• Why Open Source?

    The Digital Public Goods Alliance has spent the last several months developing the Digital Public Goods Standard, and working with stakeholders from across sectors to determine criteria that allows us to answer the question: is this a digital public good? In alignment with the UN Secretary-General’s 2020 Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, we define digital public […]

  • UNICEF’s Open Source Approach to Innovation

    Yesterday, DPGA Co-Founder UNICEF published this article outlining UNICEF’s various tools and platforms that operationalise its commitment to open source. Please find an excerpt below. UNICEF has a 70-year history of innovating for children and believes that new approaches, partnerships and technologies that support the realization of children’s rights are critical to improving their lives. […]

  • Series Part 3: Meet our Co-Founder, Sierra Leone

    This is the third in a four-part series featuring exciting work from the Co-Founders of the Digital Public Goods Alliance. This week we’re featuring Sierra Leone. If you missed it, check out Part 1 on iSPIRT or Part 2 on Norway.   Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology & Innovation (DSTI) has highlighted how […]

  • Series Part 2: Meet our Co-Founder, Norway

    NEW: Follow the Digital Public Goods Alliance on Twitter @DPGAlliance Last week we kicked off a four part series. In each part, we will share exciting work from one of the Co-Founders of the Digital Public Goods Alliance. This week we’re featuring Norway. If you missed Part 1 on iSPIRT last week, you can see it […]

  • Setting a Standard for Digital Public Goods

    In June 2020 the Secretary General of the United Nations published the “Roadmap for Digital Cooperation” which defined digital public goods as “Open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable international and domestic laws, standards and best practices, and do no harm.” This […]

  • Digital Public Goods Roundtable Update

    This morning the Digital Public Goods Alliance participated in a roundtable organized by the United Nations Secretary General’s Office on the implementation of recommendation 1B from the Report of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and subsequent Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. We provided a detailed update on the activities of the Alliance over the […]