Through years of collaborative technical implementations across the globe, we have seen firsthand what makes data, technology, and evidence effective. Our adaptive and sustainable approach provides a foundation for partners to grow. This perspective supports governments, international organizations, and local leaders to formulate policy, create data strategies, and measure results.
DG’s applied experience gives us valuable policy insights. Our globally-based team understands sectoral and country-specific contexts, our partnership ethos means we are well equipped to ask questions and seek answers, and our implementation approach centers on co-creating flexible, iterative solutions to achieve better outcomes.
Global Data Policy
Learnings from implementing data management systems and providing strategic advisory services are our foundation for global data policy inputs. Through publications, events, and our partnerships with global institutions and multilateral organizations, we provide practical insights that pave the way for sustained global digital and data governance and strategy.
Strategic Advisory Services
Working directly with partners, governments, and institutions, we help organizations to understand their own decision-making processes; the role of data in those processes; and where and how investing in, updating, or changing their internal data use processes can help to achieve institutional goals and priorities.
Data Governance and Data Privacy
We support partners to appropriately manage their data through frameworks, policies, and data governance guidelines. While promoting open data and open-source technologies, we prioritize issues of data privacy around the safe collection, storage, deletion, and sharing of data.
Instead of our typical work as a technology builder or implementer, it was that of mentor. DG provided training and coaching to a municipal government development team in Bandung, Indonesia to implement Open Contracting Data Standard (OCDS) data mapping.
The MCC Data Landscaping pilot helps drive MCC internal decision-making and laid the groundwork for an effective, streamlined data dashboard.
Starting in 2017, DG worked with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) to develop the first-of-its-kind Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP). We built a comprehensive M&E work plan, designed to fit within existing frameworks, and calculated pre-FIAP baseline values for 26 indicators.
Data governance frameworks are essential as data and technology continue to become increasingly central to how governments, institutions, groups, and individuals all interact with one another and among themselves. Here are the best practices DG has learned in creating data governance frameworks so far.
Senior Associate Annie Kilroy explores the limitations in how digital transformation has been measured and outlines recommendations for how to better assess the value and impact of digital transformation.
Josh Powell and Jenna Slotin reflect on the Data Values Project and building a movement for change in data for development.