MCC’s Data Collaboratives for Local Impact works with partner countries to leverage the digital economy for economic growth.
DCLI seeds the establishment of self-sustaining centers of data use, advancing data analysis for better development.
DCLI empowers women and youth with data and digital skills needed for employment, and to find local solutions to local problems.
DCLI advocates and enables policy shifts and data ecosystem development – leading to data-driven decisions, transparency and openness, and citizen participation.
DCLI finds and invests in digital innovators through grant challenges, incubation and acceleration, and surfacing venture capital – leveraging local initiative to drive sustainable development.
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DATA CAN IMPROVE THE WORLD.
DCLI takes a systems approach – working with partner countries to assess data ecosystem limitations and investing to shift the dynamic toward better use of data and digital by:
- Establishing centers of data expertise to advance sustainable development.
- Training to empower youth and women with skillsets to participate fully in the digital economy.
- Surfacing local innovation and civic technology to serve citizens by supporting and connecting entrepreneurs.
- Advocating for governance that enables greater data openness, interoperability, sharing and re-use.
DCLI is currently active in Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, Lesotho, Kenya and Malawi.