CKAN is a fully-featured, mature, open source data management solution. CKAN provides a streamlined way to make your data discoverable and presentable. Each dataset is given its own page with a rich collection of metadata, making it a valuable and easily searchable resource.

Frictionless data

Frictionless Data is about removing the friction in working with data through the creation of tools, standards, and best practices for publishing data using the Data Package standard, a containerization format for any kind of data.

Global Open Data Index

The Global Open Data Index is a civil society collaborative effort to track the state of open government data around the world. The survey is designed to assess the openness of specific government datasets according to the Open Definition. Through this initiative we want to provide a civil society audit of how governments actually publish data with input and review from citizens and organisations

Local Open Data Census

The local Open Data Census helps civil society to monitor open data publication on a municipal and regional level in their countries


Open Knowledge Foundation is a member of Open Data for Development (OD4D), a global network of leaders in the open data community, working together to develop open data solutions around the world. In addition to supporting the work we do on the Global Open Data Index and School of Data, through OD4D we provide direct support to CSO and journalists to be able use data and technology effectively.

Open Data for Tax Justice

A global network of people and organisations using open data to improve advocacy, journalism and public policy around tax justice

Open Data Handbook

Guides, case studies and resources for government & civil society on the "what, why & how" of open data.


OpenSpending is a centralized platform on the topic of public financial information, including an global database of budgets and spending data, a community of contributors and users exposing cases, and a set of open resources and tools providing technical, fiscal, and political understanding necessary to work with financial data.

Public Domain Review

An online journal & not-for-profit project dedicated to promoting and celebrating the public domain

School of Data

School of Data works to empower civil society organisations, journalists and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively in their efforts to create more equitable and effective societies.

The Open Definition

The main international standard for open data and open data licences, providing principles and guidance for all things “open”.