A global network using data to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - improving lives, fighting inequality, and promoting environmental sustainability.

Who We Are

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is a global network bringing together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 

What We Do

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data drives action at the local, national, and global level to ensure the new opportunities of the data revolution are used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Our Community

Our 300 partners are joining forces to take action, galvanize political commitment, build trust, and spur innovation in the booming data ecosystems of the 21st century.


Ghana's Fight to End Poverty With Data

What happens when a country really invests in data to save lives?


A key partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Government of Ghana is committed to sustainable development underpinned by a deep focus on improving data to drive progress.


Mobile Data for Social Impact

With a median age of 19, and 444 million unique mobile subscribers, Africa is a young, connected continent.


How can data from mobile phones be used for positive social impact? In partnership with the Government of Kenya, GIZ Kenya, and Safaricom Kenya Limited, we hosted a mobile data workshop to discuss this and more.


We are looking for an Africa Regional Manager!

The Africa Regional Manager will support the Africa strategy of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.

We are looking for a Senior Associate for Monitoring and Evaluation!

The Senior Associate for Monitoring and Evaluation will support the Global Partnership's efforts to track its progress and impact, share lessons learned, and contribute to the growing body of evidence on the importance and value of data for sustainable development.

SDGs Data in the Classroom

With the use of data visualization and portals, a Geography teacher is dissecting complex issues and communicating the SDGs in the classroom.

Improving Data Interoperability for the SDGs

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Global Partnership jointly established a multi-stakeholder Collaborative on SDG Data Interoperability to create the space that will bring together many different actors and initiatives to advance the policy and technical dimensions of data interoperability.

No Person Left Behind: How Using Data Can Reduce Inequality

To fulfill the 2030 Agenda and its ‘Leave no one behind’ promise, we must empower organizations around the world to collect quality, timely, and reliable data for action and impact starting with one of the world’s most vulnerable populations, people with disabilities.

Ghana Paves the Way to a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Over 150 participants attended the two-day National Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development Forum in Accra, Ghana in which Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana, delivered a powerful keynote address that signaled Ghana’s commitment to build a robust data ecosystem for sustainable development.

We are looking for a Technical Manager!

The Technical Manager will support the technical program, activities, and products of the Global Partnership.

From Texts to Tweets to Satellites: The Power of Big Data to Fill Gender Data Gaps

A new report on Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls demonstrates how four big data sources can be harnessed to fill gender data gaps and inform policy aimed at mitigating global gender inequality.

Big Data Analytics for the Sustainable Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

A seminar took place in Santiago, Chile, to foster a multi-stakeholder dialogue to advance the use of big data analytics in decision-making and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Global Partnership Announces Funding for Earth Observation Data Projects

Within the selected projects for the first Innovation Fund, several are focused on the use of earth observations to improve SDG monitoring and environmental data.

Data4SDGs Press Fellowship to Ghana

Resources Available
In May 2019 the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data held its first media fellowship, with a week-long reporting trip to Ghana.

SDG National Reporting Initiative

The SDG National Reporting Initiative was a two-year initiative to facilitate greater information-sharing on SDG reporting between international, regional, and local communities.

#FundData Campaign

Looking for Partners
The #FundData Campaign aims to increase global, regional, and national funding for SDG data, notably for education-related data. It has been designed to coincide with the 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF), to be held in July in New York.

POPGRID Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
POPGRID brings together the international community of data providers, users, and donors who are collecting, supporting, and utilizing georeferenced data on population, human settlements, and infrastructure to monitor and achieve the SDGs.

Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.

Data to End Hunger: The 50 X 2030 Initiative

GPSDD Initiated
The “50 X 2030” initiative is an ambitious effort to conduct regular surveys of farming households in 50 low and lower-middle income countries by 2030—and then make the data, combined with other information sources, widely available. The 50 will likely include 30 from sub-Saharan Africa, 10 from Asia, and 10 from Latin America and the Caribbean.

About Data for the Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Achieving and monitoring the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, the private sector, civil society, and citizens alike. It will require unprecedented amounts of data to ensure we leave a better planet for future generations.

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