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.
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
Ghana (IDC Action Plan coming soon - in the meantime, see keynote from Minister of Planning, Ghana)
Kenya (IDC Action Plan coming soon)
World Bank (IDC Action Plan coming soon)
Zanzibar's Office of the Chief Government Statistician (IDC Action Plan coming soon)
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.