News

March 07, 2017

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.
     

Partners

World Agroforestry Centre Logo
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment.
IBM
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
GeoPoll
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.
GDN - Global Development Network Logo
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives.
USAID - From the American People
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets, and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.
The World Bank - IBRD - IDA - World Bank Group
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
UNFPA
Supporting countries in the collection, analysis and dissemination of census data for development is a critical part of UNFPA's mandate. UNFPA plays key roles in coordinating technical and financial assistance for censuses -- support can include resource mobilization, the provision of chief technical advisers, training in technical communication and advocacy, operating publicity campaigns, as well as developing census budgets, road maps, and instruments, such as questionnaires and manuals.
Sightsavers Logo
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization - AMMCO
Our mission is to contribute to the protection of the marine megafauna and their habitats in Central Africa by improving the scientific knowledge and involving fishers and other stakeholders into sustainable halieutics.
Global Pulse
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
WORLD Policy Analysis Center
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.
African Wildlife Foundation Logo
The African Wildlife Foundation works to ensure the wildlife and wildlands of Africa will endure forever.
Prologica
With over three decades of experience in the development, installation and implementation of solutions in the area of information, especially focused on the business market, Prologica currently has businesses in different areas from IT Services (where it all began) to Education and Healthcare.
Visualizing Data for a Better World
Data Act Lab is a team of development and interaction experts dedicated to using visualization to make the world a better place. We have 25 years of experience from global development issues, data visualization, and user interface design.
WINGU - Tecnología Sin Fines de Lucro
We love developing projects in partnership with other civil society organizations, that combine technology, open data, and agile methodologies which foster social impact.
iTM - for a better world
iTech Mission (iTM) is a social impact technology firm that combines strategic thinking and emerging technologies to provide innovative solutions that consistently break new ground for public good.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
CSF - Community Systems Foundation
Community Systems Foundation is a not-for-profit providing data management services to United Nations and government agencies.
ISI
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is non-government organisation with a long and laudable history as a key international professional association for statisticians. The ISI represents and connects the whole statistical community across the world with its mission to promote the understanding, development, and good practice of statistics worldwide.
Foundation Center - Knowledge to build on
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
African Development Bank Logo
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
Development Initiatives Logo
Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development.
Mapbox
Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. Our building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. We want to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
Development Gateway - Solutions that empower
Development Gateway works to ensure governments, organizations, and citizens can access, understand, and apply data to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
GRI - Empowering Sustainable Decisions
With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.
PARIS21 - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
PARIS21 promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world.
vizzuality.
Vizzuality is a world-leading data design agency that creates bespoke and compelling visualizations to help people tell the stories that matter to them and their communities.
Dalberg Data Insights
Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems.  We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
Open Data Charter
The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between governments and experts working to open up data. The aspiration was that data should be open by default, timely and interoperable. More than 70 governments and organisations have joined the movement.
Esri
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live.
Kwantu
Kwantu is a social enterprise that aims to make development more effective.  We specialise in the development of management information systems for development programmes.
ONE

ONE’s 7 million members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

C-Change
C-Change triggers business to make a difference and equip them to bring their purpose to life. We convene. We consult. And, most importantly, we are launching a technology platform that enables corporates globally to capture, share, and accelerate their impact through an innovative, easy to use, in-house portal.
VOTO - More Voices, Better Choices
VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.
CRGB - Connaitré pour mieux protéger la biodiversité tropicale
Data production for tropical biodiversity, dissemination, and use in low-income and lower middle income countries in West and Central Africa.
SAP
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
Tableau
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence. Create visualizations and dashboards in minutes, then share in seconds.
World Wide Web Foundation
The World Wide Web Foundation works to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.
 GEO - Group on Earth Observations
GEO harnesses the power of open data through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems for access to better information and decision making for a changing planet.
IDEAS For Us Logo
IDEAS For Us develops, funds, and scales solutions that solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.
School of Data
School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners, both organizations and individuals, implementing training and other data literacy activities in their respective countries and regions.
World Council on City Data - WCCD
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) is the global leader in standardized city data - creating smart, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities.
P - Paragon
Paragon is a global network of market research agencies, their clients, NGOs, academics & government partners, working together to bring the Market Research Industry services into the measurement & implementation of SDGs.
World Resources Institute
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
PEPFAR
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government initiative to save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.
CARE International Logo
CARE International is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations.
GODAN - Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.
Open Data Watch
Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the junction of open data and official statistics, monitoring open data policies, measuring their success and impact, sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and offering strategic advice and practical assistance to national governments, international organizations, and other NGOs.