The data revolution offers exciting opportunities to transform development, however, because financing for data from domestic and international sources remains appallingly low, and resources are often not used effectively, low and middle income countries struggle to take advantage of these opportunities.

This initiative will secure better cooperation and action on data financing at a watershed moment, when the possibilities are understood but the political capital and institutional frameworks are sorely lacking. Through this initiative, we will:

  • Strengthen the evidence base on the value of investing in data
  • Challenge donor behavior and build consensus around a new way of doing business that is driven by practical needs at the country level
  • Advocate for more financing by exploring how to put a stronger emphasis on data in existing and new financing instruments, and seeking new sources of financing

This work program is supported by an expert group of GPSDD partners who bring unique perspectives and expertise on financing for data.

  

Contributing Partners

PARIS21 - Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century
PARIS21 promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world.
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.
AidData
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.
Sustainable Development Solutions Network - A Global Initiative for the United Nations
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.
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.
IDRC | CRDI Logo - International Development Research - Centre de recherces pour le developpment international - Canada
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
Local Development Research Institute LDRI Logo
Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) is an action-oriented think tank whose core objective is to support African Union member states in their efforts to end poverty, end hunger, and address inequality in all its forms.
SDPI - Sustainable Development Policy Institute
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.
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.
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.
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.