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Creating impact. ODTA partners support initiatives of many kinds. Knowledge, people, and tools come together to define opportunities, facilitate critical connections, and implement programs.

  • ​Beginning March 2013, this website will no longer be in effect. is the new home of the Open Development Technology Alliance!

  • Join the conversation and submit feedback on four draft how-to notes exploring how to best use technology as an instrument to make governments and donors more accountable and responsive to citizens' needs. Read more »

  • ​A common theme in the field of open government refers to the use of technologies as a means to foster citizen engagement, but a closer examination shows that most initiatives facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICT) have been characterized by low levels of citizen engagement. In Brazil, however, the state of Rio Grande do Sul stands out as an exception. Read more »

  • In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are helping increase citizen participation, positively transforming the relation between citizens and their government, ultimately resulting in more effective public service delivery. Read More »

  • The World Bank wants to hear your views on seven new research papers, launched under the Open Development Technology Alliance, that explore the uses of technologies in improving transparency and participation.

  • The Government of Kenya is opening public data in order to increase government transparency and public engagement; and taking advantage of Kenya’s ubiquitous mobile phones and increasing Internet use in the process.  Read More »

  • The Government of Moldova is undertaking a bold initiative to improve public sector governance and increase global competitiveness—through the use of new information technologies. Read More »

  • Lack of clean water and good sanitation is the world’s single largest cause of illnesses. The Global WaterHackathon is an innovative attempt to bring new ideas to pressing global challenges in water resource management. Read More »

  • In Dar es Salaam, more than 70% of residents live in unplanned areas without roads, drainage and waste collection. To prioritize development needs, local university students have been geo-coding marginalized neighborhoods.​ Read More »