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 and digital technologies 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

The State of Open Data

Second Edition

New Horizons

We are thrilled to announce the 2nd Edition of the State of Open Data that includes 30 new chapter updates exploring the progress and challenges faced by the open data movement.

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D4D Network Newsletter

Our June Newsletter is Out!

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

Changes at the D4D Hub

D4D Hub Welcomes New Director!

The Future of Collaboration

The D4D Hub's new Director on taking over, the Future of the D4D Network, and what it means to play a critical role in the future of the Hub.

D4D Network Endorsement

Data Action Plan 2030

A roadmap to achieve the SDGs

D4D Network endorses the Data Action Plan 2030 as a practical roadmap to accelerate the data revolution to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

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 140 countries, tracking global efforts to put responsible AI principles into practice.