Abia State is committed to making informed evidence-based social policy that improves the lives of its citizens. Strengthening data collection, opening data, and establishing clear baselines of development indicators will ensure our pro-poor interventions can be rigorously monitored and evaluated.
Africa Gathering commits to building capacity locally in uncommon places to increase data capacity-building with the grassroots in West African and Francophone countries.
As a leading Pan-African think tank on science, technology , innovation and sustainable development, ACTS commits to working with African governments, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, private and civil society actors to realize the objectives of the African Data Consensus.
The African Union Commission commits to facilitating and coordinating statistical capacity building across the continent to ensure the production of timely and harmonized statistics for evidence-based decision-making and tracking progress on the implementation of the SDGs.
The Commission also will promote innovative partnerships throughout the continent to make the data revolution a reality by including data from new sources to monitor the progress on the implementation of the new Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Agenda 2063 as well as by identifying gaps, building capacity, and sharing best practices to address challenges.
Agora commits to gathering and sharing data regarding on-the-ground activities performed by NGOs. We also commit to supporting the development of technology that enhances systemic data collection.
AidData will launch an integrated program of work that brings together data, tools and analysis to (a) track both aid and all-source financing for the SDGs, (b) capture implementation feedback from decision-makers on the ground, and (c) analyze progress towards the goals. This multi-year project will leverage several stand-alone activities and unite them around a shared objective: identifying gaps, surfeits, trends, and patterns in financing for sustainable development at international, national, and subnational levels.
Barclays will champion the partnership from a cyber security agenda perspective, provide thought-leadership on defining and implementing a principles-based approach to global cyber resilience and security. Barclays will help develop global security norms and principles in the data-driven world.
The Bogota Chamber of Commerce is committed to promote among entrepreneurs, business people and citizens the good use of the information as an input to make strategic decisions and to use the data for public policy according to the purpose of the Data Ecosystem for Sustainable Development. The Data Ecosystem for Sustainable Development will also be implemented for the information that the Bogota Chamber of Commerce handles about the business community and the city.
We commit to build the BOP Design Center 65,000 Sq ft costing $10 million to be the coordination center and to influence the creation of many similar centers to collaborate together. We commit to host BOP World Convention each year as the trade event for face to face partnership. We invite you to join us this year 20-22 September in Singapore.
Together with our analytics partner, LeapYear, Bretton Woods II will deploy groundbreaking privacy technology called Shroudbase to harness insights from data that was previously off limits due to concerns about trade secrets and confidentiality. Bretton Woods II will pair this technology with LeapYear’s advanced analytics platform to help shape institutional investments in development at a global scale.
Canada will co-host a Centre of Excellence for strengthening CRVS systems that will support developing countries' efforts to strengthen their CRVS systems through the gathering and sharing evidence, technical expertise, and guidelines from around the world on CRVS.
CARE's commitment is to ensure data used to monitor the SDGs includes marginalized communities’ voices. CARE is developing a pilot initiative with partners which uses Information Communication Technology (ICT) to link existing citizen engagement projects to build aggregated data linked to specific SDG indicators. It is the first time a model for citizen-generated data, combining ICT and social accountability tools will have been designed and tested on the ground. The end goal is to build robust monitoring systems that can act as an alternative to government data on SDG progress. Such open-source, citizen-generated data will be a valuable accountability and advocacy tool for citizens globally.
Nearly half of all deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to undernutrition. This translates into the unnecessary loss of approximately 3 million young lives each year. CIFF will invest $20m in improving data on coverage of nutrition interventions and other key indicators by 2020 in at least four countries; we also commit to feeding learnings from this into global discussions to improve broader practice.
CIVICUS commits to building the capacity of civil society, particularly in the Global South, to produce and use data to contribute to, promote and monitor sustainable development progress through our DataShift initiative. Building this capacity is a key component to securing a Data Revolution; it is critical to ensuring that citizens and their organisations have the evidence they need to more effectively plan and implement their own programs and partnerships, hold decision makers to account for their commitments and to engage in data-driven advocacy to promote sustainable development progress. This area is currently under-prioritized, under-resourced and is where CIVICUS can best add value.
CIVICUS commits to convening a broad, diverse and global set of civil society actors to coordinate approaches to using civil society data, including operational and programming data and citizen-generated data, to more effectively monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Civil society data should be leveraged in a coordinated way to monitor the SDGs because it can complement official sources of data used to assess sustainable development progress. It can fill gaps where official data do not exist, verify official sources of data where data is questionable and amplify citizen voices. It can especially amplify the voices of those typically marginalized and hard to reach, and enable the direct, active, and invested participation of people in the sustainable development of their communities, countries and world.
CIVICUS commits to leading, in partnership with government, private sector and innovation partners, an effort to concretely identify how multiple sources of data (official data, citizen-generated data, civil society data, big data, private sector data) can be used to monitor and inform SDG progress at the country and global levels. This matters because concrete demonstrations of how this can be achieved have not yet been carried out; to demonstrate the value of leveraging multiple sources of data to understand and drive sustainable development, one of the key opportunities of the data revolution, this concrete demonstration is an important step.
CIVICUS commits to leading a global civil society consultation to inform the design of a potential Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. This matters because civil society has an important role to play in producing and harnessing data to drive sustainable development progress – the views of civil society must therefore inform decisions on the form, function and priorities of a potential Global Partnership.
The Government of Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) will explore and incorporate new sources of information, such as the ones represented by big data, to the statistical process and the generation and dissemination of quality data to monitor progress towards achieving the SDGs.
In the context of the SDGs, new data are required, but strengthening the coverage, disaggregation, and timeliness of the existing information is also important. Therefore, big data represents an opportunity for the production of socio-demographic indicators to monitor progress towards achieving the SDGs. By the beginning of 2016, DANE will estimate the rate of urban land consumption and population growth rate, using information from remote sensing images. One of the main expected results of this commitment is the establishment of an institutional framework to share responsibilities between the actors involved in the data ecosystem, especially the private sector. Another expected result is also considered: the generation of capacity building in the form of human resources and technological infrastructure, to support the incorporation of big data in the generation of suitable ODS indicators.
Creative will lead a coalition of organizations in developing and deploying the SDG Youth Action Mapper. This initiative helps youth around the world to map their communities for SDG Action Opportunities, mobilize more youth into taking action on these goals, and become data enumerators in contributing to an open source data repository on action/progress towards the goals.
CrowdMapIT commits to designing a localized tool to track and share datasets on SDGs with public institutions and other stakeholders.
Data Act Lab, in collaboration with the Brookings Institution, commits to building a digital tool and accountability framework to track all countries efforts to eradicate hunger by 2030. The project is called Ending Rural Hunger and is a toolkit to review and follow-up on this global goal by providing insight into each countries’ global efforts to end rural hunger. The online platform contains all data on needs, policies and resources of relevance to track performance of SDG2. The tool and accountability framework could be used also to track other SDGs. Data Act Lab commits to sharing its experience from Ending Rural Hunger with various actors in order to provide insight into how digital platforms could be developed in order to track other SDGs at the global, regional, and national level.
Data-Pop Alliance and PARIS21, alongside IUSSP, SDSN, and other key partners have committed to join forces to develop an ambitious “Global Education Program for Data Literacy in the 21st Century” to enhance the willingness and ability of various social groups. The program aims to engage with and leverage the new ecosystem of data, notably current and future generations of policymakers, official statisticians, elected officials, government staff, researchers and educators, civil society and community leaders and organizers, journalists and other social intermediaries, as well citizens around the globe down to the most vulnerable and marginalized. The program is intended to instill positive social change through greater societal knowledge about data, combining and blending various disciplines of the social and computer sciences in ways that avoid the creation of a new digital divide in intent and capacities and the pitfalls of a purely techno-scientific elitist approach to the collection and use of data for decision-making.
Data2X, a global gender data collaborative based at the UN Foundation, commits to being a champion for gender data in the Global Partnership. We will use our catalytic model to enable and support Global Partnership members to incorporate gender data and address data gaps as integral priorities in their initiatives. We stand ready to be a go-to resource to the Global Partnership - providing advice, support, and connections to experts, local data communities, and broader networks to ensure that data on girls and women is given equal weight in collection, use, and policy. This commitment will leverage Data2X’s gender expertise and diverse partnerships with leading experts and institutions to fill 28 critical gender data gaps. The Data2X partnerships – on CRVS, women’s work and employment, access to financial services, big data, and country-led innovations – will benefit from the potential to scale through close engagement with the Global Partnership.
Data2X also commits to working with Global Partnership members, including the Government of Mexico, the Government of the United States, the World Bank Group, DataShift/CIVICUS, CEPEI, McKinsey Global Institute, Open Data Watch, SAP, United Nations Global Pulse, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to convene leading actors on gender data in the lead up to next year’s World Data Forum. Our work will have a particular focus on private sector engagement and innovations for data collection, analysis, and use to fill persistent gender data gaps. This commitment will bridge the expertise and track record of Data2X and leverage the convening power of the Global Partnership to ensure improved gender data is at the heart of our efforts to drive the data revolution for sustainable development and leave no one behind.
DataKind is proposing a suite of programs, in partnership with MasterCard, focused on creating full-time data science capability, thought leadership activities, and other collaborative spaces within New York City. These efforts will work to alleviate poverty in NYC, improve the quality of life of under-served New Yorkers, and fill the gap in critical data science capacity for the SDGs. The project outcome, achieved through data science techniques, will help advance the mission of an organization(s) or initiative. The project could yield new insights for better decision-making or revolutionize processes for more efficient operations. Sustained data science resources could make a huge impact on economic development issues facing NYC as well as serve as a proof point for the social sector about the power of advanced data science techniques.
DataLook believes in the potential of open data and how it can solve a number of civic issues for cities around the world. We also believe that it is more cost effective and efficient to replicate existing successful open data projects for social good than create new ones. We are committed to promote open data projects for social good and work towards making replication easier for anyone who wishes to utilize open data and fix a critical problem for their city.
The P20i is a project focused on how the post 2015 goals and the Data Revolution deliver for people in the poorest 20% globally. It will focus attention on data that tracks progress for the people in the poorest 20%; monitor and explain current availability and use of data to ensure that no one is left behind; and signpost progress on how data disaggregated by quintile, gender, age, and disability.
DigitalGlobe recognizes that accurate, evidence-based information is the key to financing, designing, and implementing successful national development plans. The use of this information can ensure cost-savings, improved resource management, and greater transparency. In order to achieve this, DigitalGlobe will commit to providing 3 countries with evaluation licenses to our BaseMap service, bespoke training to their relevant Ministry/Agency on the use of satellite data and remote sensing to meet the SDGs relevant to them and we will offer them flexible pricing on our services.
As the global leader in GIS technology, Esri will provide the ArcGIS platform to least-developed countries for the collection, management, monitoring, and use of sustainable development goals data. The ArcGIS platform will also provide content such as the digital Living Atlas of the World, which includes imagery, social, urban system, economic, and environmental data that can enrich understanding and inform decision making. Geospatial data and analysis are essential to achieving the goals, which include ending poverty and hunger, ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation everywhere, combating climate change, and building resilient infrastructure. The ArcGIS platform will provide countries the geoenabled information management framework they need as well as an easy way to openly share geospatial data. Esri continues to support its commitment through its Non-profit and Global Organizations Program. We are supporting the collaborative efforts put forward by the GPSDD. At its core, the ArcGIS platform supports understanding of complex issues and data-driven action, beginning with gathering good data and then analyzing it to reveal patterns and trends.
Eye on Earth is committing to the organization of the second Eye on Earth Summit Oct 6-8 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – an international gathering of Data-for-Sustainability professionals. We also commit to launch the October Summit of the Eye on Earth Alliance comprising of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Group on Earth Observation (GEO). We also commitment to facilitate networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration in the field of Data for Sustainability.
Facebook is pleased to commit to hosting the inaugural summit of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data at its headquarters in Menlo Park, CA in 2016.
The Ford Foundation commits to engaging as an anchor partner, actively contributing ideas to help the partnership develop a clear strategy and theory of change. We also commit to contributing core funding.
France commits to use its future chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) to advocate for the release of open sustainable development data on the international stage. France has already included in its OGP’s National Action Plan commitments on the release of aid, extractive, and climate change data. France is already working with the government of Mexico to identify key sustainable development datasets in the context of the International Open Data Charter. As chair of OGP, France will be able to link the work of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the work of OGP. These synergies will help to keep the momentum going and make several countries commit to the release in open data of sustainable development data.
Through its 2016-2020 Strategy and in support of The Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability and the 5-Point Call to Action, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will provide significant support to countries to help strengthen data availability, quality and use to improve (i) immunization delivery, coverage & equity, (ii) vaccine preventable disease surveillance and (iii) vaccine safety. It matters because such investments are critical to strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of immunization programs and therefore contribute to improved coverage and equity of immunization. This investment will be instrumental if Gavi is to reach its ultimate objective by 2020 – that is to help immunize another 300 million children against life-threatening diseases and save up to 6 million more lives.
We are technological activists with solid ethical values. We believe in a vibrant citizenship that promotes true civil participation values, such as fostering real empowerment and advocating for public accountability. We promote global and universal values. We dare to advocate for the defense of: Civil rights to petition and to demand accountability via open data, portals of transparency, one window offices and technical disaggregation of data at all levels of power, ranging from public to civic or private when appropriate. Citizen empowerment, eliciting and systematizing local knowledge, especially around territorial issues. Broadening opportunities for minority groups (of ethnic, gender, sexual identity, religious and social diversity), also favouring inclusive actions in the territory. Open use and access to geo data, in particular data sets that have been generated with public funds. Inclusiveness in the technological world to economically unprivileged groups using training, educational and inductive programs. We put our best efforts to create together social, environmental, territorial, land property and climate change mitigation solutions. Bottom Up innovation, i.e. changing realities and involving technologies to address solutions performed by vulnerable groups through small demonstrations, scaling them eventually to more influential groups. Summarizing, we work together because we want to map together a better world.
GeoPoll will contribute by collecting trending data on livelihoods through the mobile phone in SDG target countries. GeoPoll currently collects daily data across 25 countries on topics such as access to food, healthcare, and electricity as well as financial sources and governance. Collecting data in a recurring, consistent manner will better enable decision-makers to understand country contexts and monitor progress toward achieving the goals.
Global Health Council (GHC), the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities, believes that strong commitments to measurement, open data, and accountability are critical components of sustainable development. GHC commits to seeking and creating opportunities for non-state actors to meaningfully engage in global, national, and local policy development by ensuring that entry points, guiding principles, and roles for the engagement of non-state actors, including marginalized populations, are clarified at global and country levels to ensure better coordination and collaboration.
Furthermore, the GHC commits to actively encouraging the transparency and meaningful use of data for accountability purposes at the global, national, and local levels by actively supporting policy development around data transparency and accessibility to enable advocacy, facilitate evidence-based decision making, and strengthen accountability.
Lastly, the GHC commits to promoting the meaningful inclusion of non-state actors in accountability processes in global health, and will work to help define the roles, responsibilities, and appropriate behaviors of non-state actors in these settings. The GHC will work to foster productive partnerships between civil society; government, including parliamentarians; development partners; and the media to monitor and demand accountability on commitments.
The Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Task Force commits to defining and delivering data-driven innovation via a multi-stakeholder platform for the accelerated and enhanced achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with especial focus on Goal 3 to “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages” by 2030. Planetary health for one via data-driven innovation means global health for all.
Global Integrity commits to partnering with governments and civil society to produce and use data that facilitate learning around aspects of open governance and sustainable development. Establishing such partnerships is important in order to generate reliable local data, address the lack of local skills around their use and reduce inequalities in access to data, all of which hampers the achievement of sustainable development.
The UN Global Pulse initiative, in collaboration with several GPSDD partners, commits to hosting a “Data for Climate Action” Campaign - a multi-country open innovation challenge to reveal novel climate change solutions by leveraging and joining up new sources of big data. The first phase will engage private sector companies to commit to sharing data for climate action, culminating in announcements on “Data Philanthropy” at the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21) in December 2015. The second phase will begin in 2016 with an open innovation challenge, galvanizing institutions and teams of researchers to analyse the newly unlocked data sources to unearth insights on climate adaptation and resilience. The “Data for Climate Action” campaign will serve as a model for testing new frameworks, principles and best practices for the responsible sharing and use of big data.
The 2016 Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Summit program, call(s) to action, and announcements/deliverables will support implementation and/or monitoring and evaluation of global goal #2. The GODAN Secretariat will provide 50% of one full-time position to the GPSDD Secretariat in 2016. GODAN will assist in the coordination and management of agriculture and nutrition initiatives/components of the GPSDD and the 2016 World Data Forum resulting in economies of scale/scope behind call(s) to action, and announcements/deliverables for announcement at the 2016 UNGA.
The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) will bring its experience and expertise in the areas of open data, data sharing and shared infrastructure to the GPSDD discussions to help identify practical, sustainable solutions to the Sustainable Data challenge. GEO’s experience over the past ten years in identifying the gaps in earth observations, data, information, the needs of user communities, and the solutions required brings a unique perspective to the GPSDD initiative, and could result in building more successful approaches and ensuring less duplication of effort. By contributing its experience and expertise, GEO anticipates that the GPSDD will take a more efficient and effective approach to its agenda and identify potential solutions that build on existing best practices. Evidence will include incorporation of elements, practices and policies of data sharing and broad, open-data principles, and data sharing infrastructure approaches with proven effectiveness, developed by GEO and other international data infrastructure initiatives into the proposed solutions presented by the GPSDD to the UN General Assembly. GEO has devoted its first decade to developing and advocating broad, open data and data sharing principles, as well as the innovative data infrastructure Discovery and Access Broker (DAB), across a range of environmental and societal areas of relevance to the Global Goals.
The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) commits to improving the collection of data on surgical systems worldwide, providing technical guidance for relevant stakeholders including civil society, clinicians, researchers, and health policymakers. We commit to promoting open access to these data. We will start by working with ministries of health to collect existing country-level surgical data and will continue this work through in-depth single-country studies in collaboration with national partners.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation recognises the need for accurate data and the need for a Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data to realise a change in the way that data is invested in, produced, and used. The Foundation recognises that the secretariat is a critical hub for coordinating and facilitating the work of the Global Partnership. That is why, pending approval by its Board of Directors in November 2015, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation commits approximately $3 million USD in start-up support of the secretariat for a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) commits to enabling more people living in the most vulnerable and least developed countries to map the places they live; collecting micro-level geospatial data together with residents, intentionally including both genders in the process, and making the resulting data openly and freely available through OpenStreetMap to the maximum extent possible. Through this process, HOT commits to providing training and generating data sets that will directly contribute to several of the goals, enable data-driven decision making, and allow real-time monitoring and evaluation of SDG progress.
IBM is committing $60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Program to over 20 African countries. IT professionals across the continent are set to benefit with advanced skills in analytics, cloud and big data technologies which are crucial to the next phase of Africa’s economic and social development. IBM plans to train over 1000 teachers in more than 80 universities across Africa and to teach more than 35,000 students by 2017.
Ideagen is committed to convening the Annual Ideagen Data for Good Summit, which gathers the world's leading companies, NGOs, and public sector to catalyze solutions via data for good.
The Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (ISEEED) is extending their willingness to work with others to achieve a common goal for the greater good.
International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) commits to developing partnership with GPSDD and thereby improve the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) mandate by developing its cooperation with other stakeholders in terms of capacities building, foster innovation, and deepen trust to data producers and users.
IDRC commits to contributing to the development of the Global Partnership's longer-term plan, which may result in opportunities and collaborations such as:
• OD4D network of implementing agencies are leading organizations that can support developing countries to develop and implement national data plans. The OD4D program is currently working with ODI, Web Foundation, OGP, UNDP, ECLAC, OAS and the World Bank in achieving our conservative target of 10 countries by UNGA 2016. Building on years of experience, this can be significantly scaled in a relatively short period.
• IDRC catalyzed the creation of the largest global research network on digital privacy. Working with Privacy International, the Centre of Internet and Society in India, Derechos Digitales in Chile and Foundations for Media alternatives in the Philippines, the privacy network is building an important evidence base for norms and protocols to unleash Big Data in service of sustainable development.
• IDRC supported the development of the African Data Consensus and International Open Data Charter in the OGP Open Data Working Group. In the forthcoming year, these initiatives will promote adoption of the principles, develop guidelines for specific sectors and support adoption of good practices by governments. IDRC is committed to the development of a Resource Centre for the International Open Data Charter, which will support the implementation of open principles as part of national data plans. This will also support the development of common data standards and assessment of state of openness of key data sources.
• Given the alignment in terms of objectives, coordination between the next International Open Data Conference and the World Data Forum in October can result in a contribution to the Global Partnership's engagement efforts.
• The Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, hosted at IDRC, will be a key resource centre for partners around the world to solve the data gaps on this specific priority SDGs (and working in tandem with the CRVS trust fund). Collaboration with the CRVS could build capacities, catalyze investments and the spread of good practices to harness the data revolution for sustainable development.
• IDRC has plans to host a number competitions to drive data-driven innovations. They could be expanded to catalyze cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaborations connecting official statistics, big data, open data and citizen-generated data. This would continue to build the connections among these communities towards the WDF 2016.
We have a program since 1997 to monitor progress towards SD. We have great experience, collaborations and project on data and measurement of SD.
Tripartite UN specialised agency with 187 members states founded in 1919. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. In terms of statistics, it hosts the International Conference of Labour Statisticians since 1923, one of the oldest existing statistical standards setting mechanisms.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) commits to help 112 (mostly lower-income) countries to introduce the systematic publication of key macroeconomic indicators. These are the countries that participate in the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System (GDDS). The preliminary goal for 2020 is for at least 50 of these countries to publish their data through a National Summary Data Page and in accordance with a published advance release calendar. The Fund, in collaboration with the African Development Bank and other regional development banks, would support this implementation through technical assistance and/or funding to cover the cost of the technology, whilst countries would deploy the necessary human resources and inter‑agency collaboration.
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is a non-profit, non-government organization and has had consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 1949. For 130 years, the ISI has been promoting the understanding, good practice and development of statistics worldwide, as reflected in our catchphrase 'Statistical Science for a Better World'.
In addition to developing capacity in data, international mentoring and collaborative relationships between developed and developing regions, the ISI, often in partnership with other stakeholders, will continue to develop and implement a series of Workshops aimed at developing leadership skills targeting Directors and Top and Middle Level managers of National Statistical Offices (NSOs).
Create and promote knowledge assets on inclusive data literacy as a fundamental driver of positive social and economic impact of big, small and open data, a requirement of the ‘Data Revolution’ for international development. This work will highlight how inclusion, localization and data literacy create local feedback loops and empower local communities and marginalized populations, increasing resilience and informing policy and better decision making.
Expected outcomes of the commitment or evidence that indicates success:
• Establishes an understanding of inclusive data literacy in the context of complex information ecosystems to advance effective policy and program support.
• Increases the economic impact of big, small and open data use.
• Promotes resilience and capacity of local populations to understand and solve local problems.
• Empowers citizens to keep governments accountable and transparent.
We will share our knowledge with partners to identify best practice in knowledge management, evaluation in order to improve aid efficiency.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is committed to invest in country statistical capacities for data collection and reporting. We strongly believe that it is fundamental to have updated and reliable statistical data to monitor national trends for 2030 Agenda implementation and to evaluate policies adopted and projects implemented in partner countries. The Italian cooperation is devoting special attention to the development of statistics that have a crucial role for social and economic development in partner countries and are fundamental for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2007, the world was introduced to a smartphone that changed everything. From this single device, we learned that technology was not just for engineers and analysts, but that it could be used to connect us all. Today, anyone can find meaning through ones and zeros with an intuitive user experience and the visualization of data. At iVEDiX, we don’t just seek to show trends, we want to empower change. At the core of what we do there is an understanding that every line of code has meaning and every data point matters. This is why our miVEDiX platform is dedicated to making information more accessible, comprehensive, and impactful in the hands of change makers. We’ve already seen the promise of miVEDiX in Public Health through our work with UNAIDS, and its ability to transform how we manage renewable resources by connecting with IoT data sources. Now, we continue to target these root causes of critical issues like poverty through a commitment to develop our product in a way that benefits the sustainable development goals still remaining and continuing to inspire future generations through our use of data and technology. At iVEDiX, we pledge to apply our knowledge in mobile, data, and analytics to extend the impact of sustainable development over the next fifteen years. While what we hear and feel may seem insurmountable, there is hope - because the data tells us it can be done.
We are committed to the use of data to make better and informed decisions. We would like to detect patterns of access behavior to public services from data and to use such information in transforming our core activities.
Kenya commits to convenining a national forum on sustainable development to catalyze the amplification of the data revolution process in Kenya. This forum will emphasize the need for the domestication of the data revolution as a key step in accelerating the implementation of Kenya’s national development agenda.
KeHIA has a deep interest to revolutionalize the data culture in Kenya with a key goal of significantly increasing meaningful use of health data in Kenya.
KPMG’s International Development Assistance Services (IDAS) Institute is committed to producing insights on how governments, NGOs, and societies can address the challenges of implementing the SDGs. Building on ongoing data and research, such as the Change Readiness Index, the SDG Industry Matrix series produced with the UN Global Compact, as well as an in-depth knowledge of partnerships in action, we will contribute to global efforts to ensure that the SDGs are achieved in an inclusive way.
Kwantu seeks to revolutionize how we use data on programme performance. While technology has transformed our ability to collect better performance data, we have made less progress in how we share and aggregate data across organisations.
Mahiti specializes in understanding the unique challenges of social development organizations and mentors them to generate, analyse and manage data to effect high quality performance. Mahiti's design and development philosophy is simple and straight-forward: create real, unique and compelling work. Mahiti's purpose lies in developing innovative technological solutions for the sector and continually striving to create new benchmarks in the way technology supports social change. Our vision - "Globally one billion lives positively impacted by 2030 through effective use of technology"
Mapbox commits to offering access to services to humanitarians, services and resources to educators around the world, and commit to supporting Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team map the most vulnerable places in the world in extreme data and openly. Mapbox builds tools to create and share beautiful, sophisticated, open, easy to use maps. Maps that clearly communicate, and reach everyone that need them, fast, are critical for rapidly responding to SDG challenges. Maps for SDG monitoring and realization need to be based on the best of openly available data, and massive amounts of data from satellites, drones, data collection. We're excited to connect open source and open data communities to the SDGs -- open is key to realizing data goals.
MasterCard's commitment to data for development and the focus of our data philanthropy is on enabling the power of data to be fully realized as a force for good. What we have seen is that data is considered a mysterious black box that few people know how to interpret and use to actually make things better. We would like to see more examples of data being used to positively impact people and the planet. In partnership with Datakind, we will organize data scientists and experts from our company and all industries to partner with each other and public sector leaders to develop rigorous and responsible protocols around data collection and usage and provide the intellectual and technical horsepower that is necessary to analyze, interpret and translate data into concrete development solutions. This commitment to data for development and data philanthropy comes from close to 50 years of expertise gained from creating the technology, protocols and processes that connect billions of customers to millions of merchants in hundreds of countries. Our commitment today is part of our larger philosophy of doing well and doing good. We see financial inclusion and inclusive growth as the backbone of the sustainable development goals. A staggering percentage of the world has little to no access to a formal financial system and remain exposed to the crime and corruption that come with all-cash economies. We recognize the once-in-a-generation opportunity that the Sustainable Development Goals provide to create the conditions in which everyone benefits from the massive advances in technology. Through our current commercial partnerships with over 50 governments to digitize social subsidy benefits, a recent commitment to the World Bank to bring 500 million people into the formal economy, our laser focus on innovations in humanitarian aid delivery, and the creation of a new MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth to aggregate and accelerate the learnings, we are standing up with the strength of our resources, the responsibility of a global company, the humility that we don't have all of the answers and the recognition that progress will only come through partnerships with all of you.
The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) will contribute innovative data and research (where relevant) on a range of topics germane to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This research and the insights generated will inform various partners in their combined efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. An initial tangible example is on women and gender equality and research we will be releasing at the time of the UNGA.
The data, research and insights presented by MGI will help leaders develop a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals, and will provide data and insights that will contribute to decision making on the management of efforts to achieve them.
Mexico is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals as the guiding framework to help deepen the impact of open governments worldwide. This October, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, currently chaired by Mexico, will highlight open government principles, including open data, as cross-cutting enablers of the objectives that will have recently been adopted by the United Nations as the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, Mexico is working to launch a new mechanism for subnational governments to join the Partnership, as well as invest in capacity building in the governance of open data at the local level. Mexico, as lead steward in the development of the International Open Data Charter, is assisting in the creation of a set of foundational principles for open data as well as associated tools and guidelines to enable accessibility, timeliness, interoperability and use of public data. Mexico will make a global call to action for the Charter’s adoption at the United Nations General Assembly in September, and kickstart rolling launches for its adoption by other countries starting at the OGP Global Summit in Mexico, G20 Leaders´ Summit in November and COP21 in France. In parallel, Mexico leads the development of the G20 Open Data Anti-Corruption Principles, a compendium of best practices and use cases of Open Data and Anti-Corruption which are thought of as an interoperable, sectoral framework, that will feed the Charter, highlighting the impact of open data in the prevention of and fight against corruption. Mexico has emphasized the importance of monitoring social development through its Millennium Development Goals Information System, an open platform for monitoring the achievement the 80 MDG targets. With the imminent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, Mexico has started working on the next stage of the project, a pilot platform to better understand the challenges at a local level and track the delivery and achievements of the new SDG. This platform will be made available in open source to any country seeking to implement this platform to strengthen its SDGs related implementation and tracking capacities. Through the Millennium Development Goals, maternal mortality has been a priority issue in the development agenda, one that is hardly going to be met all around the world. Mexico is committed to use innovative strategies to reach some of the country’s most vulnerable population and provide the necessary information that will ensure each mother has the necessary tools to reach their full term in the best of conditions. In partnership with UNICEF, MIT, ITAM, the Behavioural Insights Team and Telefonica Movistar, Mexico will provide personalized, timely and focalized information to pregnant beneficiaries of Prospera, the world’s second largest conditional cash transfer program, via SMS. This program, the result of extensive open data analysis to identify clear actionable policies to tackle maternal mortality, will ensure that even those women far away from health services have access to critical information that will secure their well-being. In tandem with the maternal health component, work is being developed in collaboration with the Mexican Ministry of Finance, and Mexican development bank, BANSEFI, to strengthen financial education through SMS reminders to help increase savings, reach financial goals and bolster the use of microcredits to be given out to Prospera beneficiaries from late 2015 onwards. The Climate Change Challenge is a response to one of the top challenges faced by humanity. Thought of as a bilateral cooperation program with the Government of France -2015 host of the COP21-, the objective of this project is to shed light, in a collaborative manner, on the information and resources needed by relevant stakeholders so as to enable more efficient ways of analyzing data and building capacities to tackle data driven climate change solutions in our countries.
National Bureau of Statistics - Tanzania is a champion for a multi-stakeholder approach towards the realization of the global goals. We shall work with other government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and other stakeholders including development partners, civil society, private sector, and citizens to harness data for sustainable development. We shall also work with regional partners and bodies to promote a citizen-centred data revolution in East Africa.
On Think Tanks commits to helping develop new capacities among researchers to use and communicate data. It matters because much of the data needed for decision making exists yet is not communicates properly.
Open Data Watch will launch the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) which will assess the openness and coverage of data on national statistical websites for 120 countries. This resource will highlight gaps in country-level data production and provide a valuable resource for locating official statistics on development indicators. The Open Data Inventory will lead to a higher level of engagement with producers and users of official statistics within the open data movement. It will clearly identify where gaps lie in measuring key development indicators and will provide simple guidelines for making official statistics more useful.
Open MENA is the first MENA-only open knowledge platform and network and as such aims to bring the values of open data and open government to the Middle East and North Africa. Through its very nature -- a do- and think-tank, -- Open MENA endeavours to assess the existing capabilities in the region, to leverage the power of our network and to further data literacy capacity building activities for a sustainable development at the local and hyperlocal levels.
Orange Group is already implementing Data for Development (www.D4D.orange.com) projects with its subsidiaries and partners, Orange in Ivory Coast and Orange Sonatel in Senegal. We commit to continuing to implement these projects on the ground, aiming to identify effective solutions for local stakeholders, both institutional and “grass root”, and to identify safe and sustainable economic models. Provided these models are found towards the end of 2015, we commit to further developing solutions and infrastructure, helping to develop a local “Data for Development” ecosystem with supply and demand partners. We further hope to be able to initiate a Private and Public set of markets, which we consider a critical condition to make this field viable and able to grow in the longer term.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will continue to pioneer the development, dissemination, analysis, and use of new and relevant data, and take its full part in the broader data ecosystem that will help ensure Better Policies for Better Lives. Specifically, it will:
· Continue to build bridges between data users and data producers, between developed and developing countries, and between private and public data providers.
· Further promote dialogue and knowledge sharing to foster international coordination and exchange of best practices.
· Pursue close collaboration with national statistical offices in order to develop measurement standards and gather data in new areas, such as subjective well-being, cognitive and non-cognitive skills, inequalities, trade in value added, and trust in people and in public institutions, mobilizing both official and non-official statistics.
· Strengthen national statistical capacity in developing countries through the OECD-hosted, multi-stakeholder partnership PARIS21.
Orodata understands the great importance in unleashing the power of data through 'Open Data' and 'Data Visualization' architecture. We also understand that to achieve the SDGs, that local decision-makers will need to use results data to allocate resources and track milestones and activities. This thus points to not just the quality, usefulness, and availability of local data but the ability to see the hidden patterns, cause-effect relationships in the data for informed decision making. For this we commit to partnering with organizations globally on ensuring data accessibility, transparency, and citizen inclusion through open data and data visualization, plus equipping the local decision makers with the skills to analyse and visualize information more effectively through capacity building training and workshops on data visualization and graphical discovery analysis.
Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) will support the measurement and implementation of a coordinated multidimensional poverty program.
PARIS21 (Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century) will commit to encouraging the better use of statistics in developing countries, by providing support and strengthening National Statistical Systems. This overall broad commitment will be achieved by completing a series of planned activities that contribute to harnessing the data revolution. These commitments are particularly important as national statistical offices (NSOs) must be at the heart of the data revolution to bridge the existing global data inequalities. Strengthening their systems will be a critical success factor of the data revolution.
Plan International supports the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data through its Birth Registration Innovation Team (BRIT). This dedicated team works to improve birth registration rates and strengthen Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems in the developing world and has developed global goods related to CRVS Digitisation (see www.crvs-dgb.org). BRIT supports the Data Architectures Working Group.
Planet Labs is changing the way we see the world. Today, Planet Labs operates the world’s largest constellation of imaging satellites and processes this unique information in near-real time. Planet Labs has partnered with USAID and the Rockefeller Foundation to be part of the Global Resilience Partnership to further its commitment to building the tools and processes to ensure that this information can be used by those who need it the most. Over the next year, Planet Labs will make high-quality satellite imagery available to the relevant UN bodies for purposes of refining the SDG Indicators. This will ensure that these bodies have a deep understanding of how high-cadence geospatial data can help accelerate the monitoring, reporting and validation of progress on the SDGs.
PRB commits to identify, create, compile, and analyze data and information on key topics and emerging trends; actively participate in the global data revolution through capacity building and by facilitating communication between data producers and data users; and assess, design, and pilot targeted approaches to getting information reliably into the hands of decision-makers and those who influence them.
Premise’s goal is to partner with the data ecosystem (satellite companies, governments, other data companies and other analytics companies) to:
1. Enable capacity building of data capture activities in SDG target countries.
2. Enable stakeholders to better understand what is happening in the world and thereby make better decisions.
3. Increase commercial, multilateral and government trust in the internal and external stakeholders working to implement the SDGs that will enable needed investment activity.
Premise is building networks of contributors in countries all over the world. We currently have networks in 32 countries, most of which are countries with needs.
Project Andes is building an online platform for social impact organizations to share development data among a global community of entities working towards poverty alleviation in developing countries. Users can share anonymized data and tap into chosen geographic, thematic, or programmatic areas across the entire social impact sector, creating a more efficient, global, and collaborative resource.
Project Everyone aims to make the data surrounding the Global Goals popular and accessible to a broad audience across the world. We aim to communicate the data in such a way that it resonates with policy makers, opinion formers and ordinary citizens, who in turn hold their leaders and governments accountable.
Prologica, as a data-driven ICT solutions company, contributes to better decision making of institutes, private sector, NGOs, and governments, especially in the areas of healthcare, education, and citizenship, by using data and advanced analytics techniques to unlock meaningful insights
One of Prologica’s commitments is to share with the world the monitoring and visualization of SDG3 ("Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages") in a simple, intuitive, and easily consumable data platform. The ability to monitor and visualize complex and large amounts of data is key to allow meaningful insights and to assure the achievement of the SDG3. Additionally, Prologica commits with SDG4 (“Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”) by implementing Learning Management Systems and publishing digital educational content, covering all SDG4 targets, indicators, and other insights that could be shared and taught in order to raise awareness and accelerate its adoption.
Our commitment to the Global Data Partnership is that we will work towards making all development flows transparent by the end of 2018. We will monitor progress towards that goal using our Aid Transparency Index. We will engage with donors, including financial institutions and providers of south-south cooperation, to improve the quality of their data; we will engage with the users of the data to make sure that it meets their needs; and we will engage with open data community to work towards joined-up data standards.
We will empower young people with data, skills and networks and connect them to real opportunities to participate, so that they can take the lead in exercising accountability for the SDGs. Today, 50% of the world‘s population is under 25; if the data revolution does not engage young citizens, there is a danger that it will merely reinforce inequalities in data engagement and result in improved data that has little relevance to people’s lived experiences and fails to be transformative, leaving millions behind.
We will strive to actively encourage/engage other countries to develop road maps for their SDG commitments. The last time around (with the MDGs) African countries did not make conscious efforts to address the goals and create 'peer review' around them to consciously work and attain them.
The Royal Statistical Society supports the Global Partnership in its aims and will work to assist it through its International Development Working Group.
The Russian Association of Statisticians (RASt) is committed to promote the understanding and harnessing of the data revolution for sustainable development by supporting Russia and other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in establishing their country-level roadmaps and planning other relevant activities. This commitment matters because the success of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data critically depends on worldwide advocacy and outreach, including setting voluntary targets for sustainable development data at region and country level.
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. Our innovations enable more than 293,500 customers worldwide to work together more efficiently and use insight more effectively. SAP helps organizations of all sizes and industries overcome the complexities that plague our organizations, our jobs, and our lives. With Run Simple as our operating principle, SAP’s nearly 74,500 employees focus on a singular purpose that inspires us every day: to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
SBC4D specializes in research & development, program management and execution in the ICTD sector. Core staff and consultants have decades of experience in programs and projects in the ICT for Social and Economic development domain, with a special focus on mobile and voice technologies (surveys, mobile data collection, polling, citizen journalism, etc.), on Agriculture and on Open Governance and Open Data.
We collaborate with NGOs in local communities to initiate projects that meet immediate needs of the people as well as promote the SDGs.
As a leading technology company helping power the Data Revolution, Socrata commits to partnering with governments globally on data transparency, data access, and enabling data driven action through innovative technologies. Our mission is, in many ways, our biggest commitment: To unleash the power of data to improve people’s lives. As part of this, Socrata will identify how its technologies can be used to monitor and inform SDG progress at the global, country and subnational levels. This is especially important given the enormous challenges that countries will face in collecting and sharing disparate data from multiple sources which may range from official data, citizen-generated data, civil society data, big data and private sector data. We also commit to providing use of our platform for specific civic events associated with the SDGs (e.g., a hackathon or data dive).
We want to empower young people to monitor the implementation process of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is important because in order to achieve SDGs by 2030 we must actively engage all stakeholders.
Southern Voice, on Post-MDG International Development Goals, commits to contribute its unique perspectives, initially in three working groups of the Global Data Partnership, viz. Working Group #1: Country Level Data Roadmaps/Action Plans, Working Group #2: Global Data Collaboratives; and Working Group #5: Advancing Principles and Protocols. Besides its contributions in these working groups, Southern Voice will share key findings of the studies undertaken by the network in the recent past at various platforms of the Global Data Partnership. These will strengthen the communication and outreach activities of the Southern Voice network.
The Data Revolution requires the engagement of a broad range of actors. Data scientists, technical specialists, academia and private companies all have a role to play in helping us to improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of data and to identify innovation. By way of example, SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) is already working with Ericsson, looking at innovative ways of using ICT to help improve service delivery, performance and monitoring of the SDGs. The Global Partnership needs to embrace these diverse actors and their new approaches. In support of this, SDSN commits to launch (from today) a new SDSN thematic group on data and information systems for sustainable development. This group will serve to coordinate academic, scientific and expert input from across all of the broad disciplines covered by the SDGs, to identify new approaches to data collection and information management and to make this input useful for policy makers. This group will coordinate input into the political process of reviewing progress on the SDGs and will support the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data with technical advice. It will help the Partnership to identify the most pressing data gaps and challenges and to twin these with appropriate responses, from improvements in official statistical systems, to innovative approaches to data collection, to information management.
SDSN-Y is committed to supporting the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data, focusing on the following areas: (i) outreach to youth communities and youth organizations around the world, with the goal of raising awareness about the role of data for sustainable development and the importance of impact measurement; (ii) capacity building for data and impact measurement among youth organizations working to achieve the SDGs; (iii) advocacy and collaboration with academia, local governments all relevant stakeholders to promote use of data for sustainable development and inclusion of young people in measurement efforts, consistent with the SDGs and the indicator framework.
Tableau makes its powerful and intuitive visual analytics technology available to small NGOs, non-profits, and CBOs all over the world. We believe that cost should be no barrier to using data, facts, and analytical reasoning to solve the world’s move challenging problems. More info at tableaufoundation.org/free
Resilience.io is an open-source, cloud-based regional platform, which gathers satellite/earth observation, open government and crowd-sourced economic, social and environmental data together in one place, in an understandable, palatable and visual format.The Ecological Sequestration Trust (The Trust) is leading the development and deployment of the resilience.io human, ecological, economics urban systems model to support low-carbon, resource-efficient and resilient development.
The Trust has been established to accelerate transformative, resilient development. We have brought together leading modellers and sector experts to create.
Transparency International (TI) commits to focusing efforts on identifying how open data can be used to fight corruption and promote sustainable development. As such, we commit to expanding the TI movement’s implementation of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), improving the collection of comparable corruption-related data, and producing an evidence base for open data’s use to combat corruption.
The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network commits to helping strengthen capacity of civil society stakeholders in working with and producing data, particularly around SDG 16 on peaceful, just and inclusive societies and accountable institutions. We will also continue our advocacy for increasing recognition of the need to expand the data ecosystem of the SDG monitoring processes, for full data transparency from all data providers and for the role of citizen-generated data in all of this work. We will also continue our advocacy for data inclusivity and measurement innovation, including the use of perception and experiential data in tracking progress towards the SDGs. Without strong advocacy and the demand by civil society for their role in this data and SDG monitoring framework, we will collectively fall short of the 2030 Agenda’s commitment to “leave no one behind” and fail to hold governments accountable to their SDG commitments.
Citizen-generated data has a critical role to play in helping co-design more impactful development programs and closing the feedback loop to ensure transparent, accountable, and evidence-based policy making. To further the goals of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, we commit to enabling donors and governments to continuously measure impacts of aid projects and development plans and empower communities to participate in the processes and decisions that determine their future.
We need a data revolution. Without good information on how many men, women and children still live in extreme poverty, it is not possible to identify the actions that are needed to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. There has been significant progress in both the availability and the quality of data. However, vital gaps remain. As many as 350 million people worldwide are not covered by household surveys. Department for International Development (DFID) is pleased to announce that we are exploring additional contributions to the broadened World Bank trust fund for statistical capacity building that will help to fill some of these data gaps. The challenge is to modernise statistical systems at the global, regional and national levels. We need to work through existing channels, learn the lessons from the MDGs, listen to the voices of statisticians in developing countries and align donor support behind national priorities. The United Kingdom is pleased to announce an additional £6 million for PARIS21 to enable the Partnership to play an enhanced role in helping developing countries to strengthen their national statistical systems in a rapidly changing environment. The UK Government is strongly committed to the power of Open Data. Prime Minister David Cameron has championed open government in the UK, and has led an international agenda with transparency at its core. That is why, alongside the USA, we are pleased to announce that we will partner with the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Secretariat to organize a 2016 GODAN Summit. Official Statistics alone will not generate the disaggregated data needed to leave no one behind. We need to mobilise the private sector and civil society to generate useful data from new sources. This will not happen by itself. The UK supports the call for a World Data Forum in 2016, to generate political commitments and accountability, to inspire action, encourage networking and solve problems among multiple stakeholders, to drive progress on the data revolution for sustainable development. We recognise the need to involve a wider range of new actors in civil society and the private sector to help mobilise data for development. The UK will participate in discussions to explore options for a Global Partnership that can work in combination with existing partnerships and institutions.
An ecosystem approach is essential in ensuring that all data stakeholders, particularly the disenfranchised and marginalized, get their voices meaningfully heard and equally and equitably enjoy the benefits of the data revolution. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will map the data ecosystem in 8 countries, to assess the opportunities and constraints of a full engagement of all stakeholders in policy-making processes related to the data revolution for sustainable development. The data ecosystem mapping project will provide and understanding of key priorities and areas of focus to a data strategy, as a cross-cutting component in support of the UNDG MAPS strategy for implementing the SDGs.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) commits to provide support to African countries to adopt the Africa Data Consensus (ADC) as the reference document for implementing the Data Revolution. This will be achieved in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank and other partners by finalizing the roadmap annex documentation of the ADC, undertaking necessary intergovernmental consultations to have the ADC endorsed as a formal consensus document, and by preparing advocacy material for countries and partners to use in implementing the Data Revolution based on the ADC principles.
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific commits to promote and advocate for collaboration and partnerships between public, private, and civil sector data producers and to facilitate south-south, north-south and triangular cooperation to accelerate production of new, improved and timely data for sustainable development. Establishing partnerships and cooperation arrangements between public, private and civil sector data producers are necessary for strengthening and improving national data and statistical eco-systems, increasing data access and use, and resource mobilization to harness the data revolution.
Without valid, reliable and timely data, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will remain just that – a set of goals. In response, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics (UIS) is committed to helping countries build strong national data eco-systems by offering a range of services with partners: to improve the collection, production, dissemination and use of data for evidence-based policymaking; and to organize communities of practice to develop and test frameworks, methodologies, standards and indicators to monitor progress towards the new development targets. The UIS is the only UN body to produce cross-nationally comparative data for countries at all stages of development in order to provide a global perspective on education, science and technology, culture and communication. As the primary source of education data, it will leverage its unique experience to develop new frameworks and indicators to monitor issues related to equity, learning, and education finance through close consultation with partners at the national, regional, and global levels.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the UN’s specialized agency promoting international industrial cooperation and business solutions to achieve poverty eradication, inclusive patterns of globalization, and environmental sustainability. The Organization is therefore determined to take its part in facilitating the successful implementation of the SDGs through accelerating inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID). UNIDO’s mandate directly echoes SDG-9, but also aligns with all other development goals and many targets. Based on these, UNIDO is committed to actively contribute to effective UN system-wide follow-up, monitoring, and review mechanisms, based on new technologies and existing intergovernmental platforms, including its own policymaking organs.
UNOPS firmly believes that transparency leads to better results. Resources for peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects are often limited and need to be used effectively. For UNOPS, this means providing value for money and being transparent about how the money is spent and how the results are achieved. UNOPS will sustain its efforts to continuously publish its operational data on +1,000 ongoing projects worldwide on a monthly basis towards the upgraded IATI publication standard. Furthermore UNOPS will continue to compile and display interactive information about UN-wide procurement activities, based on data provided for the Annual Statistical Report on United Nations Procurement. Being the trust fund manager for IATI and recognizing the political importance of the initiative, UNOPS is committed to provide continued and substantive support to managing and hosting the initiative, on behalf of the IATI membership.
Data and statistics are important tools for devising policies to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, assessing their impact, and ensuring accountability. The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women commits to helping countries to improve the availability, accessibility and use of gender statistics on three fronts: (1) Putting in place a supportive policy environment to ensure gender-responsive localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs; (2) removing technical barriers and constraints to ensure that quality, comparable and regular gender statistics are produced by National Statistical Systems to monitor national policies and meet policy and reporting commitments under the SDGs; and (3) ensuring that the data produced are widely available and can be used effectively by different actors with sufficient capacities to analyze these data to inform advocacy, research, policies and programmes.
The US government pledges to 1) provide $3 million as part of a consortium of funders to support the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data's small Secretariat through the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 2) invest $21.8 million to spark subnational and national multi-stakeholder collaborations (“Country Data Collaboratives”) in sub-Saharan Africa countries to use HIV/AIDS and broader health, gender equality and economic growth data to improve local program and policy impact; of this, $4 million will be used to seed an innovation grant competition, 3) release PEPFAR procurement transaction data from the Supply Chain Management System, sub-national targets and sub-national results from PEPFAR programs, 4) develop and implement recommendations (through MCC) for how gender data can be more fully incorporated into the International Aid Transparency Initiative reporting standard, with a special focus on sex disaggregated results data, 5) produce a governance data dashboard (through Governance Data Alliance) to provide a common format and easy-to-use repository for governance data from multiple producers, 6) provide actionable science, data, information, tools and training (through Climate Services for Resilient Development) to developing countries that are working to strengthen their national resilience to the impacts of climate change, 7) help to support and expand the work of the GODAN secretariat, lead a steering committee with its partners to plan for a 2016 GODAN Summit and create the first GODAN working group, 8) convene a series of events that prioritize public engagement in sourcing and applying data, particularly open data, to more effectively achieve the SDGs and ensure sustainability by local stakeholders. Find out more at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/09/247419.htm.
vizzuality. will offer design, visualisation, social science, and engineering expertise in shaping the strategy and products of the partnership.
VOTO Mobile is committed to enabling ethical data collection at scale from marginalised communities through their mobile phones.