Briefings and updates

Reports, notes and analysis on DataShift’s direct support, research and policy work.


We’re researching how citizen-generated data can help the monitoring and progress of Sustainable Development Goals, the impact of citizen-generated data initiatives, and documenting what we’ve learned from our direct support to citizen-generated data initiatives.

Case Studies

We’re producing case studies of innovative uses of citizen-generated data from around the world, from the international development sector and beyond.


Handbooks, articles and guides to help citizen-generated data initiatives design and manage projects.

Citizen-generated data is not a new concept, and it already exists under many different labels – citizen science, citizen journalism, user-generated content, and crowdsourced data, to name just a few. We’ve collated a number of resources and guides which talk about citizen-generated data topics, to strengthen and support its use among civil society.