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INDIGO peer learning group - Whose data is it anyway?


The International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO) is an emerging data collaborative interested in sharing data about the design, implementation and evaluation of outcome-based projects. INDIGO’s ambition is to support the creation and use of quality data by policymakers, NGOs, citizen advocates and anyone who is addressing or is interested in complex social problems. Learn more about INDIGO here

The International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO) peer learning group is about building shared culture and standards around data in social outcome-based projects. The group meets quarterly and is a forum for civic tech enthusiasts, policy-makers and other actors in cross-sector partnerships for social outcomes to work together towards better data for better social outcomes. The sessions are run by Mara Airoldi, GO Lab Academic Director, and Juliana Outes, GO Lab Data Steward. Read more about the INDIGO initiative here

Session recording

INDIGO peer learning session - Whose data is it anyway?

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Session overview

We explored data sharing practices and agreements in outcomes-based contracts. Together with a group of practitioners managing outcomes contracts, we discussed which terms of the contracts the community was willing to openly share and which terms should be kept in confidence. We deep dived into the enablers of data sharing and transparency. What terms of the contract enables a project manager to share data? Which data points can be shared? If there are no provisions in the contract regarding data sharing, what is the default position?


We encouraged our participants to have a look at the Open Contracting Partnership report 'Mythbusting confidentiality in public contracting'.