Data for Development Network

Advancing the ethical and responsible use of data to address critical development challenges both globally and locally

    The Data for Development Network

    The Data for Development Network ( is an alliance of Global South-based research organisations working to mobilise the knowledge needed to advance the use of data to address critical development challenges. The Network seeks to shape a more inclusive response to development challenges by bringing southern perspectives on the use and impact of data to the forefront.

Current Highlights

Global Data Barometer

Second Edition of the GDB

Mapping Data for the Public Good

The Global Data Barometer team is thrilled to announce that the journey towards the second edition of the Global Data Barometer has officially begun.

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D4D Network Newsletter

Our November Newsletter is Out!

This newsletter covers the activities of, including project updates, blogs, publications, and the latest info on our regional and global initiatives.

State of Open Data

Roundtables - Series 4

Roundtables from November 21-24, 2023

Series 4 zeros in on perspectives of the impact of open data around the world with a focus on government finances, health, geospatial data, and urban development.

Results Launched

Global Data Barometer

Mapping Data for the Public Good

The Global Data Barometer measures the state of data for good in relation to urgent societal and development issues. The Barometer assessed over 100 countries around the world on a set of robust comparative indicators.

Responsible AI

Responsible AI Index

Measuring Responsible AI Around the World

The Global Index will measure progress on the responsible use of AI in over 120 countries from a human-rights based perspective, tracking global efforts to put responsible AI principles into practice.

Research Findings

The State of Open Data

Assessing the Impact of Open Data

New Blogs every week! We're working with community experts from around the world to update the State of Open Data to provide updates on the impact of open data and the major challenges still to be addressed.