The Governance Data Alliance

The Governance Data Alliance encourages greater coordination amongst data producers to fill data gaps while simultaneously investigating who governance data users actually are. The goal is to produce and aggregate high-quality but accessible governance data that policymakers and other change agents can use to take action. The Alliance’s work is currently organized around four work streams.


  1. Knowledge sharing and collaboration among data producers.

    This work stream supports peer exchange and technical assistance between groups within (and beyond) the Alliance on topics ranging from research methodology design and data analysis tools to data storage, data visualization techniques, and managing government feedback.

  2. Publishing and promoting a governance data dashboard that aggregates high-quality data in one place:

    This work stream promotes improved accessibility, standardization, and use of existing governance data.

  3. This work stream involves an analysis of responses collected through the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey as well as the collection of new data through novel “snap polls” focused on understanding future demand for governance data.

  4. Piloting coordinated data co-production efforts to explore possible economies of scale.

    This work stream aims to improve the availability of data, particularly for under-assessed countries, and to drive down the costs of data production over time….(More)