At the GIZ Data Lab we firmly believe that partnering is key. As an integral part of our work we engage with some of the most renowned actors in the data innovation space to co-design and implement initiatives, benefit from each other's strengths and thus, 


can have a bigger impact than each of us would be able to achieve individually. Below we list some of the partners with whom we have worked closely over the past months. Many others have contributed to the experiments, the design and overall work of the GIZ Data Lab.


THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) ACCELERATOR LABS are the world’s largest and fastest learning network on sustainable development challenges. The network is composed of 92 Labs covering 116 countries embedded in UNDP country offices. The objective of this network is to bring forward actionable insights and  reimagine, with policymakers, local communities and social innovators, sustainable development for the 21st century.

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DATA-POP ALLIANCE is a collaborative laboratory of researchers, experts, practitioners, policymakers, and activists created in 2013 out of MIT, Harvard and ODI. They aim at changing the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and AI; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data literate societies; and, ultimately, transforming the systems and processes that underpin our communities and societies.

GIZ DATA LAB Partner University Manchester

THE CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT INFORMATICS is part of the University of Manchester’s renowned Global Development Institute. As a multidisciplinary centre it is researching the role of information and communication technologies in socio-economic development.

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THE SIEMENS AI LAB initiates innovation activities for Responsible Industrial AI solutions at Siemens. By providing a co-creation platform for industry and AI experts, the lab enables the discovery and validation of AI opportunities.

GIZ DATA LAB Partner Dalberg

DALBERG DATA INSIGHTS seeks to identify data solutions to international development challenges. Leveraging novel and disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, Dalberg Data Insights offers products and solutions in fields such as food security and disease surveillance.

GIZ DATA LAB Partner Pulse Lab Jakarta

PULSE LAB JAKARTA is a joint data innovation facility of the United Nations (Global Pulse) and the Government of Indonesia (via the Ministry of National Development Planning, Bappenas). The Lab employs a mixed-method approach, through which it harnesses alternative data sources and advanced data analytics methods to obtain actionable insights and applies human-centered design to ground-truth insights from its data analysis and research, providing evidence to inform policy makers.

GIZ DATA LAB Partner space enabled

SPACE ENABLED is a research group within the MIT Media Lab. The group’s mission is to advance justice in Earth‘s complex systems using designs enabled by space. It applies various space technologies, including satellite earth observation, microgravity research and technology transfer, to address societal needs.