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About This Survey

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Purpose of this research

Many digital public goods (DPGs) are created and adopted to address challenges low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face. To ensure the sustainability of DPGs, we must therefore understand the developer communities, priorities and capacities of open source software (OSS) in the social sector in LMICs. Building on last year’s report on OSS in the social sector and developed in partnership with Olive Branch International Digital Solutions, we are exploring these areas in a new research project. The project will also contribute insights and analysis to the ongoing implementation of the United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, particularly in the area of DPGs.
What countries are we focusing on?
Given that OSS is used worldwide, we have narrowed our focus down to four countries: Egypt, India, Kenya, and Mexico.
Who should participate in this survey?
We are looking for developers, designers, decision-makers, and funders who currently work in or have at least 1 month of experience working in Egypt, India, Kenya, or Mexico and have participated in social sector projects and/or on open source projects. 

How are we defining "the social sector"?
The social sector is any organization or company - non-profit or for-profit - whose mission is to make a positive change on a pressing social problem/challenge. (Such as a foundation, non-profit, NGO, humanitarian or global aid implementor, etc)

What do we mean by "open source"?
We define open source as code, content or data that is accessible online in a publicly available repository and under an open source license.

What will happen with my responses?
All answers and responses will be kept anonymous. These responses will be used to both collect preliminary demographic data about OSS for social impact, as well as to identify people and organizations to further speak to for our research.

To help protect your confidentiality, we will not be sharing any individual results and you have the option to skip any personally identifying questions.

We expect that this survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
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