Indaba was developed by - and for - international nonprofits. Now it serves organizations in health, development, security assistance, and more.

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Indaba was originally conceived and incubated by Global Integrity, a DC-based NGO focused on open and accountable governance around the world. In September 2015, Global Integrity selected Amida to productize and scale their application and bring it to market. We are very proud to offer the completely rebuilt enterprise-ready platform, based on their vision, aligned to their goals, and with a shared commitment to open source, societally beneficial software.

Open Source

We believe that the best way to build trusted data platforms used by disparate stakeholders is to be a model of openness and transparency ourselves. That's why we build open source tools.

Why Open Source?

Open source software is a technically attractive and commercially preferable alternative to many proprietary solutions. Open source has several advantages, including: easier customization, better interoperability, superior security, and lower total cost of ownership.

Indaba was originally developed as a proprietary product. Amida has rebuilt the application as a fully open source platform. Amida will continue to operate and support Indaba through a subscription service that includes hosting, maintenance, training, and feature development.

View our code on GitHub

Indaba Platform

Basic Features

Responsive design
Easily configurable
Multiple-language support
Supports a variety of users
Optimized for low bandwidth
Secure login
Automated notifications
Project and user dashboards

What can Indaba do?

Indaba is a data collaboration platform that is purpose-built to assemble distributed knowledge about hard-to-measure concepts into structured datasets, indices, and scorecards.

Indices and Scorecards

Harness the power of your global network to create and publish indices that quantify complex concepts like good governance, transparency, freedom, health, or safety.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Convert staff assessment of effectiveness, quality, or change into data you can use to drive monitoring and evaluation of community development, institutional priorities, and conflict resolution efforts.

Informed Decision Making

Leverage existing knowledge from diverse perspectives to power data-driven decisions about resource allocation, from corporate spending to security assistance.


Amida offers Indaba customization, support, and hosting services.