Digital Public Goods Definition

Digital public goods are open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards, and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable best practices, do no harm, and are of high relevance for attainment of the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This definition is drawn from the UN Secretary-General’s definition found in the 2020 Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and serves as the foundation of the DPG Registry.

Visit this map to explore where digital public goods have been created and implemented.


DPGA Technical Team Review

Digital Public Good

Joining the DPG Registry

This registry houses both nominations and digital public goods. Nominating is the first step towards being recognised as a digital public good. Once a nomination is submitted, it undergoes a technical review against the DPG Standard, a baseline of 9-indicators that serve as a minimum standard that all digital public goods must meet. Submissions that have been successfully reviewed and found to meet the DPG Standard will receive a DPG icon. Click on that icon for further insight into how it meets each indicator.

For information on how to submit a nomination to the DPG Registry, see our submission guide.

Data Explorer

distribution by type
distribution by SDG

Please note the DPG Registry includes digital solutions that have been nominated to be digital public goods. Nominees have not yet been reviewed against the DPG Standard or may currently be undergoing review. Licensing information for each nominee is presented based on received and collected information and in some cases has been simplified. Errors may have happened in the nomination process. Licensing information should therefore be reviewed in full, as listed at the source, before implementation is considered.