Open Data Policy Compliance Guide

A Practitioners’ Guide to Interpreting and Complying with USAID’s Open Data Policy

What is the Practitioner’s Guide to Interpreting and Complying with USAID’s Open Data Policy?

Developed by Project Concern International (PCI) using a micro grant from the Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program, this guide provides data management best practices, policy compliance information, a library of useful tools, and step-by step procedures for submitting data to USAID’s Development Data Library (DDL).

Designed to be easy to read and follow, the guide will enable food, nutrition and livelihood security practitioners and other stakeholders to strengthen our internal data management systems, maximize ways that data and and information can be utilized strategically to improve program quality, and ultimately support USAID’s broader vision for the value of open and shared data.

Purpose of the Guide

The goal of this guide is to enable PCI and its peer organizations to make their data useful, unleash the power of their data, by being good data stewards and implementing quality data management practices. The guide is also intended to facilitate compliance with USAID policy and in doing so, ultimately, help to create this vibrant open-data ecosystem.

About PCI

PCI’s mission is to empower people to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship. Our vision is that the most vulnerable people in the world will have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and to create vital, healthy lives for their families and communities now and for the future

This guide was made possible by a grant from The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) Program. The TOPS Micro Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of the materials produced through the Micro Grants do not necessarily reflect the views of TOPS, USAID, or the U.S. Government.