Unlocking Privately-Held Data for Public Good

This initiative will create space for collaborative learning across leaders in the public-private data sharing space.

Data For Now

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Data For Now aims to increase the use of robust methods and tools that improve the timeliness, coverage, and quality of SDG data.

Administrative Data Initiative

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available

SDG National Reporting Initiative

GPSDD Initiated
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.

50X2030: Data-Smart Agriculture

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available






Save the Children UK Logo
Save the Children is a global child rights organisation that helps every child reach their full potential, by ensuring children are safe, healthy, and keep learning.
World Economic Forum Logo
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
Springer Nature Group Logo
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher.
Google logo
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
ANDE 10 Years Logo
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Gavi The Vaccine Alliance Logo
Gavi is an international organisation that was created to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries.
United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Logo
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda.
Open Geospatial Consortium OGC Logo - Making Location Count
The Open Geospatial Consortium is an international consortium of more than 525 companies, government agencies, research organizations, and universities.
Plan International Logo
Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world.
Philips Logo
Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, and home care.
On Think Tanks Logo
On Think Tanks is a global platform dedicated to the study and support of policy research centres.
Microsoft Logo
Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and organization to achieve more through the use of innovative information technology.
Ocean Protocol Foundation Logo
Ocean Protocol is kickstarting a data economy by breaking down data silos and equalizing access to data for all.
International Monetary Fund Logo
The International Monetary Fund is working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
ILO - International Labour Organization Logo
The International Labour Organization aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
Global He@lth 2030 Innovation Task Force Logo
Independent, non-profit public-private partnership with the aim of unleashing the full potential of data-driven innovation and low-cost ICTs for multi-stakeholder action to accelerate achievement of SDG 3.
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Logo
The Food and Agriculture Organization is the specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Logo's mission is to democratize access to the world's data and to accelerate the open data movement.
Citizen Science Global Partnership Logo
The Citizen Science Global Partnership is a network-of-networks that seeks to promote and advance citizen science for a sustainable world.
UN Women Logo
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
KPMG's International Development Assistance Services (IDAS) Institute produces thought leadership on critical issues in the development sector and stimulates discussion on how we can improve the realities of people living in the developing world.
Open Knowledge International Logo
Open Knowledge International focuses on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems.
Global Healthsites Mapping Project Logo
The Global Healthsites Mapping Project is building a data lifecycle with OpenStreetMap and presenting trusted users in the medical community and health cluster ecosystem with opportunities to validate health facility data.
 Radiant Earth Foundation Logo
Radiant Earth Foundation provides a geospatial and imagery technology platform that supports knowledge transfer to positively impact the developing world’s greatest social, economic, and environmental challenges.
Open Education Working Group Logo
The Open Education Working Group from Open Knowledge International brings people together to promote open educational practices and open educational resources, as well as open policies, open science, and open data in education.
International Organization for Migration IOM-OIM Logo - The UN Migration Agency
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Logo
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
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.
RELX Group
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
Arthur's Legal Logo -- Challenge the Status Quo
Arthur’s Legal is a global tech and strategy by design law firm. We provide integrated strategic and legal services and systems mainly focused on People, Knowledge, Technology, Innovation, and Strategy.
Ipsos Logo
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market and social research companies.
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organizations at the local, national, regional, and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society.
AidHedge Logo
Our goal is to make innovative services that provide aid organizations and donors with the knowledge and understanding they need in order to have effective aid, where every dollar makes an impact.
WINGU - Tecnología Sin Fines de Lucro
We love developing projects in partnership with other civil society organizations, that combine technology, open data, and agile methodologies which foster social impact.
School of Data
School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners, both organizations and individuals, implementing training and other data literacy activities in their respective countries and regions.
GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of 200 million users in Africa and Asia.
iTM - for a better world
iTech Mission (iTM) is a social impact technology firm that combines strategic thinking and emerging technologies to provide innovative solutions that consistently break new ground for public good.
GODAN - Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security.
GDN - Global Development Network Logo
The Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries, to promote better lives.
P - Paragon
Paragon is a global network of market research agencies, their clients, NGOs, academics & government partners, working together to bring the Market Research Industry services into the measurement & implementation of SDGs.
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) is non-government organisation with a long and laudable history as a key international professional association for statisticians. The ISI represents and connects the whole statistical community across the world with its mission to promote the understanding, development, and good practice of statistics worldwide.
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.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) is a center within the Earth Institute at Columbia University. CIESIN works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences, and specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment.
Open Data Watch
Open Data Watch is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the junction of open data and official statistics, monitoring open data policies, measuring their success and impact, sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and offering strategic advice and practical assistance to national governments, international organizations, and other NGOs.
Since 1969, Esri has helped organizations map and model our world. Our GIS technology allows users to effectively manage and analyze geographic information so they can make better decisions. As a socially conscious business, we are proud that our technology is used by many organizations who apply location-based insights to solve problems and make our world a better place to live.
Tableau helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics and rapid-fire business intelligence. Create visualizations and dashboards in minutes, then share in seconds.
Vizzuality is a world-leading data design agency that creates bespoke and compelling visualizations to help people tell the stories that matter to them and their communities.
As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP’s vision is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
VOTO - More Voices, Better Choices
VOTO is a Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise. We make it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.
Visualizing Data for a Better World
Data Act Lab is a team of development and interaction experts dedicated to using visualization to make the world a better place. We have 25 years of experience from global development issues, data visualization, and user interface design.
CRGB - Connaitré pour mieux protéger la biodiversité tropicale
Data production for tropical biodiversity, dissemination, and use in low-income and lower middle income countries in West and Central Africa.
Dalberg Data Insights
Dalberg Data Insights builds bridges between private data and important social problems.  We create tools to interpret data and uncover solutions in international development, humanitarian action, and social impact.
GRI - Empowering Sustainable Decisions
With thousands of reporters in over 90 countries, GRI provides the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and disclosure, enabling businesses, governments, civil society and citizens to make better decisions based on information that matters.
World Council on City Data - WCCD
The World Council on City Data (WCCD) is the global leader in standardized city data - creating smart, sustainable, resilient, and prosperous cities.
Foundation Center - Knowledge to build on
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
Global Pulse
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics Logo
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics is the official and trusted source of internationally - comparable data on education, science, culture, and communication.
Development Gateway - Solutions that empower
Development Gateway works to ensure governments, organizations, and citizens can access, understand, and apply data to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
World Resources Institute
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
Open Data Charter
The Open Data Charter is a collaboration between governments and experts working to open up data. The aspiration was that data should be open by default, timely and interoperable. More than 70 governments and organisations have joined the movement.
USAID - From the American People
U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets, and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.

ONE’s 7 million members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organising, mobilising, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

World Wide Web Foundation
The World Wide Web Foundation works to advance the open Web as a public good and a basic right.
Kwantu is a social enterprise that aims to make development more effective.  We specialise in the development of management information systems for development programmes.
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
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.
CSF - Community Systems Foundation
Community Systems Foundation is a not-for-profit providing data management services to United Nations and government agencies.
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.
Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers. Our building blocks make it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application. We want to change the way people move around cities and understand our planet.
WORLD Policy Analysis Center
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies from around the world.
C-Change triggers business to make a difference and equip them to bring their purpose to life. We convene. We consult. And, most importantly, we are launching a technology platform that enables corporates globally to capture, share, and accelerate their impact through an innovative, easy to use, in-house portal.
 GEO - Group on Earth Observations
GEO harnesses the power of open data through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems for access to better information and decision making for a changing planet.