Development

Global Data Barometer

A critical new benchmark on country-level data governance, data capability, data availability, and the use of data for the public good

The Global Data Barometer (GDB) will provide essential data to drive a fuller understanding of progress to date on the use of data for development, open data implementation, and data justice around the globe, providing actionable insights on data governance, the capacity for data use, and the availability of key datasets.

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Open Data for Development

Open Data

Working to advance open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic development challenges

Open Data will be a critical work stream of the evolving Data for Development initiative. D4D.net intends to build on a range of open data projects delivered through the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), a global network of regional hubs across the Global South funded by IDRC, Global Affairs Canada, and Hewlett Foundation. New projects, such as the 2022 Edition of the State of Open Data, will continue to build critical research on the use of open data in developing countries in order to spur social change, increase government transparency, and support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Data Governance

Data for Democratic Development - D4D²

Exploring Critical Issues in the Use and Governance of Data to Advance Democratic Development

The D4D Network will work to foster the innovative use of data to advance inclusive and democratic development by supporting a series of local interventions to address key challenges facing policy-makers seeking to affect real change across the Global South.

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Building Inclusiveness

Data and Gender Equality

Advancing efforts to increase gender data capacity and leverage new technologies to address discrimination faced by girls and women

The D4D Global Research Hub will undertake action-oriented research and identify opportunities to advance the data capacity of gender organizations to increase gender data capacity and leverage new technologies for data collection that support policy-makers and stakeholders in addressing the multiple forms of discrimination faced by girls and women.

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