We need data to hold governments, companies, and people to account and meet the Global Goals and commitments they have made. We have already made great progress by cutting extreme poverty in half. This is thanks to poor countries boosting their economies at home as well as rich countries increasing aid.

Now we need to get going, keep track of how we are doing, and charge towards 2030 with the vision of what our world could be. Partnerships are at the heart of delivering the Global Goals. The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data brings together governments, international organizations, companies, civil society groups, and statistics and data communities who represent all sectors of society and all regions of the world, dedicated to achieving the Global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

"Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings."

John F. Kennedy




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.

Africa Regional Data Cube

Resources Available
The Africa Regional Data Cube is a new tool that harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security and other development issues.

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.

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.

Data Roadmaps

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

API Highways

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Providing easy access to SDG-relevant data for visualizations and applications that can guide decision-making

Interoperability Data Collaborative

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Working to enhance interoperability of systems related to data and the SDGs.

Environment Data Collaborative

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Using earth observation and remote sensing data to protect the environment and improve climate resilience.

Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.


9:00 am March 21 - 1:00 pm March 23, 2018

Data for Development Festival

21-23 March 2018, Bristol, United Kingdom
May 24, 2017

A World-Changing Combination: Dr. Claire Melamed on Big Data, Collaboration and the SDGs

Cambria Hayashino (Digital Marketing, Telefónica) interviews Dr. Claire Melamed to discuss her work with Big Data and the SDGs, why collaboration is crucial to meeting Agenda 2030, and the role of telcos within the Global Partnership.
April 19, 2017

No Person Left Behind: How Using Data Can Reduce Inequality

To fulfill the 2030 Agenda and its ‘Leave no one behind’ promise, we must empower organizations around the world to collect quality, timely, and reliable data for action and impact starting with one of the world’s most vulnerable populations, people with disabilities.
April 18, 2017

Ghana Paves the Way to a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Over 150 participants attended the two-day National Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development Forum in Accra, Ghana in which Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of Ghana, delivered a powerful keynote address that signaled Ghana’s commitment to build a robust data ecosystem for sustainable development.
March 21, 2017

Big Data Analytics for the Sustainable Development of Latin America and the Caribbean

A seminar took place in Santiago, Chile, to foster a multi-stakeholder dialogue to advance the use of big data analytics in decision-making and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
March 07, 2017

Announcing Funding for 10 Development Data Innovation Projects

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank’s Development Data Group announce the ten recipients of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding.
February 27, 2017

United Nations Foundation and GSMA Team Up to Support Data for Good

The United Nations Foundation and GSMA announced a partnership at the Mobile World Congress that leverages their shared objective to unlock the power of data for good, specifically to support the SDGs.
January 31, 2017

Beta Launch of the Data4SDGs API Highways

The Global Partnership launched a beta version of the Data4SDGs API Highways, infrastructure that aims to provide easy access to SDG-relevant data and further empower the developer community to create rich visualizations and applications.
January 30, 2016

Data Visualization for Action and Decision Making

Within the unique context of the United Nations World Data Forum, the Global Partnership organized a session on data visualizations to support the 2030 Agenda.
January 24, 2017

Three Cheers for the First UN World Data Forum

Built on strong foundations, geared towards action, and well attended by a diverse set of global actors, the United Nations World Data Forum concludes and sets an ambitious agenda to improve sustainable development data ecosystems.
September 08, 2016

East Africa's Open Data Revolution

The East Africa Open Data Conference provided a glimpse of Africa’s commitment to the data revolution for sustainable development. Around 180 attendants gathered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, including government, business, and civil society representatives from more than 20 countries.
September 26, 2016

Financing SDG data needs: What does it cost?

Two reports argue that financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) data needs -- effectively measuring and monitoring SDG implementation -- requires modest additional investment in data and statistical capacity.
September 14, 2016

Why is Data Important for Social Good?

Several organizations unite to unpack why data is important for our common social good and which are the obstacles and opportunities found in the sharing of data.
August 03, 2016

Joining-up Data Standards Requires Joined-up Leadership

It is recognized that in order to maximize the value of existing data both for decision-making and accountability, data from different sources and published to different standards should be joined-up. So, which are the barriers for change?
August 22, 2016

Potholes and Development Goals: A Dispatch from Kenya’s Silicon Savannah

Evidence presented at the Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, suggests that Kenyans are rushing to apply the “Leave No One Behind” principle in regard to data for sustainable development.
July 20, 2016

Global Partnership Announces Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data announced a new multi-million-dollar funding initiative to support collaborative data innovations for sustainable development.
June 13, 2016

Sierra Leone plugs into the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

What does Sierra Leone's road to harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development look like? A recent workshop co-organized by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data served as a chance to review recent milestones and chart the course ahead.
April 29, 2016

Colombia Welcomes the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data to discuss Data Roadmaps for Sustainable Development

Colombia welcomed the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data for a series of workshops and discussions on ways to harness the data revolution for sustainable development.
April 26, 2016

Lessons from the 2015 Open Data Inventory

The 2015 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assessed the openness and coverage of official statistics for 125 countries in 20 data categories and provided recommendations for National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to improve their online data offerings.
April 26, 2016

Harnessing the Data Revolution for an AIDS-Free Generation

A Data Revolution is underway at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate progress toward reaching the bold HIV prevention and treatment targets set by President Obama and, ultimately, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
April 26, 2016

Delivering the SDGS: Promises to Action and Results

The 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission was a critical milestone in defining the next steps in implementing the highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world. Even as work on the targets and indicators advances, implementing and monitoring the SDGs will be a challenge.
March 04, 2016

Why the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data Matters to Civil Society

The launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data represents the most substantive effort yet to see the data revolution move from a concept to a reality for stakeholders across the world: What will the Global Partnership do and why should civil society care about it?
March 18, 2016

How Open are Official Statistics?

Although open data initiatives are advancing at different levels, open access to the important data produced by national statistical agencies remains, at best, limited. The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) provides an assessment of the statistics commonly produced by national statistical systems.
December 09, 2016

UN World Data Forum Gearing Up for January Kick-off in Cape Town

Plans are in high gear for the inaugural United Nations World Data Forum, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 15-18 January 2017.
September 14, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals Community Event

The United States Government, working with members of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, hosted the first of a series of community data events, starting with one in that brought together policy makers, data scientists, statisticians, application developers, and other data users and producers.


Global Healthsites Mapping Project Logo
Non-governmental Organization
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.
ONE - National Statistical Office Logo
The National Statistics Office is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of the Dominican Republic.
INEC - National Institute of Statistics and Census of Costa Rica Logo
The National Institute of Statistics and Census is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Costa Rica.
IATI - International Aid Transparency Initiative Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to increase the transparency of development cooperation and increase its effectiveness in achieving the SDGs.
Eye on Earth Logo - Convene Converge Collaborate
Non-governmental Organization
Eye on Earth is a global community of individuals and organisations that collaborate across disciplines and geographies to strengthen the environmental component of Sustainable Development. 
IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that promotes human development and environmental sustainability.
Individual Deprivation Measure Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Individual Deprivation Measure is a new individual-level, gender-sensitive, measure of multidimensional poverty.
COSA - Committee on Sustainability Assessment Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment is a nonprofit network of over 50 partners that develops data tools and research insights to accelerate agricultural sustainability.
Telefónica Logo
Private sector
Telefónica is a multinational broadband and telecommunications provider.
 Radiant Earth Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
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.
Benetech Logo - Technology Serving Humanity
Non-governmental Organization
Benetech is a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good.
Non-governmental Organization
IREX is a global development and education organization.
Inter-American Development Bank - IDB Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) works to reduce poverty and inequality, to improve health and education, and advance infrastructure through financial and technical support for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Center for Data Innovation Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The Center for Data Innovation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank studying the intersection of data, technology, and public policy.
The Donkey Sanctuary Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Donkey Sanctuary works to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules, and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
UNHCR Logo - The UN Refugee Agency
Multilateral Organization
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action for the worldwide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems. UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, works to overcome some of the region’s greatest challenges by providing results-oriented projects, technical assistance, and capacity building to member States.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population promotes the scientific study of population, encourage exchange between researchers around the globe, and stimulate interest in population issues.
Humanitarian Tracker Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Humanitarian Tracker connects and empower citizens by crowdsourcing information and using innovation in technology for humanitarian events.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk IRDR Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.
Facebook Logo
Private sector
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
Children's Investment Fund Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation that works with a wide range of partners to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable children in developing countries.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
Project Everyone Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Project Everyone seeks to put the power of great communications behind The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, accelerating the creation of a fairer world by 2030, where extreme poverty has been eradicated, climate change is properly addressed, and injustice and inequality are unacceptable.
Quidgest 30 Years Logo
Private sector
Quidgest is a global consultancy and software engineering company whose mission is to implement a disruptive strategy for the IT sector, based on the creation and improvement of automatic code generation processes.
Open Data Services Logo
Private sector
Open Data Services Co-operative provides technologies, support, and services relating to the production, standardisation, and use of open data for social impact. We exist to help people publish and use open data.
Resilience Brokers Logo
Private sector
Resilience Brokers champion a pioneering holistic approach to systems change that is driven by the power of collaboration and disruptive technology innovation. Our Programme is designed to create change at the systems level and support the timely delivery of the Global Goals.
DigitalGlobe Logo
Private sector
DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading provider of high-resolution Earth imagery, data, and analysis.
United Nations ECLAC Logo - 70 ECLAC For Sustainable Development With Equality
Multilateral Organization
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations, was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world.
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.
DANE Logo - Informacion Estrategica
The National Administrative Department of Statistics is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of the official statistics of Colombia.
PanApps Logo
Private sector
PanApps is a global information technology services and solutions provider.
Academic / Research Institution
CIECODE (Research Centre for Policy Coherence and Development) is a development-oriented think-and-do-tank based in Madrid whose mission is to promote an informed and fact-based public debate on sustainable development.
SBS Strathmore Business School Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Strathmore Business School provides training programs on business, public policy, healthcare, and education, as well as an agribusiness program.
Geospatial Media + Communications Logo
Geospatial Media and Communications is committed to serving the stakeholders of the geospatial community and aims to facilitate collaboration and demonstrate the value and benefits of geospatial technology.
Bond Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Bond is the UK network for organizations working in international development. It unites and supports a diverse network of over 450 civil society organizations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality, and injustice.
Education Above All Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Education Above All Foundation's aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through quality education and other welfare programmes and initiatives.
United Nations UNESCWA Logo
Multilateral Organization
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) was founded in 1973 and is one of five UN Regional Commissions.
United Nations System Staff College Logo
Multilateral Organization
The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is the primary provider of inter-agency training and learning for staff of the United Nations system.
Youth Advocates Zimbabwe YAZ Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Youth Advocates Zimbabwe (YAZ) is a youth-led organization working to advance youth's rights and amplify youth's voices where it matters. Our mission is empowering adolescents and young people through knowledge and skills transfer.
TolaData Logo
Private sector
TolaData is an end-to-end program management and M&E platform designed specifically for NGOs working in complex environments, bridging the gap between mobile data collection, indicator tracking, and project management based on the sector standards of PMDPro.
SurveyCTO - Powered by Dobility Logo
Private sector
Dobility is the company behind SurveyCTO, a platform for quality field data collection. We are a technology company dedicated to a social mission: to promote more and better research and its analysis in the world by providing affordable, reliable, and professionally-supported technology that anyone can use.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre IDMC 20 Years 1998-2018 Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the leading source of information and analysis on internal displacement. By telling the story of internal displacement, we keep the issue and the plight of internally displaced people high on the global agenda.
Triage Logo
Private sector
We believe in the potential of the food system to solve the world’s most intractable problems, from poverty and hunger to economic development and the environment. Our work focuses on unlocking that potential.
The Governance Lab GovLab Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The Governance Lab at NYU Tandon is an action-research center created to improve people’s lives and strengthen democracy by changing the way we govern using new technologies.
The AI Initiative Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The AI Initiative is an initiative of The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School dedicated to the rise of Artificial Intelligence. Its mission is to help shape the global AI policy framework.
INDEX Design to Improve Life Logo
Non-governmental Organization
INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach. We Inspire, Educate, and Engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.
Kathmandu Living Labs KLL Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Kathmandu Living Labs is one of the leading civic-tech organizations in Nepal that develops web and mobile technology to connect data, technology, and people in Nepal, and conducts research to bridge the science-to-society gap, working mainly in open maps, disaster management, governance, and civic engagement.
Satellite Applications Catapult Logo
Private sector
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology organization with the mission 'to innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites'.
Local Development Research Institute LDRI Logo
Academic / Research Institution
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.
International Organization for Migration IOM-OIM Logo - The UN Migration Agency
Multilateral Organization
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.
MAdagascar Iniatives for Digital Innovation Association MAIDI Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The MAdagascar Iniatives for Digital Innovation (MAIDI) Association believes in the possibility of open data in Madagascar.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works across a variety of sectors with the belief that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy, productive life.
Together for Girls Logo - Ending Violence Against Children
Non-governmental Organization
Together for Girls is a partnership between national governments, UN agencies, and private sector organizations working to break cycles of violence, with special attention to sexual violence against girls.
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Logo
Multilateral Organization
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.
HelpAge International Logo
Non-governmental Organization
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Health Data Collaborative Logo - Data for Health and Sustainable Development
Non-governmental Organization
The Health Data Collaborative is a joint effort by multiple global health partners to work alongside countries to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local decision-making and tracking progress toward the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
Multilateral Organization
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.
Video Volunteers Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Video Volunteers empowers marginalized people to tell their stories and create change campaigns so that their issues come out from under the rug and become important threads in India’s development narrative.
ODI - Overseas Development Institute Logo
Academic / Research Institution
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is a leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
Equal Measures 2030 Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Equal Measures 2030 is an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership which envisions a world where no girl or woman is invisible. By compiling data and evidence and providing analysis, we aim to highlight gender gaps in outcomes, measure progress for girls and women, and identify evidence-based solutions.
Sightsavers Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Sightsavers is an international organization working with partners in developing countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Private sector
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, and internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.
WorldPop - Flowminder.org Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Flowminder is a non-profit organization registered in Stockholm, with most of its staff in Southampton and Geneva. WorldPop is its main data dissemination program, led by Flowminder's Director, Professor Andy Tatem.
Datalat Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Datalat is a young initiative that promotes collaborative projects using open data and technology. We are based in Quito, Ecuador, where we run workshops, community events and conduct training and research as well as implanting projects with local and international partners.
Development Initiatives Logo
Academic / Research Institution
Development Initiatives (DI) is an independent international development organization that focuses on the role of data in driving poverty eradication and sustainable development.
IPA - Innovations for Poverty Action
Academic / Research Institution
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy non-profit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
RELX Group
Private sector
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
ODI - Open Data Institute Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Data Institute (ODI) connects, equips, and inspire people around the world to innovate with data.
Private sector
CARTO is an open cloud location data platform offering visual insights on where things happen, why they happen, and predicting what will happen in the future.
eLEAF Logo -- Feed The World
Private sector
eLEAF provides satellite-based applications and data to optimise crop production and water management.
Datavized Logo
Private sector
Datavized is an immersive visualization platform that makes it easy to turn complex data into fully interactive web experiences.
Athena Infonomics Logo
Private sector
Athena Infonomics is a policy research and development analytics firm focusing on strengthening the use of data and social science research to solve development and inclusive growth issues worldwide.
Arthur's Legal Logo -- Challenge the Status Quo
Private sector
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.
CAF India -- Charities Aid Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
Charities Aid Foundation's mission is to promote and support strategic giving for a more equitable and sustainable society.
SocialCops Logo
Private sector
SocialCops is a data intelligence company founded on the mission of empowering organizations and leaders with the accurate data and information required to make decisions in real time for confronting the world’s most critical problems and developmental challenges.
GDI Global Development Incubator Logo
Private sector
Global Development Incubator (GDI) pushes beyond traditional consulting and bureaucratic incubation. We take a hands-on approach and partner with innovators to address urgent global problems.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is a non-governmental organization established in memory of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, which seeks to advance dialogue and policy around sustainable peace and development.
ImpactReady -- Certified B Corporation Logo
Private sector
ImpactReady is a social enterprise that aims to bridge the gap between evaluation, programme design, and social business.
African Development Bank Logo
Multilateral Organization
The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.
Ipsos Logo
Private sector
Ipsos is one of the world's leading market and social research companies.
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.
AidHedge Logo
Private sector
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.
Open Institute Logo
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Institute works with governments, civil society, private sector companies, media organizations and others to realize citizen-driven open societies in Africa, managed by informed, fact-driven citizens.
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.
Public Affairs Centre - Committed to good governance
Non-governmental Organization
Public Affairs Centre (PAC) in Bangalore, India, is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994, dedicated to improving the quality of governance.
WINGU - Tecnología Sin Fines de Lucro
Non-governmental Organization
We love developing projects in partnership with other civil society organizations, that combine technology, open data, and agile methodologies which foster social impact.
Institute for Economics & Peace
Academic / Research Institution
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.
Private sector
Mahiti enables civil society organisations to transition to secure cloud-based solutions, gather, analyse, and visualize big-data, use technology to monitor programs, and enhance efficiency and reach.
Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) Germany - DE
Non-governmental Organization
The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) Germany is part of the international Open Knowledge Network promoting open data and digital tools for transparency, accountability and citizen participation
Private sector
Orodata is a Civic Tech startup simplifying and democratizing public data, turning them to static or interactive data visualizations and leveraging infographics storytelling to foster ease of access to information, drive accountability and transparency.
Non-governmental Organization
DatosElSalvador is the first open data portal and strategy for opening public data available in non-reusable formats via government websites.
Private sector
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
Private sector
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.
Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation - Inspiring change through learning
Non-governmental Organization
Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation is a Nigerian non-governmental organization that was created with the goal of inspiring change through learning.
Non-governmental Organization
Society for Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development (SEEED) is committed to the vision of positive impact on persons and corporate organizations through entrepreneurship development and advancement.
GDN - Global Development Network
Academic / Research Institution
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
Private sector
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.
Non-governmental Organization
The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) brings together producers and users of official statistics to promote the understanding and advancement of official statistics and to foster the development of effective and efficient official statistical services, particularly in developing countries.
Private sector
Kanopi is a social technology company that seeks to improve the quality and reach of microfinance institutions. We provide the software, hardware and training to microfinance institutions to improve their financial services, operational efficiency and data management.
Non-governmental Organization
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) - Tanzania - Statistics for Development
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is an autonomous, public institution mandated to coordinate the production and dissemination of official statistics in Tanzania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Private sector
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.
Private sector
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.
Private sector
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
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.
Mars Omega
Private sector
A specialist intelligence and influence consultancy with a bespoke software tool to assist sustainable development goals with smart thinking.
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.
Millennium Challenge Corporation - United States of America
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.
Dalberg Data Insights
Private sector
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.
Academic / Research Institution
Mahatma Gandhi University is in North East India, engaged in teaching, research and outreach activities. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs.
World Council on City Data - WCCD
Non-governmental Organization
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
Non-governmental Organization
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
Multilateral Organization
Global Pulse is the United Nations Secretary-General's flagship innovation initiative on big data.
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.
World Resources Institute
Academic / Research Institution
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
Non-governmental Organization
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.
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, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) 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.
Non-governmental Organization

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.

Private sector
People, technology and innovation dedicated to making the world work better.
Multilateral Organization
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.
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.
Private sector
SBC4D is a French consulting company specialized in research and development, program management, and execution in the open data and ICTD sector.
Private sector
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
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.
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.


Research, Methods and Good Practices

Harnessing the Data Revolution to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Harnessing the Data Revolution to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: Enabling Frogs to Leap, a report of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the JICA Research Institute, analyzes the challenges and opportunities that exist in the pursuit of the data revolution.
Leave No One Behind | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Africa Data Revolution Report 2016

The Africa Data Revolution Report 2016: Highlighting developments in African data ecosystems is envisioned to provide a thorough review on the data ecosystem in the continent based on in-depth country assessments.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Counting on the World: Building Modern Data Systems for Sustainable Development

The report intends to support national and international policy makers taking an evidence-based approach to SDG planning and implementation. It looks to design modern, fit-for-purpose data systems that improve the quality, reach and impact of public service delivery and strengthen environmental protection. It sets out a vision for modern data systems, supported by a broad range of actors, while also providing specific recommendations to drive urgent action.
Principles and Standards | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data

This global plan is intended to provide a framework for discussion on, and planning and implementation of statistical capacity building necessary to achieve the scope and intent of the 2030 Agenda.
Leave No One Behind | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Development Co-operation Report 2017

This report sets out priority actions and good practices that will help policy makers and providers of development assistance to bridge the global data divide, notably by strengthening statistical systems in developing countries to produce better data for better policies and better lives.
Leave No One Behind | Research, Methods and Good Practices

Understanding Society: Putting people in the picture

As sustainable development becomes ever more embedded in government and corporate practice, the world of research has increasingly shifted its thinking to economic, social and environmental impacts.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

What Do We Know About the Value of Data?

There is strong rhetorical consensus that better data are a prerequisite to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and leaving no one behind, but the demand for better data has not translated into corresponding growth in funding. To confront this challenge, this paper seeks to better understand what we know about the value of data. How have economists and other researchers attempted to measure the value of data and how well do they do at painting the picture of what data are really worth?
Research, Methods and Good Practices

State of Development Data Funding

The State of Development Data Funding report provides updated estimates of the cost of producing the final set of SDG indicators agreed by the Inter-Agency Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs).
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Making the Case: More and Better Financing for Development Data

Meeting the data challenges of the SDGs will require increased investments in international and national data and statistical systems. This resource makes the case for investing in data, highlight the current state of financing for statistics, identify funding gaps, and make the case for not just more but better financing for data.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Global Philanthropy Data Charter

The Global Philanthropy Data Charter is intended as a framework to guide organizations in the sector as they set out to improve philanthropy data, acknowledging the diversity of context, culture, and legal framework within which these organizations operate.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Gender Data Module

This module offers a primer and straightforward guidance aimed primarily at countries on gender data collection for national data roadmaps. It is the first iteration of this module, which Data2X will deepen over time, building in more real-world examples and practical advice along the way.
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Youth and the SDGs Data Revolution

The objective of this Data4SDGs Toolbox module is to improve the foundations of young people and youth organizations in using, understanding and gathering data in order for them to become key actors in the SDGs Data Revolution. More specifically, the module would address:
Data4SDGs Toolbox

Data Financing and Mutual Accountability Pact

A Data Financing and Mutual Accountability Pact is a performance-based agreement between the national government, a set of county governments, external funders and other relevant parties, whereby the national government and external funders would reward county governments for progress made in producing and publishing better data in one or two pillar areas defined in the national SDG Data Revolution Roadmap. 
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

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.
Principles and Standards | Training and Capacity Building

International Statistical Literacy Project

Its main objective is to contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world, among young and adults, in all walks of life. To this end, we provide an online repository of international resources and news in Statistical Literacy, international activities to promote the resources and the individuals and institutions behind them, and outreach activities to increase awareness.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?

Measuring whether, when, how, and why individual development partners have influenced reform efforts in low- and middle-income countries is a challenge that has confounded scholars, practitioners, and policymakers for many decades. In a report launched in October 2015, AidData draws upon the firsthand experiences and observations of nearly 6,750 policymakers and practitioners in 126 countries to answer these critical questions.
Training and Capacity Building


DataRepública is a digital platform oriented to connect citizens to data and to strengthen the skills of the development actors for evidence-based decision-making and communication based on data, connecting the dots and producing inputs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Platforms and Applications

ODIN: Open Data Inventory

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses the coverage and openness of official statistics to identify gaps, promote open data policies, improve access, and encourage dialogue between national statistical offices (NSOs) and data users. Scores allow comparisons across topics and countries. In 2016, 125 countries were assessed.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

From Now to 2030: What is Needed to Measure SDG 16

The report analyses how SDG 16 can be measured by the existing stock of data as it exists in 2016, while outlining the levels of required disaggregation, availability and reliability. The audit includes data from both government and third party organisations. Having a clear understanding of the state of available data and its origins, is integral to understand the next steps in building a comprehensive measurement platform for Goal 16. It also enables a clearer understanding of NSOs requirements.
Platforms and Applications

Resource Watch

Resource Watch is an open, freely accessible, online global data system that unites technology, transparency, and human networks to drive sustainable management of the planet’s resources.
Principles and Standards

International Statistical Institute's Declaration of Professional Ethics

The aim of the Declaration is to enable the statistician's individual ethical judgments and decisions to be informed by shared values and experience, rather than by rigid rules imposed by the profession. The Declaration seeks to document widely held principles of the statistical profession and to identify the factors that obstruct their implementation. It offers a framework within which the conscientious statistician should be able to work comfortably.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Governance Data: Who Uses It and Why?

AidData and the Governance Data Alliance released a report, Governance Data: Who Uses it and Why?, that evaluates the use of governance data among policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle- income countries. 
Platforms and Applications

Tanzania Socioeconomic Database and Dashboard

The Tanzania Socioeconomic Database is a comprehensive and up-to-date socioeconomic database system. Its main objective is to democratise access, use and dissemination of accurate data on a wide range of socioeconomic indicators in a user-friendly manner.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Use of IATI in Country Systems

This paper presents a brief summary of Development Gateway (DG) activities and learning through its ongoing year-long program “Use of IATI in Country Systems.”
Data4SDGs Toolbox

2030Watch: Civil Society Monitoring of the SDGs at the Country Level

The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) Germany has developed a prototype for SDG Monitoring at the national level, with a focus on SDG implementation in high-income countries and their responsibilities in this context. The tool includes three data visualisations.
Platforms and Applications

SDG Crowdsourcing App: Take Action on the SDGs!

Esri invites you to take action on the SDGs. Go to their site, upload your information, and a description of your aims to contribute to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Big Data for Development: A Primer

In an effort to help shed some light on those questions, the United Nations Global Pulse is pleased to share "Big Data for Development Primer” - a brief introductory guide to big data for the development community.
Research, Methods and Good Practices

Mobile Data for Development: A Primer

UN Global Pulse is pleased to publish ‘Mobile Phone Network Data for Development’, a primer on how analysis of Call Detail Records (CDRs) can provide valuable information for humanitarian and development purposes.
Platforms and Applications

The SDG Hub: SDG Open Data Site

Esri is proud to present The SDG Hub, an SDG Open Data Site where everyone can tell their stories, and engage and inspire their audiences by combining text, images, and other multimedia content with maps.
Platforms and Applications

NASA's Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

NASA's SEDAC, the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, offers a wide range of data relevant to sustainable development, including data and indicators on population, infrastructure, land use, poverty, natural resources, disaster risk, climate impacts and vulnerability, environmental pollution, and international environmental agreements. It also offers interactive visualization and query tools to support research, applications, and decision making, including innovative mapping clients and mobile applications.
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.