Final Report: Data Financing for Global Good
Lehdonvirta, V., Mittelstadt, B. D., Taylor, G., Lu, Y. Y., Kadikov, A., and Margetts, H. (2016) Data Financing for Global Good: A Feasibility Study. University of Oxford: Oxford Internet Institute.
The project report summarises the results of a study commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by a multidisciplinary team based at the Oxford Internet Institute to investigate the feasibility of data financing. The purpose of the study was to take the first step in assessing whether and how data financing mechanisms might work to address global funding gaps, and what forms they could and should take. The study focused on a series of four expert workshops, bringing together stakeholders from around the world across academia, the public sector, and data-intensive industries. The result is a wide-ranging map of the issues and challenges involved, by no means exploring each avenue anywhere near to its end, but providing a chart of the general lay of the land.
Acknowledgement: The project team would like to extend its gratitude to participants in the project’s four workshops, who provided extremely valuable insight and critical feedback without which the report would not have been possible.