Development Data Library (DDL) Roadmap for Education Programs
USAID considers data a public good that should be shared with a global audience, while safeguarding privacy, security, and confidentiality. As expressed in its Operational Policy, USAID encourages the broad use of data by partners, academic and scientific communities, and the public at large. Making data accessible, discoverable, and usable fuels innovation, improves program design and implementation, and ultimately, empowers the students, schools, and communities we serve.
USAID established the Development Data Library (DDL) to serve as the official data repository for the agency. Through the DDL, partners can disseminate datasets and data assets, while secondary users can discover and download data for their own benefit. The data you submit to the DDL undergo a clearance review to ensure that USAID makes as much of the data publicly available as is practical, while securing confidentiality and safety of Agency staff and program beneficiaries.
This roadmap is designed to help partners in education fulfill their contractual obligation to submit activity data to the DDL. Beyond covering the requirements for submission, we offer guidance to make sure your data are of a sufficient quality to be discoverable and useful. By submitting high quality data to the DDL, you can help fuel innovation, drive good practice, and brighten the future for the next generation of learners.