• Embracing openness in delivering an API for digital public goods

    Since day one, the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), has embraced open source values including transparency, openness, and community. The DPGA seeks to advance open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content as solutions to create a more equitable world; and, simply put, we couldn’t do it any other way […]

  • Year in Review

    While, like many, we were eager to end 2020 and look towards the new year with new energy, it is important to take time to reflect on the achievements made, the challenges overcome, and the opportunities presented in 2020. For the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA), reflecting on 2020 actually begins with our roots – […]

  • Community Sourcing Digital Public Goods

    Calling all contributors: The DPGA is now community sourcing reviews of digital public goods! Today, the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA) launched our first community sourcing exercise!  We’re asking you to participate by reviewing open source projects against the Digital Public Goods Standard with the ultimate goal of determining if a project qualifies as a […]

  • Licensing within the Digital Public Goods Standard

    As we said in our last post, “not all open source projects are digital public goods, but all digital public goods must be open source”. To be open source, there must be distribution terms, or a license, that allows for distribution and reuse. That is why licensing appears as the second indicator in the Digital […]

  • 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 […]

  • Accelerating financial inclusion during COVID-19 and beyond

    In September, 2020 the Digital Public Goods Alliance Financial Inclusion Community of Practice (CoP) engaged in a thoughtful, virtual discussion about the relationship between digital public infrastructures (DPIs) and digital public goods (DPGs). In this paper, we document our progress in defining what that intersection is, and how to identify it. In this post we […]

  • 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 4: Meet our Co-Founder, UNICEF

    This week, we wrap up our four part series highlighting the work of each Digital Public Goods Alliance co-founder. This week we’re featuring UNICEF. If you missed it, check out the rest of the series featuring iSPIRT, Norway and Sierra Leone. And, for more on the DPGA follow us on Twitter or sign up for our […]

  • 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 […]