Datastake is the result of 12 years of research and testing by its founders, in countries marginalised through postcolonial rhetoric, where stigmatisation and prejudice have fueled a cycle of exclusion.
Datastake is designed to financially incentivise transparent behaviours, promote local narratives and reward positive actors.
Information management innovation is traditionally focused on privatised databases, where data is compiled and managed by application owners. Datastake is different. We transfer data management capacity to primary information sources, and protect their data ownership.
Datastake helps its users structure information and turn subjective opinions into fact reporting. Paragraphs of text are converted into one hundred data points, which makes the informational content relevant to a broader audience.
Information compiled by users will follow the same format across applications and across use cases. This maximises opportunities for consolidation of information from multiple sources, in a context where no single party can be trusted.
We build utility at application layer, to assist local organisations and ensure that they compile data even at times when there is no client for it.
Datastake tools turn data into a valuable asset, towards sustainable funding of the transparency and accountability process in those countries where it is most needed.
Datastake’s fundamental objective is to turn data into a valuable resource, reward its primary holders and thus incentivise transparent behaviours. Challenges can't get solved if data used to evaluate them can't be trusted.
Our users hold information on villages which Google can't place on its Maps.