OD4D works to catalyze action to set a global open data for sustainable development agenda, support governments in their open data initiatives, scale data solutions for sustainable development, monitor the availability, use, and impact of open data around the world.
The Feminist Open Government (FOGO) initiative aims to advance gender equality and better governance through increased transparency, participation, accountability, and government responsiveness. The OD4D hubs are working together with the Open Government Partnership to map opportunities and challenges to advance FOGO in developing countries.
A project that seeks to review the development of the open data movement over the past 10 years. An assessment of successes or failures that will look back in order to look forward at how best to shape the future of open data around the world.
The Open Data Barometer (ODB) aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. ODB compares contextual data, technical assessments, and secondary indicators to analyse global trends and compare countries.
The Open Data Charter consists of six Open Data principles. The Charter emerged out of the third International Open Data Conference in 2015, in consultation with hundreds of participants from around the world.
The Open Data Impact Map is a public database of organizations that use open government data from around the world. It was developed to provide governments, international organizations, and researchers better understanding of the demand for open data.
The Open Data Index aims to measure the state of open government data around the world. This is completed through a crowdsourced survey to assess the openness of specific government data sets, allowing results from a citizen's perspective.
The OD4D program is hosted at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and co-funded by the Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and the Hewlett Foundation.