What We Do

The Digital Public Goods Alliance: unlocking the potential of open-source technologies for a more equitable world..

Digital Public Goods

The Digital Public Goods Alliance stewards and maintains the DPG Standard and Registry, advocates for the implementation of DPGs, and convenes expert communities of practice to work on topics like climate change and disinformation. As a members-based alliance, the DPGA brings together creators, implementers, and supporters working towards a shared global vision for DPGs, and coordinates and mobilises resources in priority areas to facilitate a healthy DPG ecosystem, facilitating growth, sustainability, and impact.

Read more about each of these core functions below.

Products: DPG Standard & Registry

The DPGA stewards the DPG definition and measures solutions against the DPG Standard.
The DPGA maintains the DPG Registry of digital public goods, increasing their discoverability.

Advocacy

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The DPGA advocates for the implementation of DPGs globally. Examples include the Digital Public Goods Charter.

Read more about our advocacy initiatives below.

50-in-5

50-in-5 is a global campaign aimed at accelerating DPI adoption by bringing countries together to help radically shorten implementation journeys. Participating countries share learnings, best practices, and technologies that can ultimately reduce costs and maximise impact. The goal of 50-in-5 is for 50 countries to design, launch, and scale at least one component of their digital public infrastructure stack in a safe, inclusive, and interoperable manner in five years, by the end of 2028.

Visit the campaign website here.

Digital Public Goods Charter

In April 2022, it was announced that the DPGA will be co-leading the process for the Digital Public Goods Charter (DPG Charter) alongside the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). The DPG Charter will advance the use of digital public goods, enabling countries to build safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure at scale, improving outcomes for people.

The DPG Charter brings together stakeholders from governments; private sector companies; philanthropic foundations; the UN, development banks and other multilateral institutions; non-governmental organisations, academia, media and other civil society organisations. Stakeholder participation represents a commitment to advancing the use of digital public goods which can enable countries to build safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure at scale. To learn more, see the DPG Charter website here.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups of experts who convene to support the discovery, assessment, and advancement of digital public goods with high potential for addressing critical development needs and responding to urgent challenges.

The Digital Public Goods Alliance, alongside co-chairing organisations, produce reports Community of Practice reports highlighting the particularly relevant digital public goods in each category. Find these reports here.

Membership

The DPGA, via its membership, coordinates and mobilises resources across the DPG ecosystem.

The DPGA is a members-based alliance, where all members work to advance digital public goods and are aligned in our efforts to achieve the DPGA’s strategic objectives. We use a Member Roadmap to showcase the activities undertaken by the DPGA and our members.

Our members consist of governments including their agencies; multilateral organisations including UN entities; philanthropic foundations, funders, and think tanks; and technology companies.