Our Impact

CODE's Most Recent Accomplishments

Spring is here and things are busy at CODE. Read on for updates on the work we’ve been doing over the past few months to maximize the value of open and shared data for the public good. Highlights include several new releases, some organizational updates, and publications and presentations on our three largest program areas: climate and the environment, data for equity, and health.

Joel Gurin, President, CODE


This past quarter, we launched several public CODE projects:

  • ICYMI: at the start of January, we rolled out a series of Resource and Data Hubs. They provide access to data and resources identified through our Roundtables and research in searchable, sortable tables and cover topics including climate and the environment, health, equity and justice, and more. Our two largest Hubs provide around 700 resources on climate and the environment organized around portals and databases and organizations and resources.
  • Also in January, CODE President Joel Gurin explored the potential for a new knowledge network to help apply local data for climate action by sharing strategies, resources, and tools in Apolitical.
  • CODE published our most recent collaboration with the IBM Center for the Business of Government on Open Data for Racial Equity in Workforce Opportunity. Senior Research Associate Temilola Afolabi presented findings for the Federal workforce in an article in Government Executive as well as an appearance on the GovExec Daily podcast.


CODE kept up a busy publication and speaking schedule in the first quarter of 2023.

  • Atlas Corps Fellow Muneeb Malik gave a preview of the Climate Data and Resiliency Typology (Climate DART) that CODE is now developing in our continued work with PARIS21, and gave a general overview of our recent work on climate and the environment, in a post on the Atlas Corps blog as well as a presentation to the Commonwealth Scholarships Roundtable.
  • Temi took to Government Executive to highlight the critical role that housing data can play in advancing racial equity.
  • Joel discussed data-driven social impact leadership and CODE’s mission on a panel hosted by data.org. View the entire discussion here.
  • Joel spoke to CODE’s long record of work on the Social Determinants of Health for a presentation to the California Prevention Training Center. Review the slides here.  
  • Our Research and Communications Manager Matt Rumsey presented to a Public-Parliamentary Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals hosted by AlphaZULU Advocates at the UK House of Parliament. He focused on CODE’s work on the sustainable development goals and our years of stakeholder engagement to promote the use of open and shared data for the public good. Review the slides here.
  • Roundtables Program Manager Paul Kuhne joined Temi in a presentation to a group of Strategic Site Liaisons from the National Public Safety Partnership that highlighted our previous work on policing data with Measures for Justice. Review the slides here.


This winter CODE and our staff achieved several milestones:

  • Our President, Joel Gurin, was one of only five nonprofit leaders named to the FCW Federal 100
  • Our Roundtables Program Manager Paul Kuhne and Atlas Corps Fellow Muneeb Malik were certified as Project Management Professionals, bolstering our program activities and supporting our recently announced Consulting Services.
  • Temilola Afolabi accepted an exciting new role that will take her to Ghana to work with USAID and the University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management. She will be leading a major multi-site project to reduce the threat of extremist violence. We’re happy to say that she will continue to work with CODE as a Senior Research Consultant and help provide leadership on our Open Data for Racial Equity program.


Watch your inbox for more CODE project launches over the coming months:

  • Along with our colleagues at the Data Foundation, we are releasing a Toolkit for Stakeholder Engagement in Federal Data and Evidence Programs, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. We’ll be releasing the Toolkit towards the end of April, and holding a launch event in May.
  • We will be releasing our Climate Data for Adaptation and Resilience Typology (Climate DART), which we have been developing as part of a larger project on developing more robust climate change data ecosystems with Open Data Watch and PARIS21.