To achieve our vision we work in partnership with others to increase our impact and influence across the globe.

Our formal partnerships

We have formal partnerships with:

Development Research and Training (DRT), Uganda
  • Research organisation undertaking policy-oriented analysis aimed at informing and influencing a wide range of issues, including reducing poverty in Uganda and other East African countries.
Freedom Forum, the NGO Federation and Young Innovations, Nepal
  • Since 2011 we have worked together to develop the capacity of individuals and organisations to access, analyse and use information to engage in policy and decision-making processes within Nepal.
Gestão de Interesse Público/Public Interest Management (GiP), Brazil
  • GiP works on a variety of socio-environmental initiatives and projects with the aim of strengthening civil society organisations. They convene different actors and share knowledge that favours the promotion of global social and environmental justice. DI and GiP partner on the theme of climate change and poverty.
The governments of Ghana and Sweden, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Open Knowledge Foundation, UK
  • A joint collaboration bringing together tools and training materials to increase use of open development data, reduce duplication of new tools, and provide space for people to share ideas and resources.
The Brookings Institution, USA
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden

Our informal partnerships

We also work informally with many organisations. These partnerships are short term, strategic, and are not tied in contractual arrangements. This may result in joint statements around global issues, coordination of working groups, joint authoring of papers and reports, as well as more general informal sharing of information.

We have informal partnerships with:

Articulação Sul
BRICS Policy Center
Civil society working group on 2030 Agenda and sustainable development in Brazil
The Kenya Open Data Initiative
the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Publish What You Fund
Save the Children
The Uganda Open Development Partnership Platform

In addition, our ability to deliver good work is greatly enhanced by work with commercial partners such as Data Act Lab in Sweden and Communications Development Incorporated in Washington DC.

Our advisory roles

We serve on the boards/advisory panels of the following organisations:

Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Sheffield University – Sheffield Institute for International Development
OECD DAC Expert Reference Group on External Financing for Development
Global Nutrition Report’s Independent Expert Group (IEG)
World Humanitarian Summit – Humanitarian Effectiveness Group
DFID International Development Sector Transparency Panel
DFID PPA Evaluation Advisory Group

Our funding

We are funded by:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Canadian Department for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
UK Department for International Development
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation