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.

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)


Department for International Development (DFID), UK 

Development Initiatives

Ghana (action plan coming soon - in the meantime, see keynote from Minister of Planning, Ghana)


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)


Where have I seen the charter?

Sessions around the Charter have been held at events in 2019 and 2019 including the UN ESCAP CST 6 meeting in Bangkok; the Commonwealth Heads of Statistics meeting in London and the Washington Group Annual Conference in Rome. 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

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.
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.
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.
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.
DANE Logo - Informacion Estrategica
The National Administrative Department of Statistics is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Colombia.
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.
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.