The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data's data roadmaps support countries at the national and sub-national levels to develop and implement whole-of-government, multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development. Our data roadmap process helps align existing national plans, activities, and priorities to further strengthen data ecosystems and enable data-driven decision-making for sustainable development.

The data roadmaps help enable the use of real-time, dynamic, disaggregated data to achieve and monitor the Sustainable Development Goals, bridge data gaps, and improve capacities to generate, share, and use data. The Global Partnership works closely with partner countries to better understand challenges and opportunities on the road to harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development.

The Global Partnership's Data4SDGs Toolbox supports country-led efforts to develop and implement data roadmaps for sustainable development.

 

Current data roadmap countries include:

  • Colombia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Tanzania
  • United States
  

Contributing Partners

 GEO - Group on Earth Observations
Non-governmental Organization
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.
CEPEI - Knowledge factory for the world we deserve
Academic / Research Institution
CEPEI aims to increase regional dialogue and information sharing, provide policy solutions, and insights on critical strategic areas so as to optimize the engagement in: governance, finance, and data for sustainable development.
Esri
Private sector
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.
UK Aid from the British people
Government
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.
Millennium Challenge Corporation - United States of America
Government
The Millennium Challenge Corporation is an independent U.S. Government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic growth. Created in 2004, MCC provides time-limited grants and assistance to poor countries that meet rigorous standards for good governance, from fighting corruption to respecting democratic rights.
PEPFAR
Government
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. government initiative to save the lives of those affected by HIV/AIDS around the world.
SDPI - Sustainable Development Policy Institute
Non-governmental Organization
SDPI is proud of the Pakistan Data Portal: an advanced open data portal with a four star rating, one of the most advanced indicator dictionaries, rationally linked data features, options for dynamic queries, and features to create data visualization and data analysis.
Data2X - Partnering for a Gender Data Revolution
Non-governmental Organization
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.
Kwantu
Private sector
Kwantu is a social enterprise that aims to make development more effective.  We specialise in the development of management information systems for development programmes.
PARIS21 - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
Multilateral Organization
PARIS21 promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world.
Publish What You Fund - The Global Campaign for Aid Transparency
Non-governmental Organization
We work to make timely information on aid and development flows and activities open by default, and to make sure it is shared and used. We believe that whether it is fighting poverty, famine or climate change: transparent aid is better aid.
Orange
Private sector
Orange is one of the largest operators of mobile and internet services in Europe and Africa and a global leader in corporate telecommunication services.
The World Bank - IBRD - IDA - World Bank Group
Multilateral Organization
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.
RAIC - Right to Access Information Commission
Government
The Right to Access Information Commission (RAIC) in Sierra Leone has a clear mandate to make information available to the masses by increasing the supply of open data. In a similar manner, the RAIC is poised to improve data accessibility and to make citizens aware of what rights they have in gaining such access thus addressing the demand side of the equation.
USAID - From the American People
Government
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.
CSF - Community Systems Foundation
Non-governmental Organization
Community Systems Foundation is a not-for-profit providing data management services to United Nations and government agencies.
Prologica
Private sector
With over three decades of experience in the development, installation and implementation of solutions in the area of information, especially focused on the business market, Prologica currently has businesses in different areas from IT Services (where it all began) to Education and Healthcare.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network - A Global Initiative for the United Nations
Academic / Research Institution
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network connects researchers, practitioners, and policymakers around the globe to create and catalyze solutions to our world's most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network - The Earth Institute - Columbia University
Academic / Research Institution
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.
CIVICUS Logo
Non-governmental Organization
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.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Multilateral Organization
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member states, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.
Development Gateway - Solutions that empower
Non-governmental Organization
Development Gateway works to ensure governments, organizations, and citizens can access, understand, and apply data to achieve sustainable development outcomes.
Visualizing Data for a Better World
Private sector
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.
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) creates and provides those maps.
Open Data Watch
Non-governmental Organization
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.
Data-Pop Alliance
Academic / Research Institution
Data-Pop Alliance is a global coalition on Big Data and development that brings together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to promote a people-centered Big Data revolution through collaborative research, capacity building, and community engagement.
GeoCensos - Mapeamos Juntos un Mundo Mejor
Non-governmental Organization
GeoCensos Foundation is an officially registered NGO working in the Latin America and the Caribbean region that promotes innovative projects in geospatial disciplines.
Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals
Academic / Research Institution
Southern Voice is a network of thinks tanks from the Global South that contributes to the global discourse underpinning shaping and delivery of the SDGs. It also aims to contribute to the effort on “Data Revolution” to support the SDG framework.
VOTO - More Voices, Better Choices
Private sector
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.
AidData
Academic / Research Institution
AidData is a research and innovation lab based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia that connects resources to results for sustainable development. We combine novel data, rigorous methods, and compelling analysis to assess who is funding what, where, and to what effect.
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania - Statistics for Development
Government
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is an autonomous, public institution mandated to coordinate the production and dissemination of official statistics in Tanzania.
The Center for Open Data Enterprise Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The mission of the Center for Open Data Enterprise is to maximize the value of open government data as a public resource, by focusing on data users.
  

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Resources on Data Roadmaps

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Data4SDGs Toolbox

ADAPT: Advanced Data Planning Tool

The Advanced Data Planning tool (ADAPT) from the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) allows national statistical offices (NSOs) to identify data gaps and the necessary resources to fill those gaps. It reveals gaps in data coverage, reporting, financing and disaggregation.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development Guidelines

This module provides an overarching framework and set of guidelines for developing data roadmaps for sustainable development. It articulates the overall goals and purposes of the Data4SDGs Toolbox and links other modules to the roadmap process.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Making Use of Citizen-Generated Data

This Data4SDGs Toolbox module explores how citizen-generated data — data individuals or their organizations produce to directly monitor, demand or drive change on issues that affect them — can be leveraged to support the effective tracking of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Earth Observation Data to Support the SDGs

Earth observations can track global change in high resolution and in real time, and their use in SDG monitoring and decision-making is essential in capturing the sustainability of developments underpinning the SDG framework. This Data4SDGs Toolbox module explores how Earth observations can be used for action and data-driven decision-making across government, and to support targeted development programmes.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Tool 2: Common Data Template

The Common Data Template from the Minimum Essential Data Package is a tool to help local country teams assess data gaps and construct data baselines.

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