The Digital Impact Exchange

The Digital Impact Exchange has been developed by the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) to be a resource for T4D practitioners to discover and evaluate digital public goods that are oriented toward achieving the SDGs. The Exchange is built to support the SDG Digital Investment Framework developed by DIAL and ITU.

The Exchange aggregates data from a wide range of sources and is regularly updated to provide a comprehensive view of technologies that have been developed to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

How to use the Exchange

The Digital Impact Exchange is designed to be flexible and give users multiple starting points for discovering and evaluating digital platforms. The Exchange has a powerful search and filtering system that allows users to clearly see and understand how Sustainable Development Goals, Use Cases, Workflows, Building Blocks and Products connect. These connections are all a part of the SDG Framework.

In addition, the Exchange also provides data on where Products have been deployed (Projects) and by whom (Organizations).

On the main page of the application, the user will see a navigation bar:


This navigation bar allows the user to see the various Sustainable Development Goals, Use Cases, Workflows, Building Blocks, and Products in the Exchange. Click on any section, and the main window will display the entries for that category.

Within each section, the Exchange has powerful search and filtering capabilities. Type any text into the search bar to find items that are related to that text. Click on the ‘Filter by’ label or arrow to expand the filtering functions. The filters allow the user to select a specific sector, country, use case, SDG, or building block and see the items that match that filtering criteria. For example, if a user selects a specific SDG, the Exchange will show the use cases, workflows, building blocks, and products that are oriented toward addressing that SDG. See the filtering section for more information.

Finally, the Exchange has several different map views that provide information on where products have been deployed, where organizations work, and what mobile network services are available in different countries.