Having good data is a vital step to making progress on social goals. However, open data is only valuable insofar as it is relevant to the concerns of society, and actually being used to improve people’s lives. Open Knowledge International is a global non-profit organisation focussing on realising open data’s value to society - by helping civil society groups to take action on urgent societal problems using data.

Open Knowledge International addresses this in three steps: 1) we show the value of open data for the work of civil society organizations; 2) we provide organizations with the tools and skills to effectively use open data; and 3) we make government information systems responsive to civil society.