BETTER DATA. BETTER DECISIONS. BETTER LIVES.

A global network using data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - improving lives, fighting inequality, and promoting environmental sustainability.

Who We Are

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a global network bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

What We Do

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data drives action at the local, national, and global level to ensure the new opportunities of the data revolution are used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Our Community

Our 300 partners are joining forces to take action, galvanize political commitment, build trust, and spur innovation in the booming data ecosystems of the 21st century.

  

Data to End Hunger: The 50 X 2030 Intiative

There are 821 million hungry people worldwide and this number is on the rise.

 

The 50 X 2030 initiative, launched at UN General Assembly in September 2018, is an ambitious effort to conduct regular surveys of farming households in 50 low and lower-middle income countries by 2030—and then make the data, combined with other information sources, widely available.

 

With better data, we can end hunger, together.

  

Africa Regional Data Cube - leveraging satellite data to help people in crisis

The Africa Regional Data Cube is a new tool that harnesses Earth observation and satellite technology to help Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania address food security and issues relating to agriculture, deforestation, and water access. This tool can also play a critical role in supporting refugees, internally displaced peoples, and people living in fragile or conflict-affected states.

 

The data cube was developed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in partnership with the Group on Earth Observations, Amazon Web Services, Office of the Deputy President – Kenya, Strathmore University, and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. Learn more.

  
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A World-Changing Combination: Dr. Claire Melamed on Big Data, Collaboration and the SDGs

Cambria Hayashino (Digital Marketing, Telefónica) interviews Dr. Claire Melamed to discuss her work with Big Data and the SDGs, why collaboration is crucial to meeting Agenda 2030, and the role of telcos within the Global Partnership.
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We are looking for an Africa Regional Manager!

The Africa Regional Manager will support the Africa strategy of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.
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We are looking for a Senior Associate for Monitoring and Evaluation!

The Senior Associate for Monitoring and Evaluation will support the Global Partnership's efforts to track its progress and impact, share lessons learned, and contribute to the growing body of evidence on the importance and value of data for sustainable development.
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SDGs Data in the Classroom

With the use of data visualization and portals, a Geography teacher is dissecting complex issues and communicating the SDGs in the classroom.
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Improving Data Interoperability for the SDGs

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Global Partnership jointly established a multi-stakeholder Collaborative on SDG Data Interoperability to create the space that will bring together many different actors and initiatives to advance the policy and technical dimensions of data interoperability.
  
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.
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Data to End Hunger: The 50 X 2030 Initiative

The “50 X 2030” initiative is an ambitious effort to conduct regular surveys of farming households in 50 low and lower-middle income countries by 2030—and then make the data, combined with other information sources, widely available. The 50 will likely include 30 from sub-Saharan Africa, 10 from Asia, and 10 from Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Africa Regional Data Cube

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The Africa Regional Data Cube is a new tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security and other development issues.
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More and Better Financing for Data

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
This initiative will secure better cooperation and action on data financing by strengthening the evidence base on the value of investing in data, challenging donor behavior and prioritizing country-level needs, and advocating for more financing.
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Inclusive Data Charter

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Inclusive Data Charter was developed to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to deepen data disaggregation.
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

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The Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that work towards achieving the SDGs in low-income and lower middle-income countries.

About Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Achieving and monitoring the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens alike. It will require unprecedented amounts of data to ensure we leave a better planet for future generations.

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