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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No Person Left Behind: How Using Data Can Reduce Inequality

To fulfill the 2030 Agenda and its ‘Leave no one behind’ promise, we must empower organizations around the world to collect quality, timely, and reliable data for action and impact starting with one of the world’s most vulnerable populations, people with disabilities.
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Ghana Paves the Way to a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Over 150 participants attended the two-day National Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development Forum in Accra, Ghana in which Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana, delivered a powerful keynote address that signaled Ghana’s commitment to build a robust data ecosystem for sustainable development.
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We are looking for a Technical Manager!

The Technical Manager will support the technical program, activities, and products of the Global Partnership.
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From Texts to Tweets to Satellites: The Power of Big Data to Fill Gender Data Gaps

A new report on Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls demonstrates how four big data sources can be harnessed to fill gender data gaps and inform policy aimed at mitigating global gender inequality.
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Big Data Analytics for the Sustainable Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

A seminar took place in Santiago, Chile, to foster a multi-stakeholder dialogue to advance the use of big data analytics in decision-making and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Global Partnership Announces Funding for Earth Observation Data Projects

Within the selected projects for the first Innovation Fund, several are focused on the use of earth observations to improve SDG monitoring and environmental data.
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Announcing Funding for 10 Development Data Innovation Projects

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank’s Development Data Group announce the ten recipients of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding.
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Leveraging Big Data to Improve Health Outcomes for All

Big data and new technological innovations have the potential to address health inequalities and improve health outcomes for patients. These new tools and methods are able to provide a stronger evidence base for more efficient, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable healthcare delivery.
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United Nations Foundation and GSMA Team Up to Support Data for Good

The United Nations Foundation and GSMA announced a partnership at the Mobile World Congress that leverages their shared objective to unlock the power of data for good, specifically to support the SDGs.
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Data Champion Hans Rosling Passes Away

Hans Rosling was an inspiration to the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data in his relentless quest to make data tell stories, to challenge myths, and to give confidence to those working for a better world.
  
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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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