Tiffany C. Davis

Tiffany C. Davis

Director - AMALI Data Programme



Tiffany C. Davis is an open data advocate focused on working in and alongside government to improve data practices in data management and on the use of data to make government more efficient and accountable. She currently serves as Director of the African Centre for Cities’ African Mayoral Leadership Initiative (AMALI) Data Programme, a multi-year programme focused on engaging mayors and their staff to best use data to monitor and evaluate progress, achieve legacy goals and improve decision-making by establishing foundational data practices.

Davis and a team of city data advisors work with African cities to improve data management practices and establish performance- management efforts. She previously served as Director of the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University (GovEx), where she managed the organisation’s service- delivery efforts, providing technical assistance and coaching to city government leaders to align mayoral and strategic priorities with data management and technological solutions across programmes such as the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative Data Track, Opportunity Accelerator, and Bloomberg City Data Alliance.

Davis has also spearheaded programmes such as the Open Data Initiative, Community Investment Tax Credits, and StateStat for the Maryland State Government, with a keen focus on neighbourhood revitalisation and establishing performance and open data practices. She is a Baltimore City native and holds a bachelor’s degree in government and public policy and a master’s in public administration from the University of Baltimore. In 2021 she received the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Steven D. Ford Memorial Award for demonstrated professionalism and leadership achievement in the field of public administration.