The World Wide Web Foundation works to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.

The Web Foundation focuses on three key dimensions of human rights online:

  1. Expanding Access: Working to expand access to the Web for over half of the world’s people who are still not connected

  2. Defending Digital Rights: Fighting to ensure that everyone’s voices can be heard online, and that the Web serves people, not governments or corporations

  3. Democratising information: Innovating to make knowledge and data freely accessible to all online through open data

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

To contribute expertise, research, and advocacy in key areas of the Foundation's work to the Global Partnership. The Foundation will support the selected Secretariat in communications. It will also contribute efforts to the International Open Data Charter, the Africa Data Consensus and over all, to research, including 500,000 USD towards the publication of the Open Data Barometer. The Foundation will also launch a data innovation lab in Africa to support data literary at national and sub-national data ecosystems and build trust.