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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Beta Launch of the Data4SDGs API Highways

The Global Partnership launched a beta version of the Data4SDGs API Highways, infrastructure that aims to provide easy access to SDG-relevant data and further empower the developer community to create rich visualizations and applications.
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Recap of the UN World Data Forum: Using OpenStreetMap for the Sustainable Development Goals

Rebecca Firth recapitulates her experience at the first United Nations World Data Forum and shares the work the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is doing with its partners towards achieving the SDGs.
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Three Cheers for the First UN World Data Forum

Built on strong foundations, geared towards action, and well attended by a diverse set of global actors, the United Nations World Data Forum concludes and sets an ambitious agenda to improve sustainable development data ecosystems.
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UN World Data Forum Gearing Up for January Kick-off in Cape Town

Plans are in high gear for the inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017.
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Financing SDG data needs: What does it cost?

Two reports argue that financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) data needs -- effectively measuring and monitoring SDG implementation -- requires modest additional investment in data and statistical capacity.
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Why is Data Important for Social Good?

Several organizations unite to unpack why data is important for our common social good and which are the obstacles and opportunities found in the sharing of data.
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East Africa's Open Data Revolution

The East Africa Open Data Conference provided a glimpse of Africa’s commitment to the data revolution for sustainable development. Around 180 attendants gathered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, including government, business, and civil society representatives from more than 20 countries.
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Potholes and Development Goals: A Dispatch from Kenya’s Silicon Savannah

Evidence presented at the Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, suggests that Kenyans are rushing to apply the “Leave No One Behind” principle in regard to data for sustainable development.
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Joining-up Data Standards Requires Joined-up Leadership

It is recognized that in order to maximize the value of existing data both for decision-making and accountability, data from different sources and published to different standards should be joined-up. So, which are the barriers for change?
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Claire Melamed selected as Executive Director of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Interim Steering Group of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data announced that Dr. Claire Melamed was selected the organization’s first-ever Executive Director.
  
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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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