If we do not have accurate birth registration, all 'per capita' information about that country is, at best, an estimate. If a birth is not registered, that person does not exist. This is the case for one in three births every year. Without an identity, justice is not possible and people are not able to participate in society. Civil registration data must be collated to ensure that vital statistics systems can provide up-to-date population information for government planning.

No matter how many other goals we achieve, without peace and justice, everything else can so easily come crashing down. Citizens should be able to have a say in how their country is run. They should be able to get hold of data that shows what governments and companies are doing and hold them to account for their actions.

"Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice."

Robert F. Kennedy

  

Initiatives

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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.
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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.
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

Resources Available
The Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that work towards achieving the SDGs in low-income and lower middle-income countries.
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Data4SDGs Toolbox

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.
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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.
  

Partners