• Unpacking concepts & definitions – digital public Infrastructure, building blocks, and their relation to digital public goods

    In 2021, DPGA GovStack Community of Practice convened to identify and support the advancement of DPGs relevant to a “whole of government digital transformation approach”, or GovStack. First, they aligned on key definitions and relationships between terms and concepts that are relevant to the GovStack, namely: digital public infrastructure, building blocks, and digital public goods.

  • Survey reveals enablers and challenges faced by DPG product owners

    UN Global Pulse research has identified a need to support DPG owners in scaling their innovations through access to experts. Last month, they conducted a survey to better understand this need, particularly to gauge interest in a DPG support programme that would connect subject matter experts with owners and implementers of DPGs.

  • Digital Public Goods and Open Data

    Data as a digital public good is particularly important. Data is critical to understanding problems and prospective solutions for organisations, governments, businesses, and civil society. By using open data, societies can find new ways to foster economic and human development integral to the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  • data.org joins as a member of the Digital Public Goods Alliance

    The amount of data being produced is greater than ever before. Understanding and unlocking this immense amount of data can play a critical role in improving the lives of people all around the world. This underscores why the Digital Public Goods Alliance is excited to announce that data.org will be joining as a member to […]

  • Digital Public Goods MOSIP & OpenG2P Announce Collaboration

    OpenG2P, a digital public good co-founded by the Government of Sierra Leone, Mifos, and open source volunteers, and catalyzed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has announced its collaboration with Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP).

  • Addressing the global risk of information pollution

    While digital technologies are essential parts of our lives and are providing solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, we must urgently recognise their downsides. This is particularly true when it comes to online information pollution, which has grown to be a major cause of distrust and obfuscation, blurring the lines between malicious intent, opinions, and reality.

  • Thoughtworks advocates for and advances digital public goods

    Today, the Digital Public Goods Alliance welcomes Thoughtworks as a new member. We are particularly excited about this membership both because of Thoughtworks’ leadership in advocating for, and creating, open-source software, but also their commitment to digital public goods.

  • DPGA Welcomes Governance Board

    At its formation, the Digital Public Goods Alliance was governed by an interim strategy group (ISG) made up of co-founding members. They included iSPIRT; the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad); Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI); and UNICEF.  In 2021, the decision was made to evolve the ISG to a governing […]