New sources of data and new methods of data analysis are changing what we know about the world. Open Data Watch tracks and supports this Data Revolution.

ODW is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the junction of open data and official statistics, monitoring open data policies, measuring their success and impact, sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and offering strategic advice and practical assistance to national governments, international organizations, and other NGOs.

Monitoring & Reporting

Supporting the global interest in open data, Open Data Watch monitors implementation of open data programs, develops tools to assess them, and sponsors workshops, seminars, and on-line discussions to champion new ideas and promote smart, well-informed approaches to open data.

Knowledge & Partnershipknowledge and partnership

Believing that development knowledge should be openly available and freely shared, Open Data Watch builds partnerships to increase understanding of development data, shares knowledge of technical experts and practitioners, and helps identify useful tools and sources of financial support.

Strategy & Guidance

Working with country and agency partners, Open Data Watch provides technical assistance to strengthen data management and dissemination practices and offers strategic advice and guidance on implementation of projects leading to overall improvements in statistical capacity.

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN)

A new approach to assessing the coverage, openness and accessibility of vital datasets needed for monitoring and managing the social, economic and environmental development of every country. Explore ODIN here ».


Ready to Measure: Sixteen Indicators for Monitoring SDG Gender Targets

The fundamental principle of the 2030 development agenda is to leave no one behind. Achieving real inclusion – and monitoring progress – will require a significant improvement in the availability of data disaggregated by gender, age, and other important attributes. Read the report

The Voices of Open Data