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Better data for better social outcomes

We are the International Network for Data on Impact and Government Outcomes (INDIGO). Here you can explore our datasets, read our latest news, join our events and find out more about data sharing in the field of social outcomes.


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What is INDIGO?

INDIGO is a community of peers from different countries, sectors and policy domains with an interest in sharing data about projects that seek to address complex social problems.

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The INDIGO initiative includes community activities, a system for sharing data, and various datasets available as open data on the GO Lab website. As an emerging data collaborative, we believe that helping more people share and use quality data will improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of these projects.


INDIGO maintains a community of practitioners that meet regularly to share learnings and contribute to debates in the field. Aside from our peer learning groups, our global data stewards actively engage with the community of practitioners of the region, provide feedback on the usefulness of the INDIGO data standards and propose changes when necessary.​ Learn more about our global data stewards in Brazil and South Africa.


INDIGO offers a collaborative open process for sharing information about outcomes projects, including data definitions and open source code for our database and data visualisations.


An outcomes-based approach fundamentally involves data on outcomes. Data may be used within an organisation, among a group of organisations, and with external parties including the public. To date our focus has been on impact bonds. Our intention is to widen this focus to include other types of collaborations around social outcomes. 

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INDIGO's datasets and tools have been used by academics, policymakers, and public and private sector practitioners from all around the world. See how INDIGO can be relevant to your work.

INDIGO is always looking for more partners and collaborators! Learn more about ways to contribute or work with us here.

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