We are a non-profit data innovation lab based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Our work is centred on utilising open data to find sustainable solutions to pressing social issues.
We start by identifying a pressing social problem that open data could help solve. Then, we team up with partners and work from the bottom-up to develop, test, and refine possible solutions. We draw on years of experience, deep research, and bring practical lessons into play. We’re interested in tailored approaches rooted in local realities, not cut and paste solutions imported from elsewhere.
Our goal is to empower our partners to run their own sustainable open data initiatives that lead to social benefit, through research, incubation, training and engagement. To enhance impact, we also share our learnings and methods openly – through the production of how-to guides, lessons learned papers, and training manuals – and encourage others to use them in their work.
We also know that individual open data initiatives can only thrive in the right political, legal, and social climate. So, we invest time in fresh research – building evidence around how open data can solve complex challenges that benefit citizens. Then, we use this evidence to advocate for greater openness. Our regular workshops and events provide safe environments to facilitate dialogue among different stakeholder groups, encouraging partners to learn from each other.