Open Data for Development (OD4D) is hosted at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and organizes work with the guidance of the Donor’s Committee and the consultation of our implementing partners who are experts in open data.
The Donors’ Committee facilitates the overall coordination and grant management activities related to the OD4D program. The committee is the decision-making body responsible for providing the overall oversight for the program. The OD4D program is currently co-funded by the World Bank, Global Affairs Canada, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), as well as the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) (through the INASSA program).
In addition to its place on the Donor Committee, IDRC manages the OD4D program. IDRC’s responsibilities include the strategic development of the OD4D program in consultation with the OD4D network and Donors Committee; the review and approval of grants and budgets; as well as handling of granting processes, reporting, and other administrative issues.