Akvo helps people use data, to transform international development

Akvo is a not-for-profit foundation that creates open source, internet and mobile software and sensors. We work with people improving infrastructure and services, for disadvantaged populations.

We focus on making international development and country governance more effective, transparent and collaborative.

Around the world, we help our partners act to improve the management of water, sanitation, agriculture, health, energy, education and the environment.

map - visualise - monitor

Akvo tools help organisations collect useful data, in better ways. We provide training to improve skills in gathering, mapping, and visualising data over time.

discover - analyse - improve

Partners use Akvo tools to integrate and analyse their data with other sources. This gives insight into complex situations, turning data into knowledge that drives better decisions.

report - communicate - collaborate

Akvo tools improve openness and coordination between colleagues, networks, civil society, NGOs, and governments. Our systems publish and exchange project data to improve your performance, and build understanding and support of your work.

Open source infrastructure

A new layer of information technology is unfolding across the world, at a rate that outpaces improvements in services and infrastructure. Akvo tools are open source because we believe the systems and infrastructure on which society is built should not be closed and proprietary.