The SDG National Reporting Initiative was launched in August 2017 as a two-year initiative led by the Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) and funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to facilitate greater information-sharing on SDG reporting between international, regional, and local communities. The Initiative included three core areas of work:

  1. Coordination mechanisms

  2. Open-source software development

  3. Training materials

To enable information-sharing and coordination, CODE developed an online resource library.

As part of this Initiative, CODE also focused on supporting the adoption of open-source SDG national reporting platforms (NRPs). CODE worked with government teams in the United States and United Kingdom to merge their open-source NRPs into a shared codebase, known as the Open SDG platform.

Open SDG is freely available for anyone to use, can be hosted and maintained at no cost, and can be modified to fit a variety of user needs. For more information about Open SDG, visit the website or reach out to the Open SDG development team by email at

While the SDG National Reporting Initiative has formally concluded, CODE looks forward to continued development of the SDGs as a framework for positive change. We welcome input, ideas, and opportunities for collaboration at as we continue our own commitment to the global agenda represented by the SDGs and the use of data to help achieve them.


Contributing Partners

Center for Open Data Enterprise CODE Logo
The mission of the Center for Open Data Enterprise is to maximize the value of open government data for the public good.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Logo
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
Office for National Statistics Logo
The Office for National Statistics is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute.

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