As the digital economy has expanded globally, an increasingly complex, geographically diverse group of stakeholders has become active in the data ecosystem. The World Development Report, Data for Better Lives, argues that a multi-stakeholder approach to data governance is better equipped to govern the complex data ecosystem in a transparent, inclusive, and distributed way, which reflects the interests of all key stakeholders.

This webinar discussed successful examples of multistakeholder governance models and the implications of sustaining such models, building on the World Development Report to deepen our understanding of how to promote multi-stakeholder governance based on practical experience. Hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank, this webinar featured a moderated panel discussion with experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society, The GovLab, and the Wellcome Trust.