We build privacy-preserving data products to help solve some of the world's biggest problems.

Timely insights and relevant datasets can improve how non-profits do their work, how researchers learn, and how policies are developed. When data is shared responsibly with the communities that need it, it can improve wellbeing and save lives.

About Facebook Data for Good

Facebook's Data for Good program includes tools built from de-identified data on our platform, as well as tools that we develop using satellite imagery and other publicly available sources.

Our Programs

Collaborating with experts from across fields, our Data Strategy programs aim to build trust in the value and role of data as tool for long-term societal impact. For example, we are working with partners at the Trust, Transparency and Control Labs to improve user experiences around privacy and personal data, and we have also partnered with Startup Station Singapore and IMDA on a first-of-its-kind regulatory sandbox for data-driven innovation. At Startup Garage Paris, we implement UX research, host Design Jams, and help with start-up prototype development and testing. Facebook also co-founded Datum Future, a think tank dedicated to a future in which people are confident that their data creates value for society, and in 2018, we co-sponsored 35 global roundtables in over 25 cities with experts on the future value of data. 

Our Methodology

Facebook's Data for Good team uses state-of-the-art methods to verify our models and ensure the accuracy of our products. For example, our Population Density Maps rely on machine learning techniques applied to a combination of satellite imagery and administrative data, using a variety of training data sources to increase accuracy. In survey data products like the Future of Business, we use weighting techniques to verify that our sample matches the population of interest. In all cases, Facebook's Data for Good products benefit from the technical expertise and input from our Core Data Science, Spatial Computing, AI and Research Teams, as well from our external partners working in universities and non-profits around the world.

Our Partners

Facebook’s Data for Good Team partners with a wide range of humanitarian organizations, universities and think tanks. Some of our partners are listed below.

Press Inquiries

If you're interested in writing a story about Facebook's Data for Good Program, please email press@fb.com.

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