Working together to make data open and freely available, while protecting the rights of people and communities.



Lutsk City Council, Ukraine joins ODC’s global network

Lutsk joins the Open Data Charter’s network of over 100 government adopters

Lujan de Cuyo adopts the international Open Data Charter principles

Lujan de Cuyo is the 100th government adopter to join ODC’s global network

Open Data and Climate Change: Experiences from the Americas

Perspective on the state of open data, climate information, and governance models in 6 countries in the Americas

Sustainable Data for a Changing World:

The Open Data Charter’s Strategy for 2024–2026

First Five with Joe Tansey

Get to know our new Implementation Working Group co-chair, Joe Tansey, Senior Product Manager, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Open Up Guide for Care Sector

A step-by-step on how to develop care policies through open data

[Spotlight] Looking Back to Move Forward: Expanding the open data discourse and a call for a new IWG co-chair

Balancing on a Tightrope:

Transparency and Personal Data Protection in the EU

AI governance for and from the Global South

Building the basis for a sustainable and human rights centered development

Preserving the democratic process without censorship:

Election integrity and freedom of expression

Privacy, Public Transparency, and Climate Change

How transparency and data protection can help environmental public policies in Brazil

Case Study: Care Indicator System in Mexico City

A project of the Women’s Secretariat of Mexico City, developed by Open Data Charter in the framework of IDRC’s Care Economy Partnerships 4 Change with the collaboration of Codeando Mexico and Cívica Digital

A human-centric approach to personal data

Birds-eye view on the journey towards a fair, sustainable and prosperous digital society

Uzhgorod City, Ukraine adopts the international Open Data Charter principles

The Open Data Charter is pleased to welcome Uzhgorod City, Ukraine to our global network of adopters

The 6 International Open Data Principles

We want a world in which governments collect, share, and use well-governed data, to respond effectively and accountably to our most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Since its inception in 2015, the ODC Principles have been adopted by 101 national and subnational governments from around the world.

Our Focus Areas

We’ve worked on our focus areas as suggested by our Adopters since 2017 and have developed tools to help implement open thematic policies that integrate both supply and demand of data. 


Corruption is a network problem involving multiple layers of individuals and organisations. Anti-corruption efforts require a strong understanding of government and connections

Climate Action

Data related to climate is varied according to stakeholders, including civil society, citizens, private sector, and government agencies.

Gender Equality

Gender inequality persists in various sectors, including economic disparities due to the wage gap and the fragmented, limited information in the care economy.

In New Areas

New areas of work we’ve begun to explore to keep abreast with the latest discussions and developments in open data.

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