The Inclusive Data Charter

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commits to leaving no one behind. In order to fulfill this pledge, we need more granular data to understand the needs and experiences of the most marginalized in society, and we must ensure that resources are being allocated to maximize outcomes for the poorest. Currently, too little data is routinely disaggregated.

While there are many technical and methodological challenges inherent in improving data disaggregation, some of the largest barriers are political and financial. The Inclusive Data Charter (IDC) was developed by a task team of GPSDD partners to mobilize political commitments and meaningful actions to deepen disaggregation.

The IDC is a multi-stakeholder mechanism with a core group of governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations that signed on as the first champions. It launched publicly in July 2018 at the High-Level Political Forum. During the Global Disability Summit in London in July, it was announced that the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK; the Government of Kenya; and the World Bank were signing up to the Charter. In October 2018, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre signed up to the Charter, and in March 2019, the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education in Sierra Leone signed up. The Consortium of Street Children joined the Charter in November 2019 and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician in Zanzibar signed up in January 2020.

Inclusive Data Charter vision and principles (AREN, ESFR)

Inclusive Data Charter FAQs (AR, EN, ES, FR)

In July 2019 - one year after the launch of the IDC - champions reported on their progress in the IDC 2019 monitoring round

Champions' Action Plans

Founding Champions' Action Plan Summaries

Colombia's National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE)

Consortium for Street Children (CSC)


Department for International Development (DFID), UK 

Development Initiatives

Ghana (IDC Action Plan coming soon - in the meantime, see keynote from Minister of Planning, Ghana)


Institute of Global Homelessness (IDC Action Plan coming soon)

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Kenya (IDC Action Plan coming soon)


Sierra Leone's Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education

The Office for National Statistics in the UK

The Philippine Statistics Authority



World Bank (IDC Action Plan coming soon)

Zanzibar's Office of the Chief Government Statistician (IDC Action Plan coming soon)


Where have I seen the charter?

Sessions around the Charter have been held at events in 2018 and 2019 including the UN ESCAP CST 6 meeting in Bangkok; the Commonwealth Heads of Statistics meeting in London; the Washington Group Annual Conference in Rome; and the High Level Political Forum in New York. IDC champions have also been involved in promoting the Charter at events includ­ing the ASEAN Community Statistical System Committee (ACSS8) in Singapore in October 2018 and a side event at the UN Statistical Commission in March 2019.


Contributing Partners

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.
UK Aid from the British people
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest.
Statistical Service Ghana Logo
Ghana Statistical Service's mission is to lead the efficient production and management of quality official statistics in support of national development.
Philippine Statistics Authority Logo - Solid, Responsive, World-class
The Philippine Statistics Authority's mission is to deliver relevant, reliable statistics and civil registration services for equitable development towards improved quality of life for all.
DANE Logo - Informacion para Todos
The National Administrative Department of Statistics is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Colombia.
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.
Data2X - Partnering for a Gender Data Revolution
Data2X is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability and use of gender data in order to make a practical difference in the lives of girls and women worldwide.
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.
Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF and its partners are working hard to make the best, most practical use of data to drive results for children and young people.
HelpAge International Logo
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre IDMC 20 Years 1998-2018 Logo
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.
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.
Office for National Statistics Logo
The Office for National Statistics is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute.
Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is an international children’s charity fighting for the rights of street children worldwide. They are a global alliance raising the voices of street children at international level.
The Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) drives a global movement to end street homelessness. Their vision is a world where everyone has a home that offers security, safety, autonomy, and opportunity.
The Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) Zanzibar coordinates the production of official statistics, provides high quality statistical data and information and promotes their use in planning, decision-making, administration, governance, monitoring and evaluation.