Establishing the open Web as a basic right and a public good.

We deliver digital equality by securing policy change. Why policy? Decisions made by governments and businesses have far-reaching effects on who can access the web and use it to improve their lives. Influencing relevant policies, rules and regulations for the better brings us closer to the web we want.

How do we influence policies?

  • Through partnerships and coalitions. We believe in the power of working together, so we work with a wide range of actors from governments, businesses, and civil society to understand the issues, advocate, and collaborate to deliver change.
  • Advocacy based on evidence. Our work is evidence-based, meaning that our conversations with policy makers — and our related advocacy campaigns — are rooted in robust research, often our own.
  • We experiment and innovate. What works in one country or city won’t necessarily work in another, so our local coalitions and Labs tailor solutions to local realities.

Below you can see a full list of our current and past projects.

Women’s Rights Online

As the digital revolution steams ahead, women and girls are being left behind — poor urban women in the developing world are 50% less likely than men to access the internet. Determined to tackle this challenge head on, our Women’s Rights Online network drives women's empowerment on and through the web by working to reform policy and regulation to close the digital gender gap.

Open Data Charter

Open data can help governments deliver greater transparency and citizen participation. Guided by
six core principles, the international Open Data Charter guides and supports governments as they implement shared open data principles, standards and best practices. More than 70 governments and organisations have joined the movement and we’re working to expand the Charter’s adoption and implementation further.

Previous projects