The ODI supports programmes – in the UK and internationally – that build skills and expertise in data, in support of its vision for people, organisations and communities to use data to make better decisions and be protected from any harmful impacts.

One of the ODI’s manifesto points is around capability: ‘everyone must have the opportunity to understand how data can be and is being used. We need data literacy for all, data science skills, and experience using data to help solve problems.’

The Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) programme was set up to improve data skills in Tanzania, and support the national interest in using data to make better decisions and progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Read about the project in more detail in our dLab case study