Tech for Social Good
Tech for Social Good leverages GitHub’s platform, products, community, and people to strengthen the social sector’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Key Activities
We answer key questions to help the social sector build better technology solutions and collaborative cultures.
We bring together communities around the SDGs and technology topics that are relevant in the social sector.
Guides and Tools
We create guides, case studies and other resources to help the social sector use and contribute back to open source solutions.
We support community events that promote Tech for Social Good work on the SDGs.
The monitoring, evaluation, research & learning (MERL) Center is an open source community founded by Tech for Social Good and in partnership with MERL Tech. Members of the MERL Center collaborate to create guides, case studies and other resources on if, how and when to use open source for MERL solutions.Go to the website
In 2020, the Social Impact Team launched the Skills-Based Volunteering program to help social sector organizations address common challenges they face using GitHub and other tech platforms. Hubbers help social sector organizations address these challenges through short term virtual volunteering projects.Read more on our Insights page
World Health Organization (WHO) and COVID-19
We’re supporting WHO in their COVID-19 work, helping WHO build their open source ecosystem and documenting learnings from other public health technology organizations using GitHub, such as DHIS2 and Dimagi.Watch the talk
Open Source Research
We published our flagship research product, Open Source Software in the Social Sector, as a free resource in April 2020. We're doing additional open source social sector research and working with the Digital Public Goods Alliance to improve GitHub based on our research findings.Download the report
Request for Proposals - Defining Standardized GitHub Metrics
The GitHub Social Impact and Policy teams are issuing an RFP for a researcher to define a list of publicly available GitHub platform usage metrics by country for international development, public policy and economics disciplines. New deadline to apply is Monday, 1 November 2021. Click here to see clarifying questions and answers.Download the RFP
Participate in our Open Source Software research project
We need your help! We’re looking for participants who have experience with open source software in India, Kenya, Egypt and Mexico.Learn more
Dive into Skills-Based Volunteering’s Pilot Project with DHIS2
Before the official launch of SBV, we tested it as a pilot project with the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2)
Request for proposals: Defining standardized GitHub metrics
The GitHub Social Impact and Policy teams are issuing a Request for Proposals for a researcher to define a list of publicly available GitHub platform usage metrics by country for international development, public policy, and economics disciplines.
The MERL Center website is now live!
Nearly two years ago, we started the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Center as a community...
Open Source for Good Updates
Tech for Social Good runs the Open Source for Good mailing list.
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